Martha J. Vigeant

–  02/22/2012


Martha J. Vigeant age 83, born July 19, 1928 in Perry, Florida. Passed away peacefully on February 22, 2012. Beloved mother of Richard A. Ambrose and grandmother of Brandy, Richard and Emily.

Martha grew up in Perry, Florida. She later owned and operated a beauty salon in Oneco, Florida from 1963 to 1966. She moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1967 where she became a United States Postal Worker at North Suburban Postal Facility in Franklin Park, Illinois. She retired from the North Suburban River Grove, Illinois facility in 1989 and returned to the place of her birth, Perry, Florida.

After Martha’s retirement, she was very active in her community. She was a familiar face at city and county board meetings. She was involved in local efforts to preserve wild life sanctuaries and prevent pollution of the fragile Gulf environment.

Due to illness she came to stay with her son Richard and his wife Julie in Villa Park, Illinois. She had planned on returning home, but succumb to her illness after enjoying 23 years of retirement. She will be missed dearly. A memorial will be held in Florida at a later date.



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