Published DateLACONIA — Martha E. Tasker, 76, of 406 Court Street, died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Laconia.
She was born on October 10, 1936 in Mystic, Connecticut, the daughter of Herbert D. Jr. and Marie (Deans) Chapman. Martha was raised in the Belmont area and also traveled extensively as an Air Force wife prior to moving back to the area about nine years ago. Martha received her Master's Degree in English and taught religious education around the world. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, friends and family. She loved playing cards, traveling and singing in the church choir. She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish in Belmont and also a member of the Red Hat Society and was active with Catholic charities.
She is survived by her two sons; Jamey Tasker and his wife Jill of New Baden, Illinois and Marty Tasker and his wife Teresa of Coppell, Texas, two brothers; Nate Chapman and his wife Arline of Pembroke and William "Bill" Chapman and his wife Pam of Laconia, four grandchildren; Collin Tasker, Andrew Tasker, Claire Tasker and Luke Tasker. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Maurice F. Tasker and one sister, Doris Chapman-Paquette.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 AM on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at St. Joseph Parish, 96 Main Street, Belmont. Burial services will be private.
For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center or to Bishop Bradley Senior Living Community, both at 406 Court Street, Laconia, NH 03246-3600.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com .