Martha L. (Rowe) Maher, 78, a lifelong resident of Marlborough died on Saturday, July 31, 2021, after a year of declining health, at Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center, Northborough, surrounded by her loving family.
Martha was born in Marlborough, the daughter of the late, John and Mildred (Urquhart) Rowe. She attended local Schools, graduating from St. Anne Academy in 1961.
As a young woman, Martha was employed at Woolworth’s Five & Dime on Main St. After marrying her husband, Charlie and getting her 3 children through school, she worked at Cumberland Farms for many years as well as working the local election polls, first as an inspector and later as clerk, primarily Ward 3 Precinct 1. She loved children and babysitting, crochet, and working on crafts.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Charles “Charlie” L. Maher of Marlborough; her 2 sons, Paul J. Maher and his wife Joan (Collins) of Northborough, Kevin W. Maher of Oxford; a sister, Mary E. Rowe of Marlborough; 2 brothers, John P. Rowe Jr and his wife Gaye of Marlborough and J. Peter Rowe of Southborough and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Martha was predeceased by a son Michael L. Maher in 2013 and a sister-in-law, Gail V. (Baker) Rowe in 2010.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, from 6-8 p.m. in the Short & Rowe Funeral Home, 95 W. Main St., Marlborough, MA.
A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, August 7, at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Wilson St., Marlborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to, Alzheimer’s Association, 100 North Pkwy, Worcester, MA 01605
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