In memory of
Martha Jane Hegeman Martha passed away on Sept. 23, 2020, with her family by her side, at age 66. She was born and grew up in Macedon. Martha is survived by her husband of 46 years, Robert; children, Brian (Kylie) Hegeman and Erin (Bret) Hegeman; siblings, Tom (Janet) Bills, Peg (Tom) Estrich, Carol (Lance) Warner and Jack (Kim) Bills; three grandchildren, Quinn, Eli and Annika; and many aunts, an uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father, Charles Bills; and her mother, Ann Bills, who passed away on Sept. 17, 2020.?? Martha worked as an accountant for over 40 years, first at Chase Bank and most recently at The Daily Messenger. Martha enjoyed summer vacations spent camping with her family, from Maine to Virginia. Martha's hobbies included sewing, gardening and baking, all of which she cherished sharing first with her children and then with her grandchildren. She was a constant model of kindness, generosity, selflessness and patience, for which she'll always be remembered. After retiring, she hand-made several dozen fleece blankets for newborn children at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Catholic Charities. In recent years, she found help from local Parkinson's support groups including LOUD Crowd and Rock Steady Boxing. A woman of strong faith, Martha was a member of St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Newark for over 40 years and had served as a eucharistic minister and volunteered with numerous groups and for many events. Family and friends may call on Tuesday, September 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 1040 Route 31, Macedon. A funeral Mass will be offered on Wednesday, September 30, at 10 a.m. at St Michael's Church, 401 S. Main St., Newark. Martha will be privately laid to rest in Macedon Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Center, www.lifetimecare.org/donate ; the Parkinson's Foundation, www.parkinson.org ; or St. Michael's Church of Newark, www.stmichaelsnewark.org/financial-giving. To leave an online condolence, light a candle or upload a photo please visit www.murphyfuneralservices.com.
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