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PORTLAND – Martha Black handed away peacefully on Could 29, 2021, at her residence at Seventy-5 State Avenue. Martha was born July 12, 1946, in Bangor, Maine, to Luke and Geraldine (Jacobs) Sabo.
As a younger teenager, Martha handled kidney illness and in January 1999 she turned a kidney transplant recipient. From that day on she had a fantastic ardour to pay it ahead by getting the phrase out about tissue/organ donation. She was an lively member of the Nationwide Kidney Basis of Maine Board of Administrators by talking at varied venues about donation and volunteering for the NKF of Maine and New England Donor Providers. She additionally participated in six official Transplant Video games in the united statesA. and Canada between 2000 and 2008.
Martha’s profession spanned greater than 40 years within the medical occupation as a entrance desk consultant at Maine Medical Middle Laboratory, in addition to a cardiac catheterization technician. She additionally served as a radiology secretary at Regional Memorial Hospital in Brunswick. Later at MMC, she turned an authorized medical assistant whereas working on the household observe unit and later as a medical coding consultant till her retirement in 2015.
She was an out of doors fanatic and particularly loved biking and snowshoeing. She additionally had a fantastic ardour for knitting.
Martha was predeceased by her mother and father, and her sister, Ruthellen Bragdon Torrey. Martha is survived by her son, Stephen D. Black, his spouse Shannon and their daughter, Iris Pearl; Stephen’s father and Martha’s former husband, Chip Black; a really particular niece, Annika Black; in addition to her aunts, nieces, nephews, brother-in-law, sister-in-law and plenty of pals.
Martha’s household and pals want to acknowledge their heartfelt appreciation for the considerate, caring employees at Seventy-5 State Avenue. Their superlative skilled care and compassion all through her residency usually prompted Martha to comment how fortunate she was to have the ability to stay at Seventy-5 State Avenue.
Visiting hours might be 3-6 p.m., Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Hobbs Funeral Dwelling, 230 Cottage Street, South Portland. Condolences could also be expressed on-line at http://www.hobbsfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions could also be made to: New England Donor Service
61 1st Avenue,
Waltham, MA 02451.
Please think about changing into an organ donor.
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