Martha Rech
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BENNINGTON- Martha Rech, 93, a resident of the Village at Fillmore Pond, died on Sunday, June 17. Mrs. Rech was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 22, 1919, the daughter of William and Sadie (Whitten) Ludwig. Mrs. Rech and her twin sister Edna were born on George Washington’s birthday, hence her name, Martha Washington. She disliked her middle name, but liked that she shared a birthday with Washington and that her birthday was a holiday. She graduated from John Adams High School in Ozone Park, NY. In 1945, she married Chester Rech. They lived in Queens Village, NY, until 1976, when they moved to Wilmington. They were married 54 years at the time of his death in 1999.

Mrs. Rech enjoyed her home, and in later years, she enjoyed watching the Red Sox. Mrs. Rech attended the First Church of Christ, Scientist. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Rech, of Wilmington; her twin sister, Edna Richards, of Woodhaven, NY; her nieces, Joyce Richards, of Woodhaven, NY, and Ginny Dupree, of Huntington Station, NY; and seven grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Viola Bouchard, and her nephew, Eugene Bouchard.

A celebration of the life of Mrs. Rech will be announced at a later date.

There are no visiting hours. If friends desire gifts in Mrs. Rech’s memory may be made to the Vermont Land Trust of Montpelier, the Vermont Land Trust and Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy or the Wilmington Historical Society, c/o Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, PO Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal email condolences visit
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