Martin T. Redington, 77, of Concord, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Boston Medical Center in Boston. He was the beloved husband for 42 years of Andrea (Kammer) Redington. Born in Chelsea on Sept. 11, 1933, he was the son of the late John E. and Margaret (Hanlon) Redington. He attended grammar school at St. Rose in Chelsea, graduated high school in 1951 from Immaculate Conception in Revere, and graduated from Boston College in 1959, where he majored in accounting. During the Korean War he served in the U. S. Army, spending 18 months in Alaska. After a successful and satisfying career in sales, starting as a sales representative for N.C.R. (National Cash Register) and ending as the New England regional sales manager for Automation Papers, Mr. Redington retired in 1999. Soon thereafter, he began serving as a volunteer with English at Large, tutoring those who speak English as a second language. In 2008, he was the recipient of the annual Miriam Priest Award for his continuing dedication to the program. Mr. Redington was active in the Boston College Alumni Association as a telethon volunteer for the development office. He became a Golden Eagle in 2009 and was an avid fan and supporter of Boston College football. During his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling with his wife - from Sydney to Singapore, Cape Town to Copenhagen. A thirty-seven year resident of Concord, he was an avid reader, crossword puzzle enthusiast, self-appointed family dog walker, and card-playing aficionado. He loved gathering together with friends and relaxing at his second home in Stratton Mountain, Vt. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Andrea, he is survived by his son, Peter A. Redington and his wife Kristin B. Kane of Amherst, and his daughter, Rebecca M. Redington of New York City. He was the beloved grandfather of Myles Kane Redington and Annika Kane Redington, and also leaves his sisters, Arleen M. Shea of Winthrop, Joan M. Zaremba of Saugus, and Grace B. McKenzie of Middleton, and his many nieces and nephews. He also was the brother of the late Donald F. Redington, Robert A. Redington, and Paul E. Redington. Funeral from the Dee Funeral Home was held on Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center at 10 a.m. Burial was in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord where officers of the U. S. Army presented military honors. Visiting hours at the Dee Funeral Home were held on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 4 -8 p.m. Contributions in his memory may be made to Boston College Financial Aid Program, c/o Development Office, More Hall # 220, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 or to Holy Family Parish Center, 55 Church Street, Concord, MA 01742. Concords town flag was flown at half-staff on Wednesday in recognition of Mr. Redingtons service in the U.S. Army. Arrangements are under the care of Susan M. Dee and Charles W. Dee, Jr., Dee Funeral Home of Concord. For guest book visit www.deefuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Concord Journal from Dec. 21 to Dec. 28, 2010