Martha Anna Rezman

Martha Anna Rezman, wife of the late Robert Rezman, went home to Jesus on July 16, 2019.

Martha was born in Germany on September 19, 1932. Sadly, both of her parents died in 1943 and she and her older brother, Heinze, and older sister, Irmgard, went to live with their aunt until they were old enough to live on their own.  At age 13, Martha went to live with a family and worked on their farm.

She met Robert and, when they were still engaged, they moved to America with his family in December of 1956 and were married in February of 1957.  They settled in Manchester where Robert had relatives.

Martha has been a member of the Church of the Assumption in Manchester for four decades. She worked at Manchester Memorial Hospital for many, many years. She was a longtime member of the Hartford Saengerbund in Newington and was a member of the choir there.  Her time growing up on a farm had developed in her a love of the land and, most of the time, she could be found working in her large vegetable garden and several flower gardens.  But her greatest love was being a mom to her five children: Bob, Monica, Aggie (husband Stan), Irene (partner Todd), and Angie (husband Glenn); her six grandchildren: Jillian, Dominique, Sam, Vinny, Simon and Phoebe; and her newest love: one-year-old great-grandson, Barrett. To them she is “Oma”.

Martha was loved by all, but especially her family, for her kindness, gentleness, generosity and rare combination of strength and humility.  She taught by example and lived a life that exemplified the life of her Lord, Jesus. There are no words to express how much she will be missed.

Family and Friends may call on Monday July 22nd from 8:30-10:15 a.m. at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home 219 West Center Street Manchester.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Church of the Assumption 27 Adams St. South Manchester followed by burial in St. James Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit