Patricia S. Martin

March 12, 1936August 3, 2014
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Patricia "Pat" (Sheeran) Martin, 78, of Sarasota, FL died unexpectedly at home on August 3, 2014. She was the wife of Owen Martin, a loving daughter, mother, grand-mother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.

Mrs. Martin was born March 12, 1936 in Englewood, NJ, daughter of Lillian and Thomas Sheeran. She attended St. Cecilia High School in Englewood and graduated from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ in 1957.

A New Fairfield, CT resident for 42 years, Mrs. Martin coached softball and cheerleading, was an active member of St. Edward the Confessor, a Lions Club volunteer, and a member of the Republican Town Committee. She also worked at Duracell in Danbury, CT.

Mrs. Martin retired to Sarasota, Florida where she was an active member and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. She also belonged to the Empty Nester's Club, the Palm Aire Women's Club, and the Peridia bowling league.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Lillian and Thomas Sheeran, and her daughter, Patricia "Trish" (Martin) Pina.

Besides her husband of 56 years, Mrs. Martin is survived by her son, Owen Martin III; and her daughter, Stacy Duncan. She is also survived by their spouses Gregory, Lisa and Robert. Her six grandchildren: Brooke and Callie Pina, Jason and Sarah Martin, Courtnie and Ryan Duncan and 3 great-grandchildren. Her five brothers and their wives: Thomas, Gerald, Robert, Ronald and Kenneth Sheeran. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2pm-5pm at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main St., Danbury.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30am at St. Edward Church, New Fairfield. Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, New Fairfield, CT.

Donations in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2969 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518, or the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Ave., Norwalk, CT 06854 or to the Patricia Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Palm Aire Women's Club, POB 20661, Bradenton, FL 34204


  • Visitation Sunday, August 17, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Monday, August 18, 2014

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Joanie Stoeckle

August 23, 2014

Pat and I worked at Duracell together for many years in customer service. One Christmas she was my Secret Santa. She left the cutest little gifts but one in particular was a pin of an elf. I still wear it every every Christmas season. It brings back fond memories of Pat. She had a beautiful smile and loved to laugh. May she rest in peace. God's Speed Pat.

Janice Aquavia

August 21, 2014

My sincerest condolences for the loss of Pat. This comes as such a shock, as Pat always seemed invincable. I had the pleasure of being Pat's "Boss" while at Duracell....she was so much more of a friend than an employee. Pat was a pleasure to have on our team and always came too work with a smile and positive attitude. Even during the difficult times, Pat never waivered and kept the rest of us upbeat. I have not seen Pat in many years, however, her loss will still be felt by me and many others...she was a true gem.

August 21, 2014

I was so sad to hear about Pat's passing. We worked together at Duracell for several years. She was a great friend of mine. We had nicknames for each other, Alfalfa and Buckwheat (the little rascals). She always made me laugh. When I think of her I see her beautiful blue eyes, and gorgeous smile. She always talked about her children and her grandkids to me with such pride and joy. I looked forward to seeing her everyday and she was such a pistol! A beautiful woman inside and out. My heart is heavy right now thinking of all of her friends and family she left behind. Love you Pat! Kirsten (aka...Alfalfa xo

Becky Mercaldo

August 20, 2014

My deepest condolences, I just found out and am so very saddened. Pat & I started Duracell together, April 15, 1985, my very first friend that could always make me laugh, she had a great sense of humor always had a good time! Pat was a beautiful lady with a big heart and will be truly missed<3 :-*

Kathy James

August 19, 2014

To the Martin family,

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Pat. I met Pat while she was at the Dist. Ctr and I in the credit dept. We also worked on the "green" team and did several functions together. We had good and bad times, but always managed a smile. Pat has such a good heart. She will be missed.

My prayers are with you all.

August 18, 2014

Stacey, Owen and Owen Jr, my sincere condolences to all of you.I am so sorry to hear of. pat's passing. Many an evening Chris and I spent great times with both your parents at Villa Rosa and Boccoccio's. The last time I saw Pat was a year ago at Chris' funeral luncheon, when she stood up and said " Chris was a Gentleman" , it meant so much to me then and now. And you Pat were quite a Lady

I am sorry for your loss. Leen Scrivanos...Carrollton, Ga

John Corbett

August 18, 2014


I am very sorry to here of your Mom's passing. I have very fond memories of us growing up on Donnelly Drive in New Fairfield and of course your Mom was a very big part of those memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless you and your family, John Corbett

Cindy Machado

August 18, 2014

My deepest sympathy on Pat's passing. Growing up in NF, I had the pleasure of knowing Pat in many different capacities - bus driver, coach, player, co-worker, and family friend. She was always there to lend a helping hand. Our deepest condolences from our family to yours.

August 17, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of your loss Our heartful condolences are with you. We share your sorrow and memories. Rich and Joann Von Werne Sarasota, FL. and Sherman CT.

bob shanley

August 17, 2014

Owen so sorry for your loss. My prayers for the family