Lucia Anne Martino, loving mother of Andrea Olsen and Alex Olsen and beloved sister of Jane Martino Roy, Frank Martino, Gail Martino Bonin, and Peter Martino, passed away suddenly at her home in Norfolk on Saturday, January 27th.
She graduated from Medfield High School where she excelled in all sports. She was extremely proud to win the 1973 State Championships in basketball, during her senior year. She then went to Bridgewater State College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree.
For the past 12 years, Lucia was a very committed health teacher for the Walpole School System. She loved her job and her students. She felt privileged to be a part of their lives. However, the reason for her being and the loves of her life were her children, Andrea and Alex. She was a devoted, nurturing, hands-on mother to them. In spite of working full-time she drove them to all of their activities, participated in sports boosters clubs, and never missed one of their games. In addition, she spent many of her summers working at summer camps, and brought Andrea and Alex along with her.
Lucia, the youngest of seven Martino children, dearly loved all of her brothers and sisters and their families. She, in return, was cherished and loved by them all. They are devastated by her loss.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, Frank and Helen Martino and two brothers Timothy and Raymond Martino. She is survived by her four siblings and also by her sisters-in-law, Joan Martino and Kathy Martino, and her brothers-in-law, Edward Roy and Roger Bonin, along with 10 nieces and nephews and 5 grand nieces and nephews.
Andrea and Alex, and Lucia’s family will be holding services in her honor at Roberts Mitchell Caruso Funeral Home, 15 Miller St., Medfield on Friday, February 2nd from 4-8, and her funeral mass will be held at St. Edwards Church in Medfield on Saturday, February 3rd at 11am.
Lucia was involved in many activities, all of which were dear to her heart. For anyone who wishes, please make a donation to your favorite charity in her honor.