Essex, VT—Martha Marion Boudah passed away peacefully with her children by her side on Thursday, March 18, 2021. A long time resident of Essex, Martha was 86.
Martha was born on January 20, 1935 in Westford, VT to Lucille (Deuso) and Arthur Meunier. She graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax and attended Johnson State College. Martha married Richard Boudah on October 30, 1954 at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Fairfax, VT. They were married for 62 years before Dick’s passing in 2017.
Martha had many interests but first and foremost was her family and home. Dick and Martha built their home together in Essex in 1966 on 7 acres of land. Here she enjoyed her horses, dogs, maple sugaring, vegetable gardening and tending her flower beds. She taught her 5 children the country way of life which included being involved in the local 4-H clubs. Martha was an expert seamstress sewing clothing and many quilts over the years. She did extensive family genealogy research. She also loved to write and had several magazine articles published. Camping was always a big part of their life. In their later years, Dick and Martha traveled with their truck camper to 49 of the 50 states. She loved the outdoors and was happy riding her horses, walking her dogs or strolling on a beach.
Surviving Martha are her children Debra (Stuart) Toof of Fairfax, James Boudah of Westford, Richard Boudah Jr. of Fairfax, Thomas (Kim) Boudah of Colchester and daughter-in-law Lauri Boudah of Bradenton, FL. Her grandchildren Shannon, Jason, Kasey, Sean, Alexandra and Tommy. Her great grandchildren Tyler, Kaitlyn and Audrey. Her brothers James (Lena) Meunier and Roger (Donna) Meunier both of Fairfax. Martha is also survived by her brother and sister-in-laws, an aunt and uncle and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She also leaves behind many dear friends who will remember her kindness and smiles.
Besides her parents, Martha was predeceased by her husband Richard Boudah, Sr. and her son David Boudah.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Essex Center, VT. Burial will follow at St. Luke’s cemetery in Fairfax, VT.
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To honor Martha’s love of animals, especially dogs, please consider a contribution to the rescue where she adopted her last dog Missi. Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478
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