John P. Martin Jr. of Quincy, born and raised in Neponset, died at his home on June 6, 2014 surrounded by his family. The beloved husband of 54 years to Florence (Yablonsky) Martin of Quincy. Devoted father of Janice A. Duffy and her husband Edward and Gerard Jerry Martin and his wife Susan all of Milton. Loving brother of Elizabeth Betty Mafera and the late Rita Wilder. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Michael, Conor and Megan Duffy and Jessica and Lauren Martin and the late Catelyn Duffy. John was the co-owner of the American Fence Company in Quincy for more than 50 years. He served in the United States Navy Reserves for 30 years. A member of the Quincy Social Club, he also enjoyed playing cards and horse-racing. The most important aspect of his life was his family, he truly enjoyed attending his grandchildrens sporting events and activities. His family was the cornerstone of all that truly important to him. He will be remembered as a man with a great sense of humor who was patient and generous. He lived life to the fullest and he will be deeply missed. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday from 9 - 10:30 a.m. in the Keohane Funeral Home, 785 Hancock St., Quincy. Funeral Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Quincy Wednesday at 11a.m. Burial in Milton Cemetery, Milton. Donations in memory of John may be made to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, Inc. 1801 Willamette St., Suite 200, Eugene, Oregon 97401 http://www.fanconi.org/index.php/donate. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
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Keohane Funeral Home
785 Hancock Street Quincy, MA 02170
Published in The Patriot Ledger on June 9, 2014