Martha M. BaumannMarch 19, 1927 ~ January 14, 2017 (age 89)
Martha McShane Baumann, daughter of Ruth (Fuller) and Edward McShane, quietly passed away at home following a long illness. Her remaining hours were spent with her family visiting throughout the day. Her wish to be at home was realized because of the loving care from family, So. Shore Visiting Nurses and Old Colony Hospice.
Married for 59 years, she was pre-deceased by her husband, George A. Baumann.
Martha is survived by her daughter, the Rev. Rebecca E. Baumann of Quincy with whom she lived for the last three years. Two grandsons and their families were with her on her last day; Timothy O'Brien and his wife Carolyn of Dedham, MA and their sons Benjamin and Samuel; Devin O'Brien and his wife Lindsey of Brookline, NH and their children Elliott and Molly.
Martha was a quiet and gentle woman who adored her family. She was very gracious and generous always having a beautiful smile for anyone.
Born in Lewiston, ME she spent her early years living in Bath, ME. Upon entering high school, she moved with her mother to Auburn, ME where she graduated from Edward Little High School in 1944. Upon graduation, she was employed at Cushman Shoe in Auburn. A co-worker, Kay, who would later become Martha's sister-in-law introduced her to her brother George on a blind date. George and Martha were married several years later at High Street Methodist Church in Auburn. As an only child, Martha loved her new family of five siblings and ultimately her many nieces and nephews.
Eventually, the couple moved to Saugus and then Chelsea before settling in Wollaston. Together she and her husband ran Baumann Contracting Co for more than thirty years. She was employed for many years as a bookkeeper with Howard Johnson's in the Motor Lodge Accounting Division. Upon retirement, she and her husband enjoyed several trips to Europe, Alaska and across country. When George could no longer drive, Martha received her driver's license at the age of 75.
She had been a member of The Fuller Society, The Order of Eastern Star as well as Quincy Community United Methodist Church. She particularly enjoyed the fellowship and outreach of the church women of Sigma Phi.
A quiet gathering of Remembrance with family was held at the Common Market. Her ashes will be interred in the spring at Gracelawn Cemetery in Auburn, ME. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made in her memory to The Joslin Diabetes Clinic.