Martha A. Lewis

Jan 13, 2014
Martha A. Lewis

Westfield, Mass. — Martha Ann Lewis, 59, was granted her angel wings Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

Martha “Martie” Ann Lewis was born in Westfield, Mass. Friday, Dec. 17, 1954.

She is survived by her mother, Dorothy Mae Lewis, who resides in Camden; and Martha’s siblings: Barry Lewis of Lexvernia, Texas, Barbara Bowden of Elgin, Okla., Suzanne Bowden of Rockland and Mark Lewis of Springfield, Mass. Martha was predeceased by her brother, Eric Lewis and her father, Emery Lewis. Martha will be missed dearly by her four devoted children: Elizabeth Mae Paskins, Christopher John Paskins, Matthew Ian Paskins and Alex J. LaValley, all of Westfield, Mass. She has four beautiful grandchildren, Cierra Anne Paskins, Matthew Paskins, Isaac Paskins and Sarissa Paskins. In addition to the family tree is Ariel, the family pet dog and loyal companion.

Martha was an intelligent woman with a heart of gold. She loved animals and she had an extensive teddy bear collection. Some of her other interests included family, gardening, knitting, and playing video games on Nintendo Game Boy; Tetris was one of her favorites. Martha was an alumna of Springfield Technical Community College, where she accomplished an associate’s degree in human services, graduating on the dean’s list with high honors. Martha’s legacy will continue to carry on in others, as her final act was to give the gift of life through tissue donation.

In accordance to Martha’s wishes, a private service and burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Camden. There will be a memorial service held in Westfield, Mass., which will be published at a later date — all friends and loved ones are welcome to attend.

Arrangements entrusted to the Byron Keenan Funeral Home and Cremation Tribute Center 1858 Allen Street, Springfield, MA 01118. Please visit

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