Martha Provin Thurston, 60, Brandon

BRANDON — Martha Provin Thurston, left us a note: “Gone for a Walk.” She passed away Friday, February 18, 2022, at the age of 60 at Rutland Regional Medical Center with her family by her side.

Martha was born in Proctor on January 8, 1962. She was the daughter of Lloyd and Alice (Wright) Provin. She grew up in Pittsford where she received her early education and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School, class of 1980, and later New Hampshire College, class of 1984, with her accounting degree. She began her career as an auditor with Proctor Bank and later with Independent Audit Associates. 

Martha loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed sewing, especially gifts for others, and loved being outside tending to her garden and flowers, walking around town, hiking with Charlie, volunteering, baking, mowing the lawn, and spending time at Fern Lake.

She also loved “Pour at four” with “the girls” and spending as much time as possible with her family. 

Surviving is her husband, Charles Thurston of Brandon, whom she married August 10, 1985 in the Pittsford Congregational Church; one daughter; Mackenzie Thurston and her partner Colby Hescock of Mendon; and their three sons: Everett and his wife Jessica Thurston of North Clarendon; Pierce and his wife Maeghan Thurston of Forest Dale; and Emmett Thurston of Rutland.

She is also survived by four sisters: Pamela and her husband James Farnsworth, Sandra and her husband Richard Conway, Nora and her husband Earl Audet, and Donna Provin and her husband Mike Frey; three brothers: Lloyd “Bud” Provin Jr and his partner Sue Giotta, Brian Provin and his partner Jamie Holt, and Earle and his wife Laurie Provin and her father-in-law Harmon Thurston, her brother-in-law Lee, and his wife Susan Thurston and her sister-in-law Lynn Thurston and her wife Janice Morong, her brother-in-law Jeff and Michelle Thurston, and her brother-in-law Tom Gallipo.

Three grandchildren — Eldon, Ada and Raegan Thurston — and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her parents, mother-in-law Maxine Thurston, and sister Sara Gallipo.

A gathering and reception “In Celebration of Her Life” will take place, on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 2-5 p.m. at The Brandon Inn where a memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Those wishing to pay their respects are asked to wear a face covering. Music will be provided, so bring your dancing shoes.

Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to: The Brandon Free Public Library, 4 Franklin Street, Brandon, Vt. 05733.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

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