Margaret Maerten (Welch), 82, of Lady Lake, Florida, formerly of the Tonawandas where she lived all her life, passed away suddenly in her sleep on March 31, 2009 after a short illness.

Beloved wife of the late Burdette Maerten, who passed away April 30, 1996. She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Charles) Tortorete of Lady Lake, FL, and Vicki (Jerry) Davis of Pinehurst, NC; four grandchildren, Danielle (Michael) Smith of North Tonawanda, NY, Brian (Lisa) Zellner of Virginia, Janel Davis of Greensboro, NC, and Matthew Davis of Pinehurst, NC; three great-grandchildren, Nicole (Cory) Mutter of Virginia, Brian Zellner of North Tonawanda and Sophia Smith of North Tonawanda, NY. There is a great-great-grandson, Lucas Mutter, who is not yet born. She was the daughter of the late Lona and Charles Welch; step-daughter of the late Henry Brietenbach; beloved sister of the late Patrick Welch and Frank Welch.

Cremation will be done in Lady Lake Florida by the All Faiths Cremation Society of Lady Lake, FL.

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