Lawrence Martin

May 4, 1937July 17, 2021

Lawrence ( Larry ) Martin, 84, beloved husband to Margaret (Opie) Martin of East Hartford (formerly of Guilford) died peacefully at home under the care of hospice on Saturday, July 17, 2021. He was predeceased by his son Owen James Martin and his eldest sister Joan Shea. He was born on May 4, 1937 in the Bronx, New York to the late Thomas J. and Lillian (Schaeffer) Martin. Larry was educated at Fordham Prep and University where he was a member of their sailing team and was later inducted into the Fordham Sailing Hall of Fame. Larry was deeply religious, a quiet but extremely loving man. Besides being an analytical chemist which was his passion, he enjoyed nature, opera, electronics, history and politics. Larry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Margaret, his devoted daughter Elizabeth (Kevin) Gillespie, his two precious grandsons Michael and Benjamin, a brother Thomas Martin (a priest in the Philippines), his twin sister Virginia Cone of NY and his youngest sister Terry Martin of Florida and nephews George and Thomas Cone and niece Janine Metcalf. He is also survived by the Cowan’s, his adopted family from his time in Canada. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at St. Edmund Campion Parish (St. Christopher Church) 538 Brewer St., East Hartford. Burial will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, N.Y at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice. The D’Esopo-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford has been entrusted with the care of the funeral arrangements. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, July 24, 2021


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Peg Vanacore

July 21, 2021

We will remember the quiet happy gentleman who came to many GHS math department celebrations He always was happy and a pleasure to be around