John G. Martin
of Lowell, formerly of Chelmsford
LOWELL John G. Martin, of Lowell, formerly of Chelmsford, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, after a long illness at Wingate at Belvidere where he was lovingly cared for during the past eight years.
Born February 6, 1933, in Madeira, Portugal, a son of the late Joao Martins and the late Carolina (Ferreira daSilva) (Martin) Alves, Mr. Martin came to the United States at the age of seven, settling first in East Boston, then moving to Lowell in 1942. More recently, he resided in Chelmsford.
He was educated in the Lowell schools, graduating from Lowell High School as a member of The National Honor Society, and was a captain of the boy officers. Later, he received his associates degree in accounting from Bentley College.
Mr. Martin served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. After his honorable discharge, he returned to the Lowell area, and worked as a cost accountant for Courier Citizen Corporation on Jackson Street for thirty two years. He also worked at Candela Laser Corporation in Wayland prior to his illness.
John was a longtime member of the Wedeln Ski Club in the White Mountains and was supported during his long illness by four very close fellow members. He also enjoyed gardening, golf, and especially spending time with his family traveling to Cape Cod. He was an avid sports fan, particularly of the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.
He is survived by his former wife, Susan-Stephanie Martin of Chelmsford; his sons, Greg Martin and his wife, Christie Rizzo, of Norfolk, and Andrew Martin and his wife, Erin, of Andover; his grand daughter, Maisie Martin of Norfolk; his sister, Mary Lowney of Lowell; and his nieces, Sandra Minutolo and her husband, John, of Chelmsford, and Carolyn Lucas and her husband, Michael, of Billerica; and is also survived by his close friends.
He was also the brother-in-law of the late Robert F. Lowney, the brother of the late Salome Martins, and the uncle of the late Robert T. Lowney.
YOU ARE INVITED TO HIS CALLING HOURS 8 UNTIL 10 A.M. ON SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 7, AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. HIS FUNERAL MASS WILL BE OFFERED AT ST. ANTHONY’S CHURCH, 893 CENTRAL ST., LOWELL AT 11 A.M.. BURIAL IN ST. PATRICK CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM