John J. Martin

September 20, 1939April 17, 2012

John J. Martin, age 72, passed away suddenly, Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Wing) Martin.

John was a resident of New Bedford. A son of the late John and Amelia (Lima) Martin of Dartmouth, MA, he worked as a foreman at International Dryer for many years until his retirement. John was an Army veteran. He enjoyed going to Foxwoods, Newport Grand, listening to music and dancing.

Survivors include his children, Pamela Correia of New Bedford, John Martin, Jr. and his fiancée Kellie Carey of New Bedford; Richard Cormier of Westbrook, ME, Deborah Richard of New Bedford, Bonnie O’Neil of New Bedford; a sister, Judith Marshall and her husband Steven of Westport, MA; a brother, George R. Martin of North Carolina; a long-time companion, Linda Hirst of New Bedford; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Ernest W. Martin.

Visiting Hours will be held Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 4-7 pm at the ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd, New Bedford, MA. Burial private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.



  • Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2012


  • Burial

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monique corriveau

April 23, 2012

Pam and Amanda, my thoughts are with you both. Everyone says that..... Pam you are always there for everyone...I don't know what to say to you other than you are my friend and I do not want you hurting. You have been so supportive with me and Zachary and if I can be there for you....absolutely xxoo Amanda, you do not know me, however, your Mom is a solid great friend and I am sorry for your sadness

Lori Blais

April 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are will you and all your family. RIP Mr. Martin

Beverly Galipeau

April 22, 2012

To Pamela, Junior and all the Martin family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aunt Beverly (tante)

Eve Kinney

April 22, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know how much you will miss him. Love Eve & Doug

rose reposa

April 21, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Brandi Mosher

April 21, 2012

R.I.P. John Sr. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.

American Heart Association

April 21, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.