Martha Ann (Matson) Bisceglia, 81, of Auburn died Saturday, December 21, 2013 in the Life Care Center of Auburn.

She leaves her husband of 57 years, William Bisceglia; a son William Joseph Bisceglia, his wife, Susan and two grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Bisceglia of Auburn and a great many nieces and nephews, Martha was pre-deceased by a sister, Marilyn Bertucio and her nephew, William.

Martha was born in Woburn, daughter of the late John William and Mary (Sherry) Matson of Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1949. She graduated with a B.A. Degree from Emmanuel College, Boston in 1953 and worked as a histologist at Memorial Hospital in Worcester. She received her Master’s Degree in Religious Education from Assumption College, Worcester in 1975.

Martha was a woman of many talents and ambitions throughout her life. She worked as an Assistant for the Auburn Public Library for many years. She also dedicated much of her time to volunteering such as teaching English as a second language in Worcester and the Humpty Dumpty Nursery School.

She was a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in Auburn where she was once active in the Women’s Guild. She was a member of the Embroiderers Guild of America and the National Embroidery Teachers Association and taught needlework both out of her home and at seminars across the country.

When Martha was a young girl her family was involved in operating the National Hotel on Block Island, which meant Martha enjoyed spending her summers there with her family.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Martha’s family on Saturday, December 28th from 9:30-10:30 AM in the Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central Street, Auburn. A funeral Mass for Martha will follow at 11 AM in Saint Joseph’s Church, 189 Oxford Street North, Auburn. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.