Andrew (Andy)-Martin-Obituary

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Andrew (Andy) Edward Martin

Stratford, Connecticut

1969 - 2020

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June 11, 2020
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Stratford, Connecticut

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Dennis & D'Arcy Funeral Home - Stratford Obituary

Andrew (Andy) Edward Martin, age 51, a life long resident of Stratford passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at his home.  Born in Bridgeport on February 28, 1969 he was the youngest son of Raymond J. Martin Sr. of Stratford and the late Grace Sulik Martin, He graduated St. Joseph’s High School class of 1987 and had a love for motorcycles.  Andy was a true Rock Star, he was a tremendous guitar player, and traveled the world with the band Steel Heart.  He recorded his own music as well and contributed to multiple Gold Records.  His greatest passion in music was teaching his skills to others.  In addition to his father Raymond of Stratford, Andy is survived by his brother Raymond J. Martin Jr. and his wife Karen, and his nephews; Raymond J. Martin III and Jake C.Martin all of Easton.  He is also survived by many other family members and great friends.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 meeting directly at Union Cemetery, Stratford at 1:00 pm with Fr. Michael Lyons officiating.  Friends may greet the family on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 4 to 8 pm at the Dennis & D’Arcy – Abriola & Kelemen Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford.  Due to current health concerns, please wear a mask and enter through the back door of the funeral home where you will be safely directed to greet the family.  At the request of his brother Ray, donations in his memory may be made to the “Andy Martin Music Foundation” which funds will be available for the underprivileged to take music lessons and buy instruments.  Donations can be sent to Andy Martin Music Foundation c/o Dennis & D’Arcy Funeral Home, 2611 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615.  for online condolences please visit www.dennisanddarcy.com  

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Andy taught me how to shred and gifted me a passion for electric guitar that will never go away. He will be remembered, every time I pick up a guitar. The memories of his gentle soul and big smile will always be cherished. Rock on.

My prayers are with all of the Martin family. Every year I look for one moment at the annual NAMM convention that "makes the show" for me. This year it was Andy stopping by with that big smile of his to say "hello" as we hadn't seen each other in many years. We spent a lot of time reminiscing.

My deepest condolences to the Martin family on Andys passing. Andy taught me guitar and my son piano. We always looked forward to seeing his smiling face. His love of music was always apparent and his gift for teaching, and transferring that love of music, was a blessing to us all.

Rest In Peace Andy!

I can't say enough about what you meant to me Andy. You were so much more than a teacher. You were kind hearted and caring, fun beyond belief, ridiculously talented, and always one of my biggest supporters. No matter what challenges I faced, you were behind me to cheer me on and stand up for me (pun intended). I will forever cherish the silly banter we used to share, the laughs, the long talks, and the weird musical discoveries during lessons when we found a song that, while being completely...

May u Rest In Peace . Lisa Stobierski

God Bless. RIP Andy. You were a great guy loved by all.

I will miss you Andy you were the best teacher I ever had. Rest In Peace

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My deepest condolences to the Martin family ! Andy was a really nice guy He was kind and caring to all who came into Martins store! He wore a beautiful smile!RIP Andy and rock the heavens with your music!!God bless The Martin Family!