Chester Livingstone Martin, 85, of Wrentham, died peacefully on September 17, surrounded by his loving family in his former Lake Archer home.
He was the beloved husband of the late Margaret Ann (Pope) Martin, to whom he was married on January 15, 1949, and who predeceased him on March 27, 2012. Born in Worcester, MA, on November 6, 1926, he was a dear son of the late Chester L. and Lillian (Sargent) Martin, Sr.
He attended Worcester Schools. He enlisted in the United States Navy during the Second World War, and was assigned to the Navy Armed Guard on a Liberty Ship. He crossed the North Atlantic several times on the SS Thomas H. Sumner, in a convoy of ships bringing war supplies to Murmansk, Russia. He achieved the rank of Signalman third class.
A retired Data Processing Manager and V.P. of Systems Analysis, he had worked for twenty years for Factory Mutual Engineering. Prior to that, he was an employee of Raytheon. He had made Wrentham his home since 1967, moving from Northborough. He was also a former Vice President and a highly esteemed member of the Board of Directors at the Wrentham Cooperative Bank.
An active Communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Wrentham, Mr. Martin was a longtime member of the Church Choir. He was a member of the Parish Healing Ministries of St. Mary’s Church in North Attleboro, and was a Past President of the Retreat League of the Diocese of Worcester.
He was a former member of the Wrentham Lions Club. He was also a member of the volunteer fire department in Northborough in the 1950s and early 1960s.
He is survived by his dear children, Mary Martin Holliday and her husband Chris of Wrentham, Andrew Paul Martin and his wife Pamela of Quincy, and Thomas Frederick Martin and his wife Allyson of North Berwick, ME, and was the devoted grandfather of nine grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the RJ Ross Funeral Home, 135 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre, on Friday, Sept. 21, from 3-7 PM. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 AM in St. Mary’s Church, 130 South Street, Route 1A, Wrentham Centre. Burial in Wrentham Centre Cemetery will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Mary’s Choir Fund, 130 South Street, Wrentham, MA 02093. Arrangements are in the care of Richard J. Ross and the R.J. Ross Funeral Home.
Obiturary courtsey of R.J. Ross Funeral Home.