2007-04-19 / Obituaries

John J. Martin, 86

John J. Martin, 86, of Pemberton Avenue died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at Village House in Newport. He was the husband of the late Vera E. (Piva) Martin.

Born in Jamestown, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Brazil) Martin.

Mr. Martin was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran serving in World War II. He was a carpet layer for Walsh Brothers in Newport before retiring. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church.

He leaves three sons, William J. Martin of Jamestown, John H. Martin and his wife Lu-Ann Martin of Meredith, N.H., and Raymond Martin of Brea, Cal.; six grandchildren, John Eric, Brian, Jen, Amy, Jason and Justin Martin; three great-grandchildren, Kaila, Hunter and John Ethan, and his longtime friend Peggy Ball.

A memorial mass will be celebrated Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. Memorial contributions to Village House, 70 Harris Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 will be appreciated.

Arrangements were at Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home.

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