Martha M. Winzler

PALMYRA – Martha M. Winzler (Dyer), 71, of Palmyra, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 6, 2022.

Martha was born on Aug. 4, 1950, to the late Ralph and Adah Dyer. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1968 and from Husson University in Bangor, in 1972. It was at Husson that she met her beloved husband, Fred. They were married for 48 years until his passing in January of 2021. Fred and Martha had one son, Christopher who lives in Detroit, Maine, with his wife, Jessica, and children, Cassady and Dodge.

Martha worked at Manchester State Bank in Connecticut, and then for many years at JC Penny where she remained until her retirement. During retirement, she worked part-time for the Southern Auto Auction in East Windsor, Connecticut.

Marth was an avid book reader. To say that she read hundreds of books would be an understatement. She was also a devoted follower of NASCAR and would carve out time to watch races on television whenever they were on.

After marrying Fred, Martha became a member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Manchester, Connecticut, where she was a longtime member of the Church’s Outreach Committee. She also served as an usher many times along with Fred at worship services.

Martha enjoyed traveling with Fred. Whether it was day trips to New Hampshire or Vermont, or cruises beyond the New England border where they “took in the sights” and enjoyed the beauty of this world.

Like many others, Martha was a fan of the UConn Women’s Basketball team and attended many of their games with Fred.

She is survived by her son, Christopher and his wife Jessica. Along with their children, Cassady and Dodge.

There will be no calling hours and funeral services will remain private.

Arrangements are in the care of the Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St. Fairfield where memories may be shared, and an online register book signed by visiting

In lieu of flowers,

the family requests those who wish to honor Martha send memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project and Waterville Humane Society.

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