Marcel P. Martel

October 8, 1923February 17, 2017

Marcel Prosper Martel, 93, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2017. Marcel was born on October 8, 1923 in Derby, VT to the late Joseph and Flora (Caron) Martel. After his high school graduation, Marcel worked on the family farm, in Randolph, VT, attending cattle, poultry, harvesting the family crops and doing many farming chores. He served in the Army in 1944, married his late wife of 27 years, Kathleen Gloria Nolan in 1945, and was honorably discharged from the Army in 1952. Marcel worked with Colt Industries, in West Hartford, as a mechanical engineer for 36 years before his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed traveling and square dancing. Marcel will be dearly missed by his 3 daughters; Sharon Riggs, Deborah and her husband Rick Blesso, Marie Baumgartner, 2 sons; Joseph and Mark Martel, daughters-in-law; Claudia and Angela Martel, dear friend Jennie Smith, a brother Leopold and a niece, Monique of Quebec, Canada. He also leaves 12 grandchildren – David, Michael, Tammy, Maren, Brie, Tess, Eric, Peter, Kerstin, Ty, Travis, and Steven as well as 10 great grandchildren- Ty, Breanna, Brooke, Braylyn, Jeremiah, Zoe, Sterling, Aowyn , Samuel, & Caleb. In addition to his wife, Marcel was predeceased by his son, David Martel

Relatives and Friends attend a period of visitation, TODAY, Sunday February 19, 2017, 4-7pm at Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT. Burial is private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marcel’s name may be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice or to the Village at Buckland Court, 432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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Sasha Karol

February 25, 2017

Marty will be missed! As one of his caregivers, he always brought joy to the harbor. He loved to smile and joke around. My heart goes out to his family <3

Mary-Beth & David raymond

February 20, 2017

Mark and family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. May he rest in peace.

Diane Dumas

February 19, 2017

We had slot of laughs with Marty in the harbor.Marty had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh.glad I was one of his caregivers and got to be part of his life. Diane Dumas former harbor worker.


February 19, 2017

To the Martel family our deep sympathy. sorry for your lost Steven. Ann an Rocky levesque

robert parker

February 19, 2017

I know marty was a great man.he brought up a good son in mark....r.i.p marty

February 18, 2017

It was an honor to know you and your devoted family; you will be missed dearly -Your Harbor Family

Angela Martel

February 18, 2017

Pappa Marty,

I will miss you greatly thanks for being so good to me through out the years
I know you are resting at peace with your loved ones that have passed too soon in life before you. I will always remember you and love you and never forget your funny words or sayings like , "Good Deal" and "Party with Marty"
May you rest in peace.