Gerald A. Martin of Chelmsford


Gerald A. Martin, 80, of Chelmsford, MA died surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Lowell General Hospital.

He was married to Mildred Martin with whom he celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on January 27, 2017.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jeanette Martin. He graduated from Keith Academy with the class of 1955 and from Lincoln Electric Welding School in Cleveland OH.

He proudly served with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Price DER 332 patrolling the Rhine River in Germany.

Gerald worked as a welder. He retired from the Pipefitter’s Union Local 537.

He was a communicant of St. Mary Church and a longtime resident of Chelmsford.

Gerald was a member of the Lafayette Club of Lowell and the Stony Brook Sportsman Club of Westford.

He enjoyed traveling with his wife in their motorhome.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Gerald A. Martin of Braintree; two daughters, Tracy (Martin) Caron of Haverhill and Brenda (Martin) Vasquez of Chelmsford; a sister, Elizabeth and her husband, William Countre of Danvers; seven grandchildren, Gerald Martin, Kylie Martin, Jack Martin, Joseph Caron, Jake Caron, Cameron Vasquez and Ava Vasquez and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Roger Martin of McDonough, GA.

There are no visiting hours. A funeral Service will be held on Mon. at 9:30AM at St. Joseph Cemetery’s Chapel, Riverneck Rd. Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Boston, 51 Blossom St. Boston, MA 02114. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD 978-251-4041.


October 30, 2017
St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel
Riverneck Road Chelmsford
  1. Tracy mello reed says:

    Sending our condolences to the Martin family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
    The Mello’s Dick, Tracy, bob, Maryanne and our families

  2. Mary Berg says:

    To the family, my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the knowledge that “there is going to be a resurrection,” as the Bible confirms at Acts 24:15. “Do not be amazed at this,” Jesus assures us, “for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.” (John 5:28,29) By meditating on God’s promises found in the Bible, may you find real hope and the strength to keep going. (1 Th 4:13,14) Deepest sympathy.

  3. BA Flanagan says:

    Sorry for your loss.That obit photo is exactly as I recall him, it has been so long…Our prayers for you all.
    Cousin Barbara Baroni Flanagan

  4. Maria Karafelis says:

    Millie and family;

    Our sincere condolences are sent along with prayers for strength during this difficult time. Gerry was awesome, never forget all the times at the garage.

    Bruce and Maria Karafelis

  5. Maureen.Capra says:

    Millie my sincere condolences are with you and your family.
    Your former babysitter Maureen Conlin Capra

  6. Kristin Barber says:

    Tracy, Millie and Brenda, My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Gerry was a great guy always made me feel like one of the family back in high school. Take care . Tracy please give Jake and Joe my condolences as well .
    Kristin Barber & Tracy Galloway

  7. Reginald walker says:

    Prayers and memories of an old classmate. Keith Academy 1955. We can always retain the good memories. A great guy and family man. God bless him.

  8. Joseph Smith says:

    So sorry to hear about Gerry’s passing. Gerry taught me what you could by achieve simply by working hard. He was a great man and I enjoyed working for him at his welding business in Chelmsford.

  9. Billy Quinn says:

    To,Milly, Gerry Jr, tracy, brenda. My condolenses.Gerry helped make me what I am today.Hard working,no-nonsence ,successful business man. I am privaleged to have been associated with the Martin family. I’m gonna miss his story telling of the NAVY and welding! I will think of him when I’m riding my 1995 HD Heritage that he sold me in 1998. Je Taime Msr. Martain…..Billy Quinn Stony Brook Auto

  10. Elaine and dick king says:

    Sorry to hear of Jerry’s death Millie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Rachel Van Dinter says:

    We are sorry for the loss of your father Brenda, our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. David Brown says:

    My dearest Brenda sweet girl that I’ve come to know you have been through so much and now this it’s never easy losing someone you love especially a parent just know that my thoughts and prayers and love are with you always your friend David love forever

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