OBITUARY

Dorothy Martin

March 18, 1929October 27, 2018
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Dorothy (Reis) Martin, 89, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Wallace I. Martin.

She was born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Anacleto) Reis. Dorothy was a graduate of New Bedford High School. She loved and adored her family. She was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital as a Home Health Aide until her retirement. She loved traveling, bingo, watching movies and most of all ballroom dancing. In her spare time she volunteered at local schools, reading to the children. Dorothy was a Big Sister and was involved in the Widowed Persons Service.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Doulette and her husband Robert of Middleboro, and Sandra LeBlanc and her husband Donald of Acushnet; a son, Wallace Martin and his companion Monica Lindo of Mattapoisett, MA and Venice, Florida; two sisters, Mariana Nunes and Matilda Fernandes, both of New Bedford; six grandchildren, Derek, Luke, Meghan, Brandon, Lauren and Alison, eight great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Casilda Sylvia, Mary Barboza, Emily Gonsalves, Frank, John, and Manuel Reis.

Her visitation will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM in the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Her funeral will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, 125 Main St., Acushnet. Burial will be in Acushnet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452, www.ALZMASS.ORG or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.stjude.org For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, November 1, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Burial Friday, November 2, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dorothy Martin

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virginia souza

November 13, 2018

To all the Martin Family: Dear Aunt Dorothy, you are at peace now and visiting with all our loved ones above.. may you continue to watch over each and everyone one of us..bring peace to the hearts of your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and instill in all of us your strength to carry on your good work..
You will be dearly missed, thank you for all you have done for us....until we meet again, continue to dance your heart out....love, Ginger and Ken xo

Ashleigh Taber

November 12, 2018

Nana Martin, you will be greatly missed by everyone especially me. I can't believe you're gone so quickly but I know you're happy now and can look over everyone in our massive family without having a hard time remembering us. You aren't in pain anyone and that's what keeps me at peace. You're better now. And I love you so much and I miss you so much. I should've been there more but I wasn't and that's my biggest regret. But I know that you know I love you so much and couldn't do anything about the time lost. Anyway, I love you so much Nana. Rest Peacefully in heaven. 😘♥️

Darlene Doulette

November 8, 2018

Darlene Doulette

November 8, 2018

My beautiful loving mom,
When I was a child I remember you would always read me stories and then I would say. “Sing to me momma, sing “ and I loved listening to you sing . Then when I grew up I would always go to you when I was down and you knew what to say , what a GREAT mom you were . I will never forget you and your hugs . Your my angel and I LOVE you momma

Meghan O’Brien

November 7, 2018

I can not express how fortunate I was to have such a wonderful loving grandmother. I will forever be grateful because of this woman! She made my childhood and my life so special and the memories I will cherish forever. Until we meet again please give a hug and kiss to my Poppop. I will miss you Always! My children were so extremely lucky to have such a wonderful Nana Martin. They will always remember you.

Sandy LeBlanc

November 3, 2018

To my siblings, I thank God each and every day for the love and support we receive from each other and our families. We were extremely lucky to have such a loving, wonderful mom who taught us the values we live by today. For this I thank my mom. She will be forever in my heart as I know she will be in yours.

Chero Caringer

November 3, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you will soon find comfort ahead of this very difficult time. My sincere condolences. Chero Caringer

Luke Taber

October 29, 2018

Luke Taber

October 29, 2018

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Dorothy (Reis) Martin, 89, of Acushnet, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2018 in the New Bedford Jewish Convalescent Home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Wallace I. Martin.

She was born in New Bedford, a daughter of the late Joseph and Amelia (Anacleto) Reis. Dorothy was a graduate of New Bedford High School. She loved and adored her family. She was employed at St. Luke’s Hospital as a Home Health Aide until her retirement. She loved traveling, bingo, watching movies and most of all ballroom dancing. In her spare time she volunteered at local schools, reading to the children. Dorothy was a Big Sister and was involved in the Widowed Persons Service.

Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Doulette and her husband Robert of Middleboro, and Sandra LeBlanc and her husband Donald of Acushnet; a son, Wallace Martin and his companion Monica Lindo of Mattapoisett, MA and Venice, Florida; two sisters, Mariana Nunes and Matilda Fernandes, both of New Bedford; six grandchildren, Derek, Luke, Meghan, Brandon, Lauren and Alison, eight great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Casilda Sylvia, Mary Barboza, Emily Gonsalves, Frank, John, and Manuel Reis.

Her visitation will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 4:00-8:00PM in the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. Her funeral will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at 10:00AM at St. Francis Xavier Church, 125 Main St., Acushnet. Burial will be in Acushnet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 309 Waverly Oaks Rd. Waltham, MA 02452, www.ALZMASS.ORG or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908, www.stjude.org For online tributes please visit: www.rock-funeralhome.com