Fulton-Theroux Funeral Service

13 Beckwith Ln, Old Lyme, CT


Joseph A Martino

May 11, 1971October 26, 2019

New York City - It is with profound sadness and much love that we mourn the sudden passing of Joseph Anthony Martino. Joe touched the lives of everyone he came into contact with – family, friends and work colleagues – and while we are all filled with unimaginable sorrow, we are all blessed by the time we had with him. His ever-present smile, sense of humor and endless generosity of spirit will be missed dearly. Joe was 48 years old and a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management Division of Morgan Stanley in New York. He died of a cardiac arrest while running.

A proud son of Connecticut, Joe was born and raised in Bristol, graduating from Bristol Central High School, and receiving his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University. He went on to earn his master’s degree from Fordham University, establishing roots in New York City, also working in San Francisco, Hong Kong and Latin America.

Joe is survived by his wife Milena Encheva, his parents Kathe and Stephen Martino, his sister Britt Bardinelli and her husband James Bardinelli, his mother in-law Valentina Stoyanova, father in-law Mitko Stoyanov, his sister in-law. and her husband Kamelia Encheva and Delian Dinev, and nieces Mia Bardinelli and Kalina Dineva and nephews Evan Bardinelli and Kris Dinev, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins in Sweden and Bulgaria. He will be missed dearly by all who were fortunate enough to know and love him.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday November 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., at Christ the King Church in Old Lyme, Ct. Memorial donations in Joe’s name be made to The American Heart Association or the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol CT.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 2, 2019


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Britt Heijel Nilsson

November 5, 2019

Till Josef Martino minne.

Du kommer alltid finnas i vårt minne.

Aunt Britt och Uncle Åke

I Sverige

Karen Stewart

November 2, 2019

To the Martino family
I am deeply saddened with the loss of
Joe.. I have had the honor to know him in just a few short years and he will be missed tremendously..
Rest in eternal peace Joe!
With sincere sympathy,
Karen Stewart

Fotios Piniros

November 2, 2019

Joe I m in Greece as we speak but I will always going to be with you and your family with anything they might need. You gave me the best advice since I first met you in HK over 12 years ago and you made me a better person and a manager here at MS PWM.

You always going to be in my heart and I will follow the steps you taught me . You are my brother !!!

Nickie Garon

November 1, 2019

Mr. And Mrs. Martino and Britt,

I am so very sorry for your loss. You now have a wonderful angel watching over you. His is forever in your hearts and memories.
Much love and god bless,
Nickie Garon
(BCHS Classmate)

Howard Gofstein

November 1, 2019

Joe was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was a person that would speak with a CEO and a summer intern and both would feel special after the meeting. There was just a special quality about him that transcends everything. He will be surely missed by everyone.

John Couture

November 1, 2019

Mr and Mrs Martino and Britt,
I am very sorry to hear about Joey. It is very sad and I still cannot believe it. My heart goes out to you. I will always remember him as a fun-loving friend who was always smiling and enjoying life - something that I try to live by. He was a terrific teammate, leader of men, and put everything in perspective. Your whole family was always so welcoming to me and all of Joey's friends. I love all of you and wish I can be there physically- but please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences- John Couture

Thomas Pons

October 31, 2019

Dear Milena, Kathe, Steve, & Britt
Heartfelt condolences for the sudden passing of your beloved Joe. As a former teacher at Bristol Central HS, I remember Joe to be a conscientious, hard working student athlete. Most importantly, he was a polite, respectful gentleman that had the admiration of the entire BCHS family. His parents deserve all the credit for that. On the baseball field he was a leader and gave 110% at all times...a true team player. We pray that all the happy, loving memories you have of Joe will ease your pain.
Barbara & Thomas Pons

Adrian Wojnarowski

October 31, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Martino, Britt and Milena:
Although I hadn't connected with Joey in years, the news of his sudden passing felt no less devastating. Perhaps that's because of the young man I remember so well --- kind, passionate, funny, smart and genuinely caring of all those fortunate enough to land in his orbit. He was such a reflection of his family. It surprised no one that he would go onto build such a successful career, travel the world and yet still stay true to his roots. So many of us are thinking about you all in this sorrowful time.
Adrian Wojnarowski

Martin Guillet

October 30, 2019

I met Joe at Fairfield and we re-connected again at Fordham. He was a good friend and I am stunned at his passing. My prayers are with Joe and his family. I will be praying to you and for you my friend.

David Anthony Berteaux

October 30, 2019

Devastated and in disbelief....Sending my deepest sympathies and love to Joe's family. Met Joe in Tokyo 15 years ago, and he quickly became a best friend for life. Loved his spirit and caring attitude, and the way he communicated that in his own way

David Berteaux, Tokyo Japan