Martha Mary (Coddington) Yankauskas, age 72, beloved wife of Joseph M. Yankauskas, passed away Tuesday August 30, 20022 at her home with her family by her side.

Born in Waterbury, CT on July 22, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Clark W. and Hazel E. (Galligan) Codddington. She lived in Woodbury until she married Joe, her husband of 50 years, and then moved to Oxford. Martha attended the Byson School in Southbury and was an active member of North Church of Woodbury in her youth. Martha worked as a nurse’s aide, providing home health care to many people over the years. She was known for her baking and cooking from the produce provided each years from her husband’s extensive garden. Martha was a member of the Brass City Cruisers and loved “Cruise Nights,” showing off their classic vehicles. She also cherished her animals, both her domestic and all the wild animals around her home.

Besides her husband Joseph of Oxford, she leaves her son, Matthew Joseph (Terry) Yankauskas of Middletown, CT; and several nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her four sisters, Brenda Elaine Coddington, Diane Patricia (Walker) Neal, Judith Ann Jimmo, and Pamela Joy Coddington.

All services are private. Internment will be in Southford Cemetery in Oxford at the families’ convenience. To send an on-line condolence, please visit The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/ Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, is in care of her arrangements.

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