John J. Martin

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John J. Martin, 58, of Manchester, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at home.

John was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Hartford, one of three children of Sandra (Canassa) Martin and the late Loomis J. Martin. He was raised in Manchester attended local schools and had been a lifelong resident. John was the owner and president of Yardmasters Lawn Care Services of Manchester for the past 25 years. John loved boating and spending time on the water with friends and family. He also loved animals and always fed the wildlife and deer that would often visit him at his home.

In addition to his mother, John is survived by his brother, Jim Martin; his sister, Cory Martin–Hock and Jose Lopez; his nephew, Tim Hock; other family members, Carol Matte and Kathy Burke; and many wonderful friends and customers. In addition to his father, John was predeceased by his aunt, Corliss O Grey.

Friends and family are welcome to attend a time of visitation at Holmes-Watkins Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a prayer service to begin at 7 p.m. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, 3rd Floor, Farmington, CT 06032.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14, 2018