Martha Rose Eichstedt, 78, of New Marlborough died Sunday, Sept. 3, at Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington. Martha was born in Great Barrington on Aug. 5, 1939, the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Dallava) Stehlin. Martha worked for many years as a school bus aide for Bachetti’s and Ormsbee Bus Company and a chambermaid the Lamplighter Hotel. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, and writing poetry. Martha was a communicant of Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of the Valley churches. Martha’s husband, Herbert W. Eichstedt Jr., predeceased her on May 6, 2015.
Martha is survived by four sons James Eichstedt of Connecticut, Herbert W. Eichstedt III and wife Louise of Mill River, Brian L. Eichstedt Sr. and wife Bonnie of Durham, North Carolina, and Paul Eichstedt of Ashley Falls; sister Barbara Gardner of Arizona; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Martha was predeceased by her twin sister, Mary Seelig.
Graveside services for Martha Eichstedt will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. in Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Great Barrington with Reverend William P. Murphy, pastor, officiating. There are no calling hours. Services are entrusted to BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfuneralservices.com.