Joseph Martinez Jr.

September 21, 1946August 24, 2013
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SKOWHEGAN – Joseph Martinez Jr., 66, passed away August 24, 2013 at his home with his family by his side. He was born September 21, 1946 the son of Gladys (Andrews) and Joseph Martinez, Sr. who predecease him. Joe was raised in Dedham, MA and he spent summers on Vinalhaven. He served our country in the United States Army for 9 years earning a Purple Heart, Bronze Star. After the service, Joe married Diane (McSorley) and together they raised their two daughters in Dedham, MA. Joe always dreamed of living in Maine with his “three girls” and finally two years ago when his oldest daughter and her family moved north was that dream a reality for him. Family was the most important thing in Joe’s life. In his spare time he enjoyed being outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Even though Joe struggled with his health, he never let it keep him down. He always stayed positive and happy no matter what life threw at him. He was a stubborn fighter, never willing to give up. Joe is survived by his wife of 35 years, Diane; daughters, Louise and husband, John Kay of Madison and Nichole and husband,Derek Furbush of Norridgewock; grandchildren, Emily and Chloe of Madison and one little bundle of joy on the way; dear friends, Ken and Jane Steeves of Norton, MA; and his constant canine companion, Abby. Visitation will be held from 2 until the time of the funeral on Saturday, August 31 at Smart and Edwards Funeral Service where a funeral service with military honors will begin at 4pm with Pastor Curtiss Kanagy officiating. Interment will be private at a later date at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Augusta. Joe’s family extends their deepest appreciation to the Glenice who took such great care of Joe and to the amazing staff at HealthReach Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Somerset Humane Society PO Box 453, Skowhegan, ME 04976


  • Visitation Saturday, August 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 31, 2013

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Nicole Dionne

September 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all every day.

Nicole Dionne

September 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all every day.

Bobby Otto

August 31, 2013

Diane and family.. so very sorry to hear about the loss of Joe ... he was an awesome guy and a hard worker... I used to work with him with him at Foster masonry.. I will certainly miss him

The Spacks

August 31, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your loss. Thinking of your family now and always. We love you Lulu and family!

Jillian and JJ Tranchina

August 30, 2013

Dear Di, Lulu, Nikki I am sorry for your loss. I am glad that everyone moved to Maine and many wonderful memories were made together before he passed away. I have great memories being at the house in Dedham. I know that he will be watching you guys from above with a smile! Lulu your dad was a great man and will be missed by many. My family sends their condolences to the Martinez, Kay and Furbush family.

Bob Wojdag

August 29, 2013

Di,Lulu and Nikki Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. . He loved his family so much and will be watching over all of you. Joe will be with us always.
Joe, we will miss you

Love Bob and Jane

J.R. Foley

August 28, 2013

Lulu, Emily, Chloe, Nichole and Dianne,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, dad and papa. He was a great guy who touched all of our hearts. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Jus remember, Joe is no longer suffering and he has a big smile on his face as he looks down at all of us especialy his wife, daughters and granddaughters and soo many other wonderful friends and family.

May the Lord be with you all and please know that I love you all so much!!!




Mary Ward

August 28, 2013

Diane,Lulu and Nikki-so sorry for the loss of Joe,He made many good memories to look back on.Blessing's to you all

August 28, 2013

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Pearle Brake, Crossroads Bible Church

Lynn Clancy

August 28, 2013

Diane, Nikki and Lu - My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He loved you so much. He'll always be in your heart.