Mary Martin of Medfield MA and Waxahachie TX, aged 98, passed away on December 30 in Waxahachie Texas after a brief illness. Loving wife of the late Felix Martin. Beloved mother of Anthony (Michelle) of Waxahatchie TX, John (Diane) of Graton CA, and Jeannette (Don Clarkson) of Petersham MA. Adored grandmother of Gregory Martin, Lauren Martin, Nathaniel Martin, Naoka Carey, Rachel Carey, Brandon Smith and Cybelle Smith. Great Grandmother of Sydney, Hudson, Hanuman, Saoirse, Kieran, Clara, and Theodore.
Born Mary Fitzgerald in Dublin, Ireland in 1919, she moved to England during World War II to work in a bomb factory. In England during the war, she met future husband Felix Martin, a member of the Royal Canadian Army. She came to the United States as a war bride, settling in New York, where she remained until moving to Medfield, Massachusetts in the 1980s. Mary was active in the Democratic Party around New York and in her later years was a dedicated volunteer at Medfield State Hospital. She was active in her church, St. Edward the Confessor in Medfield. She was known for her resiliency, optimism, and Irish charm, and was a loving presence to all her extended family. She was much loved and will be greatly missed.
A funeral Mass will be said on Monday January 8th at 10 AM at St Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring Street, Medfield. Following will be an internment at Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital , PO Box 1893, Memphis, TN 38101-9950.