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“Dear Zach, Michael, Matt, Tony, Words cannot express how sad I am at the loss of your wonderfull mother. She will forever live in my heart. She was...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Andy Streeks - Ashburnham, MA

“I worked with Martha at Spring Hill and grew very close to her over the few years of working together. She brought so much light to the hill and such...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Danielle Marshall - Jaffrey, NH

“I am so saddened to hear of Martha's passing... She was a floral designer for me when I owned the shop Lilacs of Sterling. She was a great person...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa D. David


4 of 19 | Posted by: NH Region National Ski Patrol - NH

“to Mike,Zach,Tony,and Mathew,and family,<br />I am so very sorry to hear about your mother Martha.When I think of her I always think of you...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Jonathan Rellstab - Las Vegas, NV

“Dear Zach, Michael, Matt, Tony, and family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. Martha was a very talented lady. We remember lots of fun times. We...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Joan - MA

“Peace to her memory. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Jane and David Westerfield - IL

“Tony, Mat & family. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Will remember her full of life, always smiling & her love of the slopes. Take care! The...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Banahan - MA

“Martha was an amazing person who had the biggest heart! I worked with her for several years and she would always talk about how much she loved her...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Basner - Simsbury, CT

“My deepest sympathies, I enjoyed getting to know her while patrolling at Crotched Mtn. She will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Joanne Kenyon - Chelmsford, MA

“Tony, Matt, Michael & Zach,I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a ray of sunshine. She always saw the bright spot in everyone. We had some...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Alzapiedi - Sterling, MA

“To Martha's children & family,We are so sorry to hear of Martha's passing and your loss. We have fond memories of her and what a wonderful person and...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Bruce & Wendy Rellstab & Family - MA

“may you RIP. we werent close as sisters in law but will never forget you. Matt and Tony. I am here for you. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Carla R Walsh - Auburn, MA

“We wish to send our deepest condolences to all Martha's family and friends. Martha was a wonderful person and a lot of fun to be around.We remember...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Carl &Caroline Rellstab - MA

“Dear Tom, Carleen and Family,Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your sister, Martha. I hope the memories that you have will bring...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Robyn Beaudry Davison - MA

“My utmost sincere condolences to all of Martha's sons, her brothers and all those who loved her. I will always remember Martha as an outstanding Mom...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Rellstab - Sterling, MA

“We are so terribly sorry to hear of Martha's passing and would like to extend our condolences to all family members. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Kristen Walker and Colin Hayes - TN

“Our hearts go out to your family. Such an amazingly kind & loving person. Matt, Tony, Michael and Zach, we are especially thinking of you. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Jeff & Stephanie Hayes - NH

“My utmost sincere condolences to Martha's sons, her brothers and all those who loved Martha. I will always remember Martha as an outstanding Mother...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Brian Rellstab - Sterling


ASHBURNHAM - Martha Ellen Larson, 59, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. She was born in Worcester, a daughter of the late Russell P. and Charlotte A. (Field) Larson.

Martha was raised in the Quinsigamond Village area of Worcester and graduated from Burncoat HS, and The Stockbridge School at the University of Massachusetts- Amherst. In 2010 Martha completed her RN degree from Mount Wachusett Community College, and most recently worked several years for Spring Hill Recovery in Ashby. She was a talented floral designer, who worked for several area florists through the years and loved spending time outdoors. She enjoyed kayaking, hiking and especially skiing, spending many years on the ski patrols at Mt Wachusett and Crotched Mountain ski areas. Martha held a love for animals her whole life. As a teenager, she volunteered many hours at the Worcester Science Center, now the Ecotarium in Worcester.

Martha will be forever loved and missed by her four sons; Carl "Tony" Faler of Denver, Matthew Faler of Lowell, Michael Rellstab of Ashburnham and Zach Rellstab of Worcester; her two brothers, Peter R. Larson and his wife, Judith of Grand Rapids, MI, and Thomas W. Larson, Sr. and his wife, Carleen of West Boylston; as well as several nieces, nephews, and countless friends.

A memorial service celebrating Martha's life is planned on June 24 at Bethlehem Covenant Church, 46 Greenwood Street, Worcester. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Sierra Club (https://vault.sierraclub.org/ways-to-give/%23donate-maintab). Arrangements are under the care of the Fay Brothers Funeral Home, West Boylston. To share an online condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook on this page.