Grace R. (Thibault) Martin, 80, a longtime resident of Haverhill, died peacefully Dec. 24, at Wingate at Haverhill, surrounded by her children.
Born and raised in Haverhill, daughter of the late Antonio and Virginia (Bean) Thibault, she attended local schools and was a member of All Saints Parish and the former Saint Joseph Parish. From 1969 until her retirement in 1986, she was employed as the manager of Styletrend Leather Co. in Haverhill. Martin moved to Florida in 1986 and enjoyed her retirement painting in oils, stitching, making slip covers and taking trips to the beach. She returned to reside in the Haverhill area in 2008.
She leaves six sons, Richard D. Martin of Laconia, N.H., Robert J. Martin of Leicester, Thomas A. Martin and his wife Patricia of Haverhill, John J. Martin of Sanford, Fla., William R. Martin of Haverhill and Frederick O. Martin and his wife Jennifer of Haverhill; two daughters, Donna M. Reid of Bradford, and Bonnie L. Martin of Haverhil1; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by grandchildren Seth Martin and Amanda Reid, two brothers David Thibault and Jean Thibault and a sister Marie Thibault.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday, Dec. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Berube-Comeau Funeral Home, 47 Broadway, Haverhill. Her funeral service follows at 7:15 p.m., at the funeral home. A family burial service takes place at a later date in Center Cemetery, Sandown, N.H. The family requests memorial donations be made to Boston Children’s Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN.