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Dean Martin

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Dean Eli Martin 1933-2010 PITTSFIELD Dean Eli Martin, 77, of 294 Onota Street, Pittsfield, died Monday, January 3, at his home, after a long illness. Born in Portland, Maine, on June 23, 1933, a son of Herbert J. Martin, Sr., and Mabel Kent Martin, he was a 1951 graduate of Pittsfield High School. A Korean War veteran, he served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. Mr. Martin was employed by General Electric Company where he was a computer operator for 37 years retiring in 1988. Following retirement, he worked part-time at the Adams Supermarket and Big Y Supermarket. He was a communicant of St. Mark Church where he was a bingo worker. He was a former member of The Our Lady of Fatima group. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the General Electric Quarter Century and Pensioners Clubs, and a member of the Senior Center. He was a Boston Red Sox fan. Mr. Martin leaves his wife, the former Frances Richards, whom he married October 12, 1954. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Joanne Howard of Pittsfield, Susan Grella and her husband, Jeff, of Newport Beach, Calif.; Tina Walchenbach and her husband, Tod, of Pittsfield; two sons, Edward M. Martin and his wife, Barbara, of Pittsfield, and James P. Martin and his wife, Lynn, of Pittsfield; a brother, Herbert J. Martin, Jr., of Adams; a sister, Linda Summerville of Pittsfield; nine grandchildren, Kristine, Jonathan, Cheryl, and Jessica Martin, Elizabeth Booth, Jennifer and Matthew Howard, and Thomas and Andrew Walchenbach, and two great granddaughters, Aubrey Howard and Riley Fallis. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Allen Martin, a sister, Jacqueline Gaviorno, and a grandson, Brian Howard. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for DEAN ELI MARTIN will be held Friday, January 7, at 8:15 a.m. from DERY FUNERAL HOME, with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. at St. Mark Church celebrated by Rev. John C. Salatino, Pastor. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mr. Martin may be made to HospiceCare in The Berkshires in care of the Funeral Home, 54 Bradford Street, Pittsfield. Mr. Martin's family would like to express their appreciation to staff of Hospice Care in The Berkshires and to the staff of Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association for the care and kindness given to Mr. Martin and to his family, as well.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Jan. 5, 2011
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