Martha Templeman, 96, of Southborough


Obit Martha TemplemanSouthborough – Martha Lillian Templeman, 96, passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at Worcester Memorial Hospital.

Born Aug. 19, 1919 in Brighton, She was the daughter of William C. and Rachael F. Palmer. She moved to Southborough in 1925, after the death of her mother. She was a graduate of Peters High School in Southborough, class of 1937, and then went to work at Fenwal Corp. Ashland. She married Clifford Templeman in 1943 and began raising her family.

For many years, she was well known for raising Boston Terriers.

She leaves a son, Clifford G. Templeman of Southborough and his girlfriend Nancy Perkins; a daughter, Virginia A. Whynot and her husband Stephen of Southborough; two granddaughters, Julie Daoust and her husband Alan of Little Elm, Texas and Colleen Hoppe of Southborough; a grandson, Liam, of Worcester; four great-grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford G. Templeman Sr., who passed in 1985; her brother, William Palmer Jr. of Hopkinton; her sister, Eleanor Walkup of S. Attleboro; and her son, William P. Templeman of Southborough.

She was a member of the First Community Church of Southborough for many years, as well as being an active member of the Southborough Senior Center where she enjoyed the company of her longtime Southborough friends. For the past two and a half years, she had been residing at the Christopher Heights Assisted Living Facility in Marlborough, where her cheerful, playful personality was enjoyed by her new friends.

A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m., at Rural Cemetery, Cordaville Road (Route 85), Southborough, prior to a memorial service at the First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd., Southborough, which will be held at 11 a.m. A collation at the church will follow. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the John P. Rowe Funeral Home of Marlborough.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully appreciated to be sent to the First Community Church, 137 Southville Rd., Southborough, MA 01772.