Marta Anna Hemming

Marta Anna Hemming of Greenport died Feb. 7. She was 90.

She was born May 4, 1929, to Stefania (Laske) and Jerzy Bohdan Hildt in Wejherowo, Poland.

Ms. Hemming graduated from SUNY/Empire State College with a degree in social work and was employed by Family Services Association in Hempstead.

She married her husband, J.F. Kerry Hemming in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1958.

Ms. Hemming was named Polish/American Citizen of the Year and was the 1948 Polish Women’s Downhill Skiing Champion. Her family said she held a deep love for the nation and people of Poland and her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband in 2006 and her brother, Roman Hildt in 2012. She is survived by her son, Philip Eaton Hemming, of Vancouver, Canada; and grandchildren Ailsa and Felix.

A service will take place Thursday, March 5, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue. Her ashes will be buried in Warsaw, Poland.

Memorial donations may be made to Kosciuszko Foundation ( or North Shore Animal League (

Horton-Mattie Funeral Home in Greenport assisted the family.