Richard A. Martinez, a longtime resident of Marshfield, died peacefully at Jordan Hospital Nov. 30, 2012. Son of the late John J. Martinez and Marion McDermod, he was born in Malden and spent every summer in Brant Rock, until he married. He attended Malden Catholic High School and then got his bachelor's degree in History from University of Massachusetts after serving a stint in the U.S. Army. He later received his master's degree with many credits toward his Doctorate. He taught history in Marshfield for 38 years and married glorious Rosemary Reardon, a fellow teacher. Richard was president of the Marshfield Historic Winslow House for many years as well as a trustee of the Ventress Memorial Library. Richard and Rosemary traveled extensively throughout Europe and were married 58 years. He is survived by their four children, Dr. John Bartley and his wife Barbara, and their five children, Rebecca, Carolyn, her husband Scott and son Sean, as well as Elizabeth, Hannah, and John; Michael Morgan; Richard Curran and his wife Patryce, as well as darling daughter Alexandra Graham, and three children, Emily, Joshua, and Timothy and their father Steven. He is also survived by his dear sister, Alice Yanulis of Hooksett, N.H. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Jack. Visiting hours will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MacDonalds Funeral Home, 1755 Ocean St., Marshfield. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at St. Christines Church at 11 a.m., located at 1295 Main St., Marshfield. There will be a reception immediately following the Mass in the church hall. Donations may be made in Richard's memory to the Fragile Footprints Program, c/o Jordan Hospital Philanthropy Office, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360. For online guest book and directions, please visit our Web site at macdonaldfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Marshfield Mariner from Dec. 4 to Dec. 11, 2012