James A. Martin
Springfield, VT — James A. Martin "Sarge" 78, passed away Monday morning April 26, 2021, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born December 19, 1942 in Claremont, NH the son of Paul and Anita (Owen) Martin. He graduated from Windsor High School.
He served in the United States Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, from 1963 to 1967, and two additional years in the Reserves.
Sarge worked as a Correctional Officer in several facilities in Vermont; including Windsor, Woodstock, Rutland and Springfield. Jim enjoyed his time as a volunteer firefighter with the Springfield, VT Fire Department, in his early years.
On February 9, 1978 he married Caroline Fish in Springfield, Vt. She predeceased him on February 5, 2021.
Jim was an avid collector; collecting stamps, records and baseball cards, to name a few. From his request to various businesses around town to save stamps for him - to his frequent visits to Riverside Restaurant in Springfield, VT, Tremont House of Pizza and Dusty's Cafe in Claremont, NH; Jim's family quickly learned that he was well liked, recognized and taken care of within these communities.
Jim and Caroline spent many summers vacationing in Maine. Some of his favorite past-times were listening to police scanners, playing music in various forms and in any genre, tearing out the "funnies" from the newspaper, rolling coins, and stopping at yard sales around town.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica (Keith) Filiault of Grantham, NH; brother, Dennis (Becky) Martin of Lebanon, NH; two grandchildren, Emily and Stephen Krueger; four step-grandchildren; Seth, Colin, Brady and Faith Filiault; two nephews, Timmy and Austin; one niece, Angela; and several cousins. His beloved dog Ginger, and cat Sugar, will miss him dearly.
He was predeceased by his parents; one brother, Richard; and sisters, Kathy and Pauline.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Davis Home in Windsor for the wonderful care James received over the past few months.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Davis Home 45 State St, Windsor, VT 05089.
A graveside service for both James and his wife, Caroline will be held at 3:00pm on May 7, 2021 at Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont, NH.
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. is assisting with arrangements.