OBITUARY

Richard Joseph Martori

March 19, 1965December 27, 2020
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Richard J. “Rick” Martori, 55 of Westport, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Charlton Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside after a lengthy battle with Lyme Disease, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was the husband of Robin L. (Astle) Martori to whom he shared 34 years of marriage.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, a son of Sharon L. (Grundy) Martori and the late Ralph R. Martori. Rick was a lifelong resident of Westport; he was a graduate of Westport High School, class of 1983 and Rhode Island Trades Shops School majoring in Automotive Mechanics. He was previously employed as the General Manager of Big Boar Harley Davidson, Westport, retiring only due to his illness.

Rick loved his beloved wife Robin and his family dearly. Family was everything to Rick. He enjoyed traveling with Robin, whether it was a weekend to the casino or the Poconos. Rick also enjoyed his trips to Illinois to hunt for big game Deer. During those trips, Rick was known to donate his day's hunt to the local food pantries. He loved fishing and gardening. He enjoyed spending time birdwatching and being outdoors enjoying nature. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs, Boston Bruins and NASCAR fan, but he enjoyed watching all sports. Rick loved classic cars and tractors. Rick was thoughtful of others and had a humorous side, he was always making people laugh. He enjoyed the companionship of his dog Chief, who will miss him greatly.

In addition to his loving wife Robin and mother Sharon, he is survived by his sisters, Rhonda L. Pereira and her husband John and Julie A. Stahley and her husband David all of Westport; His nephews, John R. Pereira II and his fiance Allison, Richard "Deke" Astle III and his wife Rebekah, Nikolai D. Stahley; nieces, Lindsay (Astle) Andrade and her husband Tyler and Alexandria Astle and her fiance Mark; and several great nieces and nephews; his father in-law, Richard "Deke" Astle, Sr., mother in-law, Eleanor Tavares, sister in-law, Debra Astle and brother in-law, Richard "Deke" Astle, Jr. He was the grandson of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Morrison) Grundy and Joseph and Edith (Caristo) Martori.

Rick's visitation will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00AM in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick's honor may be made to: Humane Society & Shelter South Coast, 31 Ventura Dr., North Dartmouth, MA 02747 or Westport Historical Society, 25 Drift Rd, Westport, MA 02790. Burial is Private. To leave a note of condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com

  • DONATIONS

  • Humane Society & Shelter South Coast
  • Westport Historical Society

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 4, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial is Private

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Andrew France

January 6, 2021

My Friendship with Rick began in Cub Scouts....As a teenager I found myself ( in wee hours of the morning) needing a ride home from the Fair. Rick( with Dave Cabral) gave me that much needed lift home....The rest is History.... We raised a little Hell ,my Friend.....
We Rocked and Rolled with the Band......We pushed our Hot Rods to the edge.... We Cursed and Praised the Bruins... We laughed so hard that our insides were never the same.... In our Life we have Friends, that no matter how long it has been since You have seen them ..it is like time has not passed.... Rick is my Friend ,as such...
Words cannot express my Heart and Sympathy to You Robin..... and to all of Your Family... .. I'll see ya in the next my Brother..... Remember You in this one... with a mischievous grin....

Tiger Almeida

January 3, 2021

I'm so sorry for the family's loss of my great friend Rick you will be forever remembered , I loved our phone calls and I would stop by the house every time I saw the door open to share some ball busting , he always thanked me for stopping by or calling and I would say that's what friends do , I'm going to miss my friend more then I can explain , you was a great guy and always worried about everyone but himself and that's the kind of guy he was , I will cherish the times we spent together the last 5 years that we reconnected since we was kids , I'm honored to have called you my friend and you may be gone but you will never be forgotten , RIP Rick thanks for the memories

Jay and Katie Silva

January 2, 2021

Suzanne Ponte

January 2, 2021

Dear Robin. I’m so so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing. I will never forget Rick being so generous with his recipes and sharing them with me over the phone when you and I worked at Southcoast Eye.
You are in my thoughts and prayers Robin.
I’m so very sorry.

