OXFORD — Martha Mary (Coddington) Yankauskas, aged 72, beloved wife of Joseph M. Yankauskas, died Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.
She was born in Waterbury on July 22, 1950 to the late Clark W. and Hazel E. (Galligan) Coddington. She lived in Woodbury until marrying Joe, to whom she had been married for 50 years, and then moved to Oxford.
Martha attended the Byson School in Southbury and was an active member of the North Church of Woodbury in her youth. Martha worked as a nurse and cared for many people at home over the years.
She was known for her baking and cooking using the produce that was delivered each year from her husband’s extensive garden. Martha was a member of Brass City Cruisers and loved “Cruise Nights” showing off her classic vehicles.
She also loved her animals, both her domestic ones and all the wild animals around her house.
In addition to her husband Joseph of Oxford, she is survived by their son Matthew Joseph (Terry) Yankauskas of Middletown; and several nieces and nephews.
Martha was predeceased by her four sisters Brenda Elaine Coddington, Diane Patricia (Walker) Neal, Judith Ann Jimmo and Pamela Joy Coddington.
All services are private. Burial will be in Southford Cemetery, Oxford, at the family’s option.
To send online condolences, please visit naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home takes care of their arrangements.