Donald M. Martinez, age 69, of Duxbury, died Sunday, July 21, 2013, after a long battle with lymphoma. He was a sheet metal mechanic for Snow & Jones. He previously lived in Attleboro and was a slitter operator for St. Regis Paper, fortifier for 20 years. Donald was active in the Paperworker's Union for many years as a shop steward and local union president. Traveling was a passion of his while exploring over 30 countries. He combined his love of history and travel visiting Egypt, Thailand, Europe and Central America. Donald enjoyed spending time outdoors, camping and hiking across America. He also enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden winning many blue ribbons at the Marshfield Fair. Born in Brockton and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he was the son of the late Barbara Taylor and Manuel Martinez. Donald is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jeanne Fontaine Martinez; his daughter, Justine Smith of Las Vegas, Nev.; granddaughter, Cynthia Kerr of Boise, Idaho; and grandson, Glenn Charles Wiley of Attleboro. He is also survived by his brother, David Martinez of Taunton; and his sister, Jenny Hall of San Antonio, Texas. Memorial visiting hours were held at the Shepherd Funeral Home, 216 Main St. (Rte. 106), Kingston, Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 3-6 p.m., followed by a service at 6 p.m. Interment services will be private. Contributions in Donald's memory may be made to the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center, 275 Sandwich St., Plymouth, MA 02360. For online condolences, please visit www.shepherdfuneralhome.com
. Shepherd Funeral Home Kingston 781-585-4453
Published by Duxbury Reporter from Jul. 23 to Jul. 30, 2013.