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Enfield, CT - Martha (Scott) Bassett passed away peacefully July 7, 2018, after a brief illness. Born March 19, 1931, in Bradford, Pa., Martha was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, wife, grandmother, and friend. She was beloved by her family and friends and will be greatly missed. Eldest daughter of David and Mary Catharine (O’Connell) Scott of Bradford, Pa., Martha was valedictorian of Bradford High School, class of 1949. She graduated from Brown University, class of 1953, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature. After raising five children in Longmeadow, Mass., she worked as Court Reporter in Springfield, Administrator to the Board of Selectmen in Longmeadow, Office Manager for the firms John R Morse PC in Gloucester, and Field, Eddy, and Bulkley in Springfield, member of the Rockport Art Association and Treasurer of the Laurels HOA Board of Directors. Martha loved to travel with family and friends. Accomplished at quilting, needlepoint, and baking, her family enjoyed many hand-made gifts. A voracious reader with a sharp wit, she made any conversation more interesting. She loved to play Bridge with her friends and enjoyed family time at the shore in Old Lyme, Conn., and on Cape Cod. Martha is survived by her sister, Mary Catharine (Scott) Imboden of Erie, Pa.; her children Elizabeth Bennett and husband John of Sterling, Va., Glen Bassett and wife Shirley of Lexington, Mass., Katharine Tobin and husband Timm of Longmeadow, Mass., Eleanor Bassett of Hudson, N.H., and David Bassett of Glastonbury, Conn.; and her grandchildren Joseph, Katherine, Gregg, Christopher, Paige, James, Nicholas, Charlotte, and Haley. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 11, 4 to 7 p.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Ave., Springfield, MA. Family and friends are asked to meet for the funeral service on Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s, 519 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA. Burial is planned for a later date in Erie, Pa. A remembrance memorial for Martha will be placed at St. Mary’s Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Catholic Charities in Martha’s name. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com.
Published on  July 10, 2018
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