Leonard J. Martini
1930 - 2021
BORN
1930
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT
Leonard J. Martini
Leonard J. Martini ("Lenny") of Fairfield, beloved husband of Veronica M. Martini (deceased) of 59 years, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Sunday, June 6, 2021. He was born on March 20, 1930 in Bridgeport. He received a Bachelors and Masters degree from Julius Hartt College of Music, University of Hartford and a 6th Year Degree from Fairfield University. Leonard served in the US Army before starting his career as a music teacher. He had a tremendous passion for music and life. Leonard taught instrumental music for 33 years in the Fairfield Public Elementary Schools. After retirement in 1992, he was a music teacher at Green Farms Academy, Westport. Leonard was the Music Director for the Summer Concert Series at Penfield. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, Gaelic American Club and Bridgeport Musician's Union. And, a long time Parishioner and head usher at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Leonard enjoyed golf, walking and was a member of the Teachers Bowling League. He loved to play the violin, clarinet and frequently entertained family and friends with the piano. Leonard especially enjoyed family vacations in the Berkshires and Mexico. He is survived by his daughter, Susan M. Martini of Fairfield, his son Michael J. Martini and wife Mary T. Martini and grandson, Zachary G. Martini of Stratford. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10 am, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road Fairfield. Interment will follow at St. Michaels Cemetery, Stratford. Visitation is Monday, June 14, from 4–7 pm, Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield. www.SpearFuneralHome.com.


Published by Connecticut Post on Jun. 11, 2021.
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14
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4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Spear-Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT
Jun
15
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10:00a.m.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT
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Dear Susan, Mike, Mary, and Zack, My sincere and deepest condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. He was such a fun guy and we all enjoyed being together with him and your Mom at a number of different events. I always enjoyed dancing with him and ushering for him at noon Mass on Sunday. Hold tight to your memories . . . they will keep him close to you forever. May he be welcomed with great choirs and sounds of trumpets to the glory of heaven!
Donna Blewitt
Friend
June 20, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Martini family. I have so many cherished memories of Mr Martini from Roger Sherman School band (1969-1971). He was so kind, always cheerful, and had the patience of a saint. He taught me to play the clarinet and, importantly, how to stick with it, which provided me entry into the band all through school. He enriched so many lives and was a joy to know. May his memory bring you peace.
Lynn Stansfield Kissinger
Student
June 18, 2021
I had Mr. Martini for band in the early 1980s at Riverfield School. I would like to echo the sentiments of so many others by saying what a great, inspiring and fun teacher he was. I was having trouble with the alto sax and decided I would quit. Mr. Martini convinced me to keep going and gave me extra help...I’m still playing today! We all enjoyed teasing him about his famous bald head, and he had a good sense of humor about it. My deepest condolences to his family.
Joseph Romanello
Student
June 15, 2021
Lenny was a fantastic friend, teacher, and asset to Fairfield as he brought the love of music to so many. Rest In Peace
Mark Rudolph
Coworker
June 14, 2021
A really fun great guy ! Many memories of him entertaining everyone at my folks parties, condolences to all , The DeVita family
Joseph DeVita
Friend
June 14, 2021
My condolences to the Martini family. Mr. Martini was my music teacher at Roger Sherman in the 1960's through 1971. He was a great guy and I have fond memories marching with him and the band in the Fairfield Memorial Day Parade. God Bless him and May he Rest In Peace.
GENE MAURO
Student
June 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of Lennie. We worked together in the music department at Tomlinson and several Fairfield elementary schools. He was always so cheerful, funny, and shared his love of music with many. May he Rest In Peace.
Barbara Rowe
Coworker
June 14, 2021
Dear Susan and the rest of the Martini family,
My very deepest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. I’m glad I had a chance to meet him, brief as it was. Peace be with you.
John Martinsky
Friend
June 14, 2021
I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Lenny at Tomlinson for many years. So many wonderful memories. Keeping you all in my prayers.
Dorothy Williams Rodgers
Coworker
June 13, 2021
I remember Lenny very fondly from my teaching days in Fairfield. I remember his great sense of humor and his love of music and sharing it with kids. I also enjoyed our days of bowling with the Fairfield teacher bowling league. I guess I would describe Lenny as the perpetual "life of the party". Rest in peace, Lenny, you brought lots of joy into the world. We will miss you.
Paula Sweeley
Coworker
June 13, 2021
Dear Susan: I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your dad. May he Rest In Peace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jackie Hongo
Coworker
June 13, 2021
Jack Szepessy a former Fairfield Industrial Arts instructor has known Len and sends his sympathy to all his family members.
Jack
Teacher
June 12, 2021
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I always loved Mr. Martini, he was a huge part of my decision to study music professionally. His love for music was inspiring and his sense of humor always made band practice a blast. I have no doubt he is now making beautiful music for our Lord in Heaven.
Lucy DiGrazia
June 12, 2021
Mr. Martini taught me how to play the drums at Riverfield School in Fairfield in the mid 1970’s. He was a gentle man who got excited when the band played. I’ll never forget him or the impact he had on my life.
Bing Carbone
Student
June 12, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this time.
The Staff of Spear-Miller Funeral Home
June 11, 2021
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