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John A. McMartin

1928 - 2014 HOOSICK FALLS John A. "Jack" McMartin, 85, a life-long resident of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday at the Crescent Manor Nursing Home with his family at his side, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. His beloved wife of 57 years, Elizabeth "Bette" Griffin McMartin, died on March 28, 2007. Jack was born on Oct. 2, 1928, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Spencer and Julia Crobett McMartin. He was a graduate of Walter A. Wood High School and attended Siena College. Jack was an accountant for several companies and was controller of John L. English & Company, until his retirement. He also prepared taxes for many people in the area throughout his years and was a real estate agent during his retirement. Jack was a member of the Elks Club, St. Stanislaw Society, and the Hoosick Falls Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, dancing, traveling to Florida for winter months, as well as spending time with his family. Survivors include his three loving daughters, Karen Jennings and her husband, Larry, Donna Trottier and her husband, John, all of Hoosick Falls, and Debra O'Neill and her husband, Robert, of Exeter, N.H.; his grandchildren, Kari Dowling-Ryan and her husband, Jeremy, Rob Dowling and his wife, Lisa, John Trottier, Scott Trottier and his wife, Sarah, Sean Pruso and his wife, Kristen, Bobby O'Neill and Julianna O'Neill; great-grandchildren, Aidan Ryan, Christopher and Keira Dowling, Max Trottier, and Austin Pruso. He is also survived by a brother, Spencer McMartin of Hoosick Falls, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by two sisters, Lillian Hansen and Carol O'Keefe and three brothers, Donald, William, and Robert McMartin. Jack will be greatly missed by all and remembered as a great dancer, an active, fun-loving, well-dressed, and friendly gentleman with a beautiful smile. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, April 28, at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Sunday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jack, can be made to the or the Karen McGovern Memorial Fund through the funeral home. The family would like to thank Dr. Michael Romac and Dr. Marcus Martinez and the staff at the Crescent Manor Nursing Home as well as his home health caregivers, Diane Longe, Debra Mahar, Kelly Granger and Mary Ellen O'Neill for their compassionate care of Jack.
Published in Bennington Banner on Apr. 23, 2014
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