Gladys C. (Colon) Martinez

Gladys C. (Colon) Martinez
beloved wife, mother, grandmother,
and great-grandmother

CHELMSFORD -- Gladys C. (Colon) Martinez, age 87, of Chelmsford and a former longtime resident of Bayport, Long Island, NY, died on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Westford House. She was the beloved wife of the late Eleuterio "Lou" Martinez who died in 2007.

She was born in Puerto Rico on March 27, 1925 and was one of fifteen children of the late Jose M. and Maria (Rodrigues) Colon. She received her education in Puerto Rico and graduated nursing school there as well.

Gladys was very devoted to her faith, and enjoyed reading her bible, singing, and attending Grace Community Church in Chelmsford.

She also enjoyed crocheting, cooking, gardening, and took great joy in spending time with her grandchildren.

Gladys is survived by her sons; Lou Martinez and his wife Sandi of Chelmsford, and Richard Martinez of Sayville, NY, 7 grandchildren; Kristin Eck of PA, John O'Connell of FL, Kailey & Michael Keiser of PA, Sgt. Bryan Martinez USMC of CA, Sgt. Nathan Martinez USMC of Chelmsford, and Rachael Martinez of Allston; several great-grandchildren, her best friends, Vivian and Marie, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also the mother of the late Doris Martinez O'Connell Keiser who died in August 2007.

MARTINEZ -- GLADYS C. (COLON) Martinez. Visiting hours will take place on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm and again on Friday from 12 to 1PM at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. Her Funeral Service will be held on Friday at 1PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pine Lawn Memorial Park, Long Island at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Funeral Director Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.

Published in Lowell Sun from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2012