Martin King

  • "My thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Marty was one..."
    - Denise Norse
  • "Chris, my families thoughts and prayers go out to you and..."
    - John Fraser
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    - Jack & Mary Wilson
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KING, MARTIN L. (MARTY) Martin (Marty) L. King, NHFD retired passed away January 22, 2014 at CT Hospice. Marty was born in New Haven on January 17, 1924 to late Mary Cosgrove King and Martin King. He was married for 64 years to the late Kathryn Canning King. Marty served his country proudly in WWII as a Navy man aboard the USS Canberra in the Pacific Theatre. He returned to New Haven and became a member of the New Haven Police Dept in 1950 before transferring to the New Haven Fire Department in 1952. He spent the majority of his career at Central Station on Truck 1, retiring in 1997. After his retirement, he became the concierge at Spring Glen Medical Center in Hamden working until he was 88 years old. Marty will always be fondly remembered for his booming laugh, his sense of humor and a great story. He was a devoted fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, UConn women and men’s basketball and Notre Dame football. Marty loved the Cape where he spent many enjoyable days with his family. Beside his wife Kay, he was predeceased by his parents, his sisters, Mary Burgh, Anne Cashman, Noreen Kacergis, Bernadette King and his brothers, Christopher, John and Joseph King. Marty is survived by his loving sister, Teresa King of Hamden, his children; Martin King, Katherine King of Hamden, Edward (Jocelyn) King of Sandwich, MA, Patrick King, NHFD of Orange, Christopher King of New Haven and Elizabeth (Richard) Messier of Madison. Also his pride and joy grandchildren; Lisa (Joel) Adams, Christopher (Jessica) Caporale, Molly, Patrick, Sydney, Aidan King and MacHugh Messier and his great-grandchildren; Cora and Kayla Adams and Aubrey and Christopher Caporale. His sisters-in-laws Mary Reynolds, Florenz King and DyAnn King and his brother-in-law Bob Schreck. Marty leaves behind many nieces, nephews and good friends. The King Family would like to thank his Hospice Care Nurse Lois for her wonderful care, which allowed him to live at home, past his 90th birthday. The family also wishes to thank the staff of CT Hospice for all the good work they do. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10:00 in St. Francis Church, Ferry St., New Haven. Burial with military honors will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Friends may call at Sisk Brothers Funeral Home, 3105 Whitney Ave., Hamden Sunday from 3 – 7 pm. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT 06405 or St Francis - St Rose of Lima School, 423 Ferry St., New Haven 06513.

Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 25, 2014
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