Martha Louise Whitehead

December 5, 1937March 22, 2018

Martha L. Whitehead, age 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 22, 2018, surrounded by her family. From her birth on December 5, 1937 in Houston, Texas, to her death, her optimism and faith characterized her outlook. Martha began playing the piano when she was five years old. In addition to teaching piano lessons and playing for the Greenwich YMCA, Stamford Senior Center, and Second Congregational Church of Greenwich, Martha also spent much of her life leading children’s choirs in Bethlehem, PA and New York City. In addition to her tireless work as a pianist, she was also a gifted singer- Martha sang in several church choirs throughout her lifetime, most recently at Second Congregational Church. Despite her busy schedule, Martha always found time to do the New York Times crossword puzzle of the day, and she also made sure to watch Jeopardy each night. Martha is preceded in death by her husband William and her two sisters, Betty Stoker and Marilyn Shields. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lou (Keith) Miller and her two grandchildren, Nicholas and Grace. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 28, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 628 Main St. Stamford, CT. 06901, at 11:00 am. To share condolences please visit


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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Christine Edwards

March 27, 2018

I just called Martha a little while ago to have tea, and am so surprised to have found she passed. I adored Martha and was ever delighted to share lunch with her with the 2nd Congregational women's group, to have a cup of tea, to drag her to my new house or just talk on the phone. She so adored Mary Lou and Keith and the grandchildren who I hadn't seen for a long time but was kept up to date with all their activities.
Martha was a woman who shared her heart with many and her always optimistic and uplifting take on everyone and everything made me a better person. It was always a pleasure to be with Martha and I will miss her radiance dearly. My love and deepest sympathy to the family.