Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

321 South Main Street, New City, NY


John J. Martino

October 12, 1934July 3, 2020

John J. Martino, 85 entered into Heaven to be with the love of his life Angelina on July 3,2020 only 24 days after she passed. He was born October 12,1934 in the Bronx,NY. The son of John and Nicolina Merola Martino.

John graduated from Evander Childs High School. Following graduation he served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the war he married the love of his life Angelina Cataudella and they settled in the Bronx,NY, and in 1969 moved to New City,NY where they raised five children. They celebrated 64 years of marriage in April.

He was a loyal member of the American Legion and VFW.

He owned Thru-Way private cabs in the Bronx and later became a member of the Teamsters where he worked for Drake's Cakes.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his loving wife Angelina, his beloved son Stephen and his brother Thomas.

Surviving him are his brother Matthew, sons John S. Martino, Richard J. Martino and his wife Janice, daughters Linda Martino McCarter and her husband John, Valerie Martino DeSoto and her husband Bill and 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.


11 August

Funeral Mass St. Francis

10:00 am


11 August

Burial Fred Locher cemetery



John J. Martino

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Lisa Palko

July 28, 2020

Hi Val,
I’ve had you on my mind since I recognized and realized you recently lost both of your loving and dear parents. I am so sorry for your devastating loss. I do understand because my own dear mother passed on Sunday. I remember Dianna and Valerie playing together for many years when they were younger, and enjoying many dance classes and splashing around in both of our pools. Your dad always made sure your pool was spotless. I also remember your mom’s “healthy “ chicken cutlet recipe. I just wanted to write and let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
With love and fond memories,

Valerie Desoto

July 22, 2020

Oh my goodness. I honestly don’t even know what to say I truly have no words for this devastating loss. First I lost my beautiful mom and 24 days later we unexpectedly lost you, my amazing dad. Both my amazing parents gone. My heart is shattered into a million pieces and I have absolutely no idea how to survive without my daddy. You were my world, my best friend. I’m happy because you and mom are back together again . This isn’t goodbye just until we meet again. Love you to the moon and back!

Krista Ward

July 19, 2020

Oh my sweet grandfather. . I am not really sure where to begin. My heart is broken, I think about you and grandma daily. You were taken to soon, I was not ready to say goodbye. Your love is felt, when I feel like breaking down I feel you next to me telling me you are alright. I am forever grateful for everything you have done for your grandchildren & great grandchild. You and Gianna had a special bond that is irreplaceable. I will forever cherish all our wonderful memories together and take them with me always! I love you Xoxo

Krista, Steven & Gianna

Lou Damone

July 19, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Johns sudden passing. I remember all we shared working together and just having a good time.John and Joy will be missed by Sheila and me.Our deepest sympathy to all of John and Joys wonderful family
Lou Damone