Martha McCormick Calmar ’80

Martha McCormick Calmar ’80 died on March 29, 2021 in Stonington, Connecticut. 

(The following was published by The Day on March 31, 2021)

Martha McCormick Calmar of Stonington, Connecticut passed away on March 29, 2021. Martha was blessed with ethereal beauty, grace and an infectious laugh. She loved and inspired everyone who knew her.

Martha’s early education was at Thayer Academy. She attended Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, and taught American and British Literature, Ancient and Medieval History and American and British Poetry at The Marvelwood School, St Bernards High School, The Xavier School and The Williams School.  She was an accomplished athlete and loved playing tennis and coaching.  She spent her free time skiing, swimming, boating and visiting museums with her family. She was a devoted mother to her three children. She loved her walks in the Stonington Borough with her dear girlfriends.

Martha is survived by her husband the Honorable Harry E. Calmar, her children, Harry and Margarete, and a large extended family that included her mother-in-law Thalia Moschos Calmar, her devoted siblings and their families; Anne and Jim Heller, David McCormick, Norah McCormick, Sarah and Michael Regan, Shelia and Jack Hocking, Bridget and Kevin Giovanucci and Hal’s siblings Leigh Calmar, Dr. Elizabeth Calmar and Dr. George Kasparyan, and Charles Calmar.  Martha was adored by her twenty nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her daughter Isabelle Calmar and her parents Jane Hickey McCormick and Jack McCormick.

Martha was loved and cherished. Her death will leave a void in our family that will never be filled, but we take heart in the certainty that she is now at peace with Izzy and free of all earthly imperfections.


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