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A Beloved Burnham Girl Remembered

Martha Reynolds

The family of Martha Reynolds Coffin ’47 MAB gave to Stoneleigh-Burnham in loving memory of her steadfastness and affection for the School.

Martha “Marty” Reynolds Coffin ’47 MAB was a Burnham girl from the moment she crossed the threshold of Burnham House on a bright September day in 1945. World War II had ended days before and life was full of possibilities. She remained a Burnham girl until the day she died—Nov. 4, 2018.

Martha was always interested in school news, reading the Bulletin as soon as it arrived. Her annual giving was steadfast for the past 60 years. Throughout her life she told stories about her admiration for Mrs. Emerson, her days at Round Hill and Southwick, and of course about Willie Hamilton, the cook and beloved friend to many students at Burnham and Stoneleigh alike.

Whenever a head of school traveled to Naples, Martha would welcome them with open arms. When Martha passed away, her husband, Lloyd, daughter, Pamela Coffin Williams ’70, and Pamela’s siblings made a gift in memory of their mother. They have chosen to endow Martha’s annual gift to the School in recognition of their mother‘s love for Stoneleigh-Burnham and to provide for the School’s long-term financial strength.

If there is someone special in your life you’d like to honor or remember with a gift to Stoneleigh-Burnham School, please contact Susan Mattei at 413.774.2711 x247 or to discuss your options.