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Martha Lent Obituary

Martha Elizabeth Lent
Martha Elizabeth Lent

January 12, 2016
Born in Bridgeport, CT
Resided in Catskill, NY
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A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Martha E. Lent, who passed away on January 12, 2016, will be held on Saturday, April 9, at 12:00 Noon at the Hillside Cemetery Chapel, 57 Walnut Street, Torrington. A brief graveside interment ceremony will follow. The service will be led by Pastor Steven Darr of the First Congregational Church of Torrington. The Lent family welcomes all attendees to join them after the service for a luncheon at Chatterley's Banquet Facility, 371 Pinewoods Road.

Her full obituary follows:

Martha Elizabeth (Kjellerstedt) Lent, formerly of Torrington, CT and Cape Cod, MA, died peacefully at Greene Meadows in Catskill, NY on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

Martha was born in Bridgeport, CT on March 18, 1928 to Herbert P. and Sarah (Saville) Kjellerstedt. She was a graduate of the Torrington High School Class of 1945 and a lifetime member of the '45 Club. Martha was married to the late David A. Lent for 57 years. She was employed as an executive assistant at The Torin Corp in Torrington, CT. After 'retiring' to Brewster she was employed by Bay Village Realty. She and David enjoyed their final retirement years at Heatherwood in YarmouthPort.

Martha was a long-time member of Center Congregational Church in Torrington, CT, as well as The First Congregational Church of Harwich in MA. She actively participated in the many volunteer opportunities the churches offered. Martha loved hosting holiday and summer gatherings, both in CT and on the Cape. She never missed an opportunity to enjoy the company of family and friends.

She was the loving mother of Cynthia E. Van Loan and her husband John of Cairo, NY; David A. Lent, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth of Epsom, NH; Barbara E. Hoffman and her husband Paul of Oakville, CT; Bradford A. Lent and his wife Lynne of Mesa, AZ; and the late Deborah A. Hagenian. She was the grandmother of Sarah E. Reese, Matthew C. Hagenian, Katharine L. Duggan, Jeremy D. Lent, Alison E. Bozzuto and Michael P. Hoffman; great-grandmother of Katelyn E. and Mackenzie G. Reese and Kayleigh E. Bozzuto. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Pamela A. Kjellerstedt, son-in-law Charles P. Hagenian and many nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her sister, Amelia E. Waldron and brother, Albert W. Kjellerstedt.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local Hospice.

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Hillside Cemetery Chapel
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Saturday, April 9, 2016
12:00 PM
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Hillside Cemetery
76 Walnut Street
Torrington, CT USA 06790
Saturday, April 9, 2016