Martha Herfort Winship, 91, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, April 4, 2022. Martha was born November 7th, 1930 and grew up in Bergenfield, NJ with her parents: Martha and Leopold Herfort, and her siblings: Leo, Clarence, and Edith Growing up in the depression era, Martha learned the value of reusing items. Her father was a professional gardener and taught Martha to love and care for all different kinds of plants.
In 1954 Martha married Robert Winship, and raised her children, Bradford Winship and Lorraine Winship Gross, in Hackensack, NJ. She worked as an Administrative Assistant at Revell Christian Publishing and attended the First Baptist Church of Hackensack.
Martha was an avid birder and enjoyed traveling the country with the Audubon society. She reveled in the opportunity to catch a glimpse of a rare species in a mosquito infested swamp in the middle of the night. Martha also loved being part of the Harrington Park Garden Club. She enjoyed keeping the community bright with flowers and conversation. She loved the opportunity to talk to anyone she would meet and to make friends everywhere. We loved her vibrant personality.
Martha doted on her family, always going overboard on birthdays and holidays with gifts and attention. Along with her children, she is survived by her 6 grandchildren: Rebecca Wredberg, Bethany Kaufmann, Corey Winship, Brandon Winship, Miles Winship, and Kyle Winship; and 5 great grandchildren: Cadence Wredberg, Erle Winship, Penny Winship, Jody Winship, and Finnegan Winship. She is also survived by her nephew Walter Herfort, niece Linda Mendes, great nephew Clarence, and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home in River Edge, NJ. Internment to follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus, NJ.