MARTHA MARIA (THOMPSON) CORBETT EAST MILLINOCKET – Helen Steiner Rice has written that “The end of the road is but a bend in the road.” Today, Friday, March 7, 2008, another one of God’s daughters, Martha Maria (Thompson) Corbett, at age 84, has gone around that bend in the road that seems like the end of the road of life, but is just the beginning of a new and much better superhighway. Martha Maria (Thompson) Corbett was born March 1, 1924, in Medway, the oldest daughter of Melvin and Sarah Abi (Powers) Thompson. She attended grade school in Medway and at the age of 18 she worked for a short time at Eastern Maine General Hospital, Bangor. She married Anthony Corbett in 1942. She moved to New York with her husband and children in 1962, where she lived in the Catskills for 32 years. She returned to East Millinocket in 1994, where she lived until the time of her death. She was a faithful member of Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church, East Millinocket. She loved her Lord, her church and her family. Martha is survived by one daughter, Betty and Mel Todd of Nixa, Mo.; five sons, Don and Julie of Orangeburg, S.C., Gary and Millie of Tallahassee, Fla., David and Joyce of Cuba, Mo., Paul and Rita of Imperial, Mo., and Dale and Dianna of Jacksonville, Fla.; six brothers, Carl Thompson of Mattawamkeag, Basil Thompson and Ruth of Tampa, Fla., Alton Thompson and Sharon of Osceola, Ind., Virgil Thompson and Amanda of Hackensack, N.J., Arnold Thompson and Donna of Caribou and Joseph Thompson and Debbie of Edwardsville, Ill.; six sisters, Geneva Michaud of East Millinocket, Dorothy and Lewis Doane of Kingman, Robena and Hugh Dugans of La-Grange, Evelyn and Don Wright of Foxboro, Mass., Joann and Vernon Hunt of Bucksport and Gloria and Roger Anderson of Mineral Point, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, eight great-stepgrandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, many good friends, as well as her special friend, Raymond Jones of East Millinocket. Martha was predeceased by an infant son, Gerald; her husband, Anthony Corbett; both of her parents; stepmother, Ethel “Blanch” Thompson; three brothers, Melvin Thompson Jr., Myles Thompson and Harold Thompson; a brother-in-law, Patrick Michaud; and a sister-in-law, Lurene Worster Thompson. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln and 10 a.m.-noon Monday at Calvary Temple Assembly of God, 2 Orchard St., East Millinocket. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Calvary Temple with the Rev. Regginal Adams officiating. Interment will be held later in the spring at Old Medway Cemetery, Grindstone Road, Medway. For an online guest book, please visit