Martha Theresa Racine, 89, beloved wife of Philip Racine who predeceased her in 2017, passed
away peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Baystate Medical Center with her loving family by her side. Martha was born on December 25, 1929, in Springfield, MA, daughter of Harold G. and Mary (Kearney) Henderson. She was a lifelong resident of Springfield and a graduate of the High School of Commerce. Martha was employed for 10 years as a secretary by the Springfield School Department at the Daniel B. Brunton Elementary School. Later she became the office manager of her husband’s business, P Racine Inc. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick’s Church in Springfield. Martha was a very independent woman who loved to travel with her friends and family. She adored her grandchildren and later in life her great grandchildren. Over the past several years, she enjoyed going out to eat or to a movie or a play with her many dear friends. Martha leaves behind her loving children, Mark Racine of Springfield and Kathy D’Amario of Longmeadow; three cherished grandchildren, Ryan D’Amario and his wife, Madison of Lithia, FL, Caitlin Sweeney and her husband, Sean, of Portland, CT, and Justin Racine of Wells, ME, and two great grandsons, Owen D’Amario and Colin Sweeney. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday, Oct. 1, for Martha’s Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, 1900 Allen St., Springfield. Her burial will be private at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. There are no calling hours. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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