Martha May Viherek – Scituate

Martha May Viherek – Scituate

Martha May (Lamb), RN, Viherek, 96, of North Scituate, R.I., entered Eternal Life on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the wife of the late William J. Viherek for 59 years. She resided in North Scituate for 58 years. She was the daughter of the late David K. and Ethel (Hutcheon) Lamb.

Martha graduated with honors from Peck High School, Barrington. She received her nursing diploma from Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing in September, 1944. She joined the Army Nurse Corp. in 1945 and served as a 1st Lt. and a Supervisor of Surgery in the Philippines and in occupied Japan during WWII.

Her career as a registered nurse spanned 50 years of loyal service and compassionate care for the Public Health Visiting Nurses, R.I. Hospital, supervisor at Lying-In Hospital, the office of Dr. George Ernst, and Director of Health Services at Johnson and Wales University.

She was a life member and Past Commander of the American Legion Scituate Post 19 and the St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Scituate Unit 19 and the R.I. Hospital Alumni Nurses Association. She was a Past National Commander of the National Organization of WII Nurses and Past National Director of the 20/4 Honor Society of Women Legionnaires. She was a Past Chapeau of the 8/40, Dept #15, R.I. She was a founding member of the R.I. Women Veterans Memorial Project. She was an inspiration and friend to all. She truly taught us the power of devotion and gratitude, as well as service and respect to all our veterans.

She was the beloved mother of Jayne Viherek-Brown, and her husband, Jack; Martha V. Wylie, and her husband, Ken; William J. Viherek, and his wife, Marlene. She was the cherished grandmother of Catherine M. Lask, Jonathan Brown, William Viherek Jr. and Diana Viherek. And the proud sister of Donald Lamb, and his wife, Karen, and the late David Lamb.

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