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Marta (Jansson) AndersenApril 20, 1928 ~ April 14, 2015 (age 86)
TROY - Marta (Jansson) Andersen , 86, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Beechwood Retirement Community in Troy. Marta was the wife of the late Robert N. Andersen and daughter of the late Odin and Regina Jansson. She was born in Auborg, Finland where she was raised and educated achieving an advanced degree in education. Marta was an accomplished special education teacher in Finland before marrying Bob and relocating to the United States in 1970. After World War II, Marta also spent time as a volunteer doing reconstruction in Europe with the Quakers .
Marta was an active member of the Christ Church United Methodist. In recent years she was a member of the Thursday Morning Club, the Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, and the Rensselaer County Historical Society. She was a very intelligent, independent and determined person with a commitment to helping others. Marta spoke several languages and was interested in reading, gardening, classical music, art, education, and travel.
Marta is survived by her brother in law, Wesley L. Andersen of Fort Myers, Florida. She is also survived by seven nieces and nephews, and their families.
There will be a memorial service at 2 pm on May 9, 2015 at Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State Street, Troy, NY . Relatives and friends may call at the church from 1-1:45 pm prior to the service. All are welcome to attend.
Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Marta Regina Andersen to Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State Street, Troy, NY 12180.
Christ Church United Methodist
35 State Street, Troy NY 12180