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KINGSTON, NH: Martha Stebbins Burnham, 67, of Kingston, passed away with peace and grace on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with family and friends at her side.

Martha was born October 29, 1948 in LaCrosse, Wis., a daughter of the late Charles D. and Louise (Perkins) Stebbins. Raised in Winchester, she graduated from Winchester High School and later the University of Maine with the Class of 1970. She married her high school sweetheart, Steve and lived in Evansville, Ind., Mesa, Ariz., and Atlanta, Ga., before settling in Kingston, where she was an active member of Bethany church and a children’s leader in Community Bible Study.

She will be always remembered as a loving mother and grandmother whose greatest passion was her family, grandchildren and church family. In addition, she was a big part of the Krempels family in support of the brain-injured. Martha faced challenges in her life with remarkable sense of humor and grace.

The family believes that when someone passes, their life does not end but rather changes. We know that Martha as reached a place of everlasting peace alongside Jesus Christ. While we grieve her passing, with our grief comes the lightness of hope.

Martha is survived by her loving husband, Stephen Burnham; son, James Burnham; daughter, Jessica Francoeur and her husband, Jason; grandson, Bourque Francoeur and granddaughter, Lily Francoeur; brother, Bruce Stebbins and his wife, Jeannette and a sister, Emily Carbonetti and her husband, Richard.

A celebration of life will be held after the holidays at Bethany Church in Greenland. A date and time will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Krempels Center, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 24, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Assistance with arrangements was by the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Martha’s memorial website and sign her tribute wall.
Published on  December 10, 2015
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