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Rainey, Martha J.

Martha Jean Rainey, a longtime resident of Dedham, died Thursday, September 7, 2023 at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Needham. She was 81. Martha was born October 10, 1941 in Easton, Massachusetts the youngest daughter of Bernard James Jr., and Mary Elizabeth (Cruikshank) Talbot. She graduated from Oliver Ames High School in Easton and earned her Bachelor degree in English from Northeastern University. Martha worked in the personnel department as the benefits director for Norfolk and Dedham Insurance Company in Dedham until her retirement in 2006. She volunteered as a Cub Scout Pack leader when her sons were young. Martha enjoyed league bowling and roller skating at Roll Land in Norwood. She was the partner of the late Charles Chase, mother of the late Erik L. Rainey, and was grandmother to an angel grandchild. She is survived by her son, Glenn M. Rainey, and his wife Jean, of Dedham; her daughter Lynn Rainey, and her fiance, Eric, of Scituate; five grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, September 10th from 5pm to 7:30 pm at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 7:30 pm. Interment will be private.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Karen St. John
    September 7th, 2023 | 11:25 pm

    Loved skating with you
    as well as working with you at N&D Reap your reward Martha dance with the angles

  2. Judy Ruxton
    September 9th, 2023 | 4:40 pm

    Martha was a wonderful, loving person. She accomplished a long working life while attending to her family, including her extended family, and managed to go to college and getting her degree! Amazing feat and now she may rest. God bless her !

  3. Pat Maguire Parrie
    September 11th, 2023 | 8:56 pm

    Thinking back to high school days and good times with classmates like Martha Talbot! Condolences to her family!

  4. Bob Kingsley
    September 12th, 2023 | 3:21 am

    My sympathies to the family.a life well led.

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