Martha Vivian Hunt Littlefield, 72, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019 with her two daughters at her bedside at Avantara nursing home in Billings, MT. Martha was born March 23, 1946 and lived the majority of her life in Windsor, Connecticut. She graduated from Windsor High School in 1964 and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Hartford. She worked most of her career at The Hartford Insurance Company but her true passion was teaching high school which she did for several years at Hartford High School.
Martha was completely devoted to her two daughters; her home was constantly filled with the many friends of her girls’ and her house had an open-door policy where everyone was welcome. Many took comfort in Martha’s conversations, advice, and support. Martha was also a true dog lover, she treated them like family and they were her very best friends. Martha will be remembered for her witty sense of humor, her beautiful flower gardens, her love of history and the arts, and her feminist liberal views of which she was passionate in sharing.
Martha leaves behind her two daughters, Megan Littlefield and her husband Ben Tyrrell (Billings, MT) Jessica Strietelmeier and her husband Mike Strietelmeier (Enfield, CT), her five beautiful grandchildren whom she loved deeply, Olivia and Conor Tyrrell and Shea, Cooper and Ivy Strietelmeier. She is also survived by her two sisters, Betsy Sierra and Timmie Munroe, and her ex-husband and lifelong friend, Hoby Littlefield, in addition to many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Martha spent the last year of her life at Avantara nursing home in Billings, MT where she made new friends and was loved and cared for by many.
Martha struggled with mental illness throughout her life. She fought this illness fiercely, but in her recent years it caused her to isolate from many. Please join us in celebrating Martha in her highs and lows and know that she has now found complete peace. A memorial service will be held on March 30, at 11:00am at the First Church in Windsor, Connecticut. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Connecticut Chapter – NAMI (https://www.namict.org/donate).