Birmingham Funeral Home

438 Main Street, Old Town, ME


Mary Lina Martin

December 22, 1924June 24, 2020

Mary L. (Cox) Martin

OLD TOWN—Mary L (Cox) Martin, wife of the late Albert Martin died June 24, 2020. She was born December 22, 1924 in Brewer, the daughter of Harold and Ina (Looke) Cox.

Mary was a stay at home mom, raising five children. As the youngest entered school, Mary went to work for the Penobscot Times, working as a correspondent for 30 years until retirement. She and her husband enjoyed Sunday Drives all around Maine, especially to visit lighthouses, and attending Bangor Band concerts. She was a member of the Sunshine Gals, where she sang, played piano and accordion. She played the organ at the Veazie Congregational Church and gave piano and organ lessons. She passed on her love of music to her grandchildren. She enjoyed the companionship of her cats and reading. She will be lovingly and fondly remembered for all of her Mary-isms.

She is survived by four children John Martin and his wife Sue, Brenda Hanson and her husband Mark, James Martin, Barbara Trussell and her husband Michael; seven grandchildren Michele Lozier and her husband Ron, Robert Martin and his wife Danielle, Juliann Martin, Marsha Libby and her husband Arthur; Bruce Shaw, Dan Shaw, Zoie Trussell and husband Braylin Smith; six great grandchildren Kayla, Kody, Ethan, Zachary, Tyler, Kaitlyn; great great grandchild Peyton, due anytime; sisters-in-law Dorothy Martin and Shirley Martin; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2013, son Tom in 2019, grandchildren David Howe, Brandon Shaw and Sandy Shaw and brother Russell Cox.

A graveside service will be conducted 2PM Wednesday July 1, 2020 at Riverside Cemetery, Orono.


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Mary Lina Martin

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