Marlborough – Everett Hartmann, 88, died Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 after a short period of failing health. He was the husband of Claire (Cyr) Hartmann to whom he was married for 55 years.
Born in College Point, N.Y., the son of the late Clarence and Amalia (Kraemer) Hartmann, he lived in Marlborough for the past 39 years.
Mr. Hartmann worked for 39 years as a laboratory technician for GTE Labs in Whitestone, N.Y. and later in Waltham. He was a former member of Toastmasters.
He and his wife were avid dancers, enjoying many different types of dance,
including square, folk, ballroom and round dancing. The Hartmanns spent 45 years teaching round dancing, which is a choreographed form of ballroom dancing. He also enjoyed traveling, reading and, above all else, spending time with his family.
Diagnosed with Diabetes in 1927, Mr. Hartmann was able to take control of his health through a strict diet and vigorous exercise. He lived to the
age of 88, an age that very few diabetics reach. He hoped that his life will inspire all diabetics to live a healthy lifestyle.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Lorraine McLaughlin and her husband Scott of Franklin; three sons, Lee Hartmann and
his wife Nancy of Plymouth, Glenn Hartmann and his wife Tam of Ludlow, and Steven Hartmann and his wife Arivanh of Westfield; and five grandchildren, Andrew, Mikaela, Erika, Danielle and Connor. He was predeceased by his son, Kurt, who died in 1985.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., Marlborough, will be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Joslin
Clinic High Hopes Fund, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.