Mary A. Martel, 89, of Hudson


Obit Mary A. MartelHudson – Mary A. (Satas) Martel, 89, of Hudson, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, surrounded by her loving family, at the Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Marlborough.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Hudson, the daughter of Michelina (Jeremich) and Bartholomeu Satas. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Paul L. Martel of Hudson, former owner of Martel’s News Enterprise Press; her daughter, Ellen Martel of Spring, Texas; four grandchildren, Christopher Bruce, Alexandria Magill, Matthew Martel, and Emily Martel; four great-grandchildren, John, Wesley, Nicholas, and Maximillian Magill; and sisters-in-law, Betty Satas and Nathalie (Martel) Ahearn. She was predeceased by her son, Peter L. Martel; sister, Edna (Satas) Riley; and brothers, Joseph and Wallace Satas.

Mary was a parishioner of Christ the King Church and St. Michael’s parishes. She attended St. Michael’s Academy and graduated from Hudson High in 1944. After attending Vesper George School of Art in Boston, she pursued a career at Priscilla’s of Boston and was a sewing instructor at Singers in Marlborough.

She was a member of the Hudson Historical Society, Hudson Woman’s Club, and the Ace of Clubs. She and husband Paul were active in the Hickory Hills Square Dancing Club, and traveled extensively in the U.S.A. and Europe. She enjoyed painting in multiple mediums, and was an award-winning artist.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, June 20, at 9 a.m., in Saint Michael’s Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial services will be held privately at a later date in Saint Michael’s Cemetery of Hudson. Family and friends may attend calling hours Sunday, June 19, from 3-6 p.m., at the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home, 50 Central St., Hudson (

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary may be sent to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at  or 101 A 1st Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.

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