Marta Bahde Obituary (1950 – 2022-01-25) – Leominster, MA

Beloved teacher at Leominster School

Leominster- Marta R. (Piermarini) Bahde, 71, of Leominster, died Tuesday, January 25 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with her husband and children by her side. Marta was born in Pretare, Italy on November 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Gabriele and Enea (Ciccolini) Piermarini.

Marta was a graduate of St. Bernard’s High School and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fitchburg State College. She was a beloved teacher who taught at several schools in the city of Leominster including Carter Jr. High, Gallagher, Fallbrook and Samoset.

There are many words that could describe Marta; selfless, loving, intelligent, kind and caring, but the one she loved the most was Nonni. She loved being with her grandchildren and the time they spent with her was their favorite; they adored him. Family was the most important thing for Marta. She and her husband, Stephen, have spent 45 years together. They could just be sitting quietly in the same room and being happy just to be together; they were often found spending time together reading and listening to music in their garden. Marta valued her connections. She loved being with family, having lunch with friends and being with her sisters. Marta also loved gardening, the beach, scrapbooking and travelling; she especially enjoyed traveling to Italy, annual family trips to Cape Cod, and a one-time trip to Disney World with her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook, always making sure her children left her house with brownies and other treats. She was also a big sports fan and loved the Red Sox, March Madness and the Patriots (but was taking a break from Tom Brady).

Marta leaves behind her adoring husband of 43 years, Stephen J. Bahde; his daughter, Juliane Davis and her husband Colin of Leominster; his son, Stephen M. Bahde and his wife Jessica of Sterling; his grandchildren, Jack Davis and Reed, Brynn and Liv Bahde; his sisters, Franca Sullivan and her husband Edward, and Anna Maria Piermarini, both of Leominster; sisters-in-law, Patricia Salvatore of Leominster and Christine Bahde of Shrewsbury; his niece, Mariette Sheldon and his nephew Gabe Sullivan.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union St., Leominster, followed by interment at St. Leo Cemetery.

To honor the health and well-being of family and friends, there will be no call hours. All guests are asked to come directly to the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Brigham and Women’s Hospital by visiting www.brighamandwomens.org.


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Published by Sentinel & Enterprise on January 29, 2022.