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Francis J. Martin

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Francis J. Martin Obituary

Francis J. Martin, 89, of Newington, died peacefully on Friday, December 27, 2013. He was the devoted husband of Natalie M. (Puchala) Martin. Born in New Britain, son of John J. "Jack" and Anna D. (Neubauer) Martin, he resided in Newington since 1968. Mr. Martin was a veteran of World War II, serving the U.S. Navy in the Pacific theater on the aircraft carrier USS Lunga Point. He was a graduate of the University of Miami. He retired from Litton Industries (formerly New Britain Machine) as the Cost Accounting Manager after 35 years of service. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and walking in the woods. He was a member of the New Britain Lodge of Elks where he liked to play setback with his friends on Friday nights. In addition to his wife, he leaves his three children: John Martin and his wife Ana of Nahant, MA, Susan Martin of Newington, and Thomas Martin of Willington. He also leaves his granddaughter Sara Martin of Nahant, MA. along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Theresa (Martin) Burke and her husband William Burke of New Britain. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Avery Heights Station 1 for their care and support, and to Linda Akese of Keep Me Home. Friends and relatives are invited to call on Monday Dec. 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Avenue, Newington, CT. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday Dec. 31st at 9:00 a.m. from the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Newington. Interment will be in West Meadow Cemetery with military honors. Memorial donations in Francis' name can be made to: , 2075 Silas Deane Hwy, Rocky Hill, CT 06067 or a . To share a memory with his family, please visit us at: www.newingtonmemorial.com


Published in The Hartford Courant from Dec. 28 to Dec. 29, 2013
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