Martha Emily Moses died on May 28 at her home in Edgartown, surrounded by her family. She was 81.

She was the devoted wife of George Samuel Moses for more than 63 years.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1940 in Boston. She graduated from Brookline High School and continued her education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northeastern University and Boston University. During her time in school, Martha met her husband George Samuel Moses and they were inseparable ever since. She was the love of his life.

She went on to attend nursing school. After graduating, she worked at Norwood Hospital, South Shore Hospital and many nursing homes on Cape Cod.

Martha had a passion for life in her earlier years. She was a bridge player, a judge for the Norwood Stingrays, an avid skier and a swimmer. She raised her family in Norwood and Walpole, and then moved full time to Gray Gables in Bourne. She spent more than 70 summers on Cape Cod, where she loved boating and sailing with her friends and family. Martha and George spent winters in Maui or Fort Lauderdale and traveled extensively for more than 40 years. Mimi, as her family affectionately called her, surrounded herself with her family and enjoyed planning the annual Christmas party, the annual Thanksgiving crafts party, and the Easter bunny egg hunt. She was the life of the party.

In addition to her husband George Samuel Moses, she is survived by her five children: Martha and her husband David Hester, Janet and her husband Thaddeus Johnson, George and his wife Tricia Moses, Debbie and her husband Shawn Spillane, and Marilyn Moses and her husband Alan Schweikert; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10 at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Oak Bluffs, followed by interment in the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown. Family and friends are invited to a celebration after the services at the family’s home, located at 3 Eagle’s Nest, in Edgartown.

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