Helen A. Martin, 80, of Monroe, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 in Belfast. She was born in Monroe on Dec. 3, 1930 to Grover and Lucy (Bowden) Austin. She was a long-time, loyal member of Rebekahs OES #92 Lodge. She loved watching sports and her family.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn Thomas and her husband Robert of Monroe, Barbara Knowles and her husband John of North Carolina; her sister, Goldie Hood of Monroe; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Helen’s life will be held Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at the Oddfellow’s Hall in Monroe. Those who wish to make donations in her memory may send them to: Oddfellow/Rebekah Scholarship Fund, 146 Clements Road, Monroe, ME 04951.

Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at: ripostafh.com.