MANCHESTER - Robert J. Martel, 86, of Manchester, died Jan. 7, 2014, with his loving family by his side.
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He was born in Manchester on Aug. 20, 1927, the son of Moise and Ellen (Nadeau) Martel. He was educated in the local school system and attended Manchester Central High.
Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Prior to his retirement in 1989, he had been employed by Harvey and Carbo Construction for many years. He was a member of Local 1996 Carpenters Union, American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post No. 2, the VFW No. 8214, Sacred Heart Troop 135-Steering Committee and CYO Organization.
He was a New England sports advocate, mostly of the New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox. He was always "puttering around" and his hands were never idle.
Robert was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Candy (Gauthier) Martel in 2001.
Family members include a daughter, Denise C. Martel-Bastien and her husband Gerry of Manchester; a son, Robert W. Martel and wife Lisa of Candia; a grandson, Jaymin R. Martel of Candia. He is predeceased by two sons, Ronald R. and Richard G. Martel and was the youngest surviving member of his siblings.
SERVICES: Calling hours will be held at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church, 265 S. Main St., Manchester, on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by committal prayers in Mount Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, 03110. To leave a message of condolence, please go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 10, 2014