Lewis Richard Martin of Dracut

 

5686 MartinLewis Richard Martin of Dracut Lewis Richard Martin, 76, of Dracut, MA died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by family.  He was married to Sandra J. Martin with whom he celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary April 28th, 2015.  Lewis was born July 1st, 1939 in Grafton, WV the son of the late John and Cora (Covington) Martin. He graduated Grafton High School in 1957 and retired from the Archdiocese of Boston at St. Augustine Parish of Andover, MA in 2003 after 17 years in Facilities Maintenance. Formerly he worked at Textile Shield of Lawrence.  In addition to spending as much times possible with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Lewis enjoyed trips to West Virginia and Delaware to visit family as well as trips to Foxwoods Casino with his sister and Celtics games with his son-in-law.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his loving daughter, Teresa and her husband David Kern of Methuen, three grandsons, William and wife Laura of Chelmsford, Richard and wife Shana of Methuen, and Gregory of Chelmsford. Lewis was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Ashley, Owen, Theodore, and Sadrine Kern. Sister, Shirley Markham of Dracut, MA.  Sister-in-law, Ann Martin of Lawrence, MA. He would bask in the love of countless nieces and nephews.  Lewis was predeceased by his brother, John Martin of Lawrence, and his sisters, Helen Boyce of Lorraine, OH, and Margaret Bailey of Newark, Delaware.

Viewing hours Wednesday, December 16th from 8:30AM to 10:30AM at the Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, followed by Funeral Mass at 11AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford (across street). Burial at a later date. Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of your choice. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

Visitation

December 16, 2015
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Dolan Funeral Home

Funeral

December 16, 2015
11 AM
St. John the Evangelist Church
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  2. Linda Clelland says:

    Uncle Lew, I love you! ♥ you will be so missed…thank you for all the memories… Always & forever in my heart, Linda xo

  3. Vess Liakas says:

    RIP Lew. Thank you for helping make so many great memories on our trips to Atlantic city. You were a great man and will be truly missed by many. God called you home too early, but your time on earth touched so many lives. You will never be forgotten.

  4. Ann Sisofo says:

    Uncle Lou, you had a heart of gold and were an amazing family man! I will always remember those “Puckered Lip Kisses”. Please give my mom a big hug & kiss and tell her I miss her so much. She was very lucky to have you as a brother. Rest in peace Uncle Lou, you will be deeply missed by many. I love you.

  5. Debbie Jackson says:

    Uncle Lew you were my rock. I could go to you at any time for advice or to confide in. You were always there for all of us no matter what the need. It was so difficult seeing you failing so quickly over the past few weeks but it meant the world to me to be able to help care for you. I would have gone over there every hour on the hour if it was needed to help make you more comfortable. I have so many wonderful memories of you and I will cherish them forever. You took a big piece of my heart with you when you left us but it is a little easier knowing that you are no longer suffering. I don’t know what I am going to do without you Uncle Lew. Rest easy handsome. I will think of you everyday until we meet again. I love you with all my heart. Xoxo

  6. Jessica Perry says:

    RIP Uncle Lew. Thinking of all of our family up North through this hard time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Lew will be missed dearly. Love, Jessica, Aaron, Krystal and Josh.

  7. Billie Dawn Cain says:

    Uncle Lou always had a very special place in my heart always making you feel like you were his favorite niece and giving such big kisses. Love him more than words can say and miss him everyday. My heart is very heavy this year but I know he is not in pain anymore and the last 6 months was rough on him. He will forever be in my heart. Love you Uncle Lou your loving niece Billie Dawn Cain & family (Mark, Lauren, Sean & Jason). Lauren loved her last visit with you and even got to take a nap with him. I remember him bouncing her on his knee and will cherish that picture forever. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  8. Bob Mullin says:

    Lew was always nice to me, he was a kind man always willing to help out or lend a hand !! He talked about how proud he was of his grandsons a lot!! My best to the Martin Family, God Bless Lew Martin may he rest in peace.

  9. Donna Boyce says:

    I know you are resting and no longer suffering nor in pain. It doesn’t make it any easier. Heaven gained another angel. You will be missed dearly. I will always remember you telling all of us to “pucker up” whenever we gave you a kiss or whenever you kissed us. I love you with all my heart. Until we meet again. Rest in peace Uncle Lew. Love, Donna Jean

  10. Pamela Calzini says:

    Uncle Lew…..None of us wanted you to go but God must have needed you. You were always there when we needed anything. I agree that I don’t think you knew how very much you were loved. As devastated as I am, I can think of some of the things that you did or said and you make me laugh. Thank you for all that you have done for me my entire life. I will try not to cry too much because you wouldn’t want that. Know that I love you more than I can say. I miss you and I will think of you everyday, as usual. Fly high and give everybody a kiss for me. I know that you will be watching over us. Rest easy. I love you. Ox

  11. James Martin says:

    My wish is that you are resting and at peace after the suffering you endured. Although you will be missed I know you are in a better place. I also hope in life you realized the love and respect(although not always expressed) which was bestowed upon you because it was truly immense. Although I am saying thank you, there truly is no words which would allow me to articulate my gratitude for your 56 years of love and unwavering support no matter what the issue or the need. Please know there will not be a day in this life in which you will not be though of and missed. May you be at eternal rest. Love you always “Mikie” & Donna.

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