Obituary: Mary-Ann Martin

Mary-Ann Martin, 89
Mary-Ann Martin died peacefully on June 9 at Bethany Healthcare Center where she comfortably resided and was lovingly cared for during the past five years. She was 89. 
A resident of Framingham for many years, she later moved to her home in Hull where she enjoyed the ocean and a magnificent view of the Boston Lighthouse. 
She was a licensed psychologist, always helping those in need any way she could. She dabbled in astrology, palm, and card reading and was quite good at it. She believed that we are all spiritual beings striving to live our lives. 
Born in Waltham, she was predeceased by her son, Douglas W. Martin; her parents, Angelo and Ortenzia (Nina Stucchi) Vitti; her brothers, Gerard and Anthony; a sister, Teresa Malone. She leaves her sister, Sylvana Fisher, of Holliston. 
She was the loving mother of Daniel A. Wagner (Michelle), of Randolph, N.Y.; Valeri-Ann (Wayne) Bolduc, of Holliston; April-Ann (John) Ring, of Hull; and William D. Martin (Carol), of Bellingham. She endearingly referred to her children as her “five pearls from the sea.” 
She will forever be in the hearts of her grandchildren: Bridgett Sciortino (Gino), Philip Wagner, Autumn-Ann Perreault, Lea-Amber Bolduc, and Harmony-Ann Smith. She also leaves six great-grandchildren: Tyler and Nicholas, Alicia, Avery and Anthony, and Xavier. 
Her children want to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Bethany Health Care Center for the wonderful, compassionate, respectful care their mother received. 
At Mary-Ann’s request, her funeral services will be private and held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to: Bethany Health Care Center, c/o Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy, CSJ, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham, MA 01702. 
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham, MA 01702. To leave a message of condolence or sign the online guest book, visit