Susan Charette

January 2, 2021

Robin, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I am thinking about you as I send my love. May peace and comfort be yours during this difficult time.

Jay and Katie Silva

January 1, 2021

Rick, We couldn’t have asked for better neighbors than you and Robin. Thank you for always looking out for us and being there , anytime, day or night, no questions asked!!! Although it is only been 12 years that we’ve known you we are so happy grateful and blessed to call you a true friend. You will be missed every day and we will be flying your Chiefs flag high across the street ❤️ Jay and Katie

Thomas Porter

January 1, 2021

Oh my goodness. I don’t know where to begin.
Many great memories of our times together.
Condolences are an understatement as to your loss to the family
Rest In Peace

Jesse Duffy

December 31, 2020

Rick was always a ton of fun to be around. Extremely quick witted...you had to be on your A game around him for sure. I will be forever thankful that I had the priviledge of calling him a friend of mine. He was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed by myself and anyone that knew him. My deepest condolences go out to his wife Robin...as well as his family and friends. Rest easy my friend.

Joseph Medeiros

December 31, 2020

John & Rhonda,
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time - for grace, peace and the comfort you need from all who love you.
Joseph

Brad Kirby

December 31, 2020

My deepest condolences. I have a lot of great memories of Rick he was a true friend and a great person

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Biography

Richard J. “Rick” Martori, 55 of Westport, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020 in Charlton
Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside after a lengthy battle with Lyme Disease, Chronic
Lymphocytic Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He was the husband of Robin L. (Astle) Martori
to whom he shared 34 years of marriage.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, a son of Sharon L. (Grundy) Martori and the late Ralph R. Martori. Rick was
a lifelong resident of Westport; he was a graduate of Westport High School, class of 1983 and Rhode
Island Trades Shops School majoring in Automotive Mechanics. He was previously employed as the
General Manager of Big Boar Harley Davidson, Westport, retiring only due to his illness.

Rick loved his beloved wife Robin and his family dearly. Family was everything to Rick. He enjoyed
traveling with Robin, whether it was a weekend to the casino or the Poconos. Rick also enjoyed his trips
to Illinois to hunt for big game Deer. During those trips, Rick was known to donate his day's hunt to the
local food pantries. He loved fishing and gardening. He enjoyed spending time birdwatching and being
outdoors enjoying nature. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs, Boston Bruins and NASCAR fan, but he
enjoyed watching all sports. Rick loved classic cars and tractors. Rick was thoughtful of others and had a
humorous side, he was always making people laugh. He enjoyed the companionship of his dog Chief,
who will miss him greatly.

In addition to his loving wife Robin and mother Sharon, he is survived by his sisters, Rhonda L. Pereira and her husband John and Julie A. Stahley and her husband David all of Westport; His nephews, John R. Pereira II and his fiance Allison, Richard "Deke" Astle III and his wife Rebekah, Nikolai D. Stahley; nieces, Lindsay (Astle) Andrade and her husband Tyler and Alexandria Astle and her fiance Mark; and several great nieces and nephews; his father in-law, Richard "Deke" Astle, Sr., mother in-law, Eleanor Tavares, sister in-law, Debra Astle and brother in-law, Richard "Deke" Astle, Jr. He was the grandson of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Morrison) Grundy and Joseph and Edith (Caristo) Martori.


Rick's visitation will be held on Monday, January 4, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:00AM in the
WARING-SULLIVAN HOME at DARTMOUTH, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth, MA 02748. Relatives
and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rick's honor may be made to: Humane Society & Shelter South Coast, 31 Ventura Dr., North Dartmouth, MA 02747 or Westport Historical Society, 25 Drift Rd, Westport, MA 02790. . Burial is Private. To leave a note of
condolence: www.waring-sullivan.com