Obituaries » Edward A. Martin
April 3, 2018
Edward A. Martin, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away on April 3, 2018 at Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Rita (Trahan) Martin for 63 years, and a son of the late Edward and Yvonne (Mainville) Martin.
Our beloved patriarch will be missed by his dear sons, Mitchell Martin (Dianne) of Uxbridge, Mass., and Kenneth Martin (Leslie Anderson) of Narragansett. “Pep” was the cherished grandfather of Kristine Beauparlant, Melissa, Andre and Michelle Martin, and adoring great-grandfather of Emily and Hailey Beauparlant and Sarah Martin. He also leaves two brothers, Raymond Martin of Bellingham, Mass., and Edgar Martin of Florida. He was the father-in-law of the late Dorothea (KnustGraichen) Martin.
Before retiring, Ed was a locksmith and general mechanic at The Miriam Hospital. He was a life member of the VFW Post Blackstone, Woonsocket FOPA, Woonsocket Franco-American Club and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting, collecting antiques, gardening, and watching the History channel. A U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany, he especially loved his American flag and all things military. Ed was both a gentleman and a gentle man.
A funeral service with military honors will be held on Monday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m. at RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail, Exeter.