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John A. Martin

Obituary for John A. Martin

March 28, 1941 - October 1, 2018
Rockland, Massachusetts | Age 77


John A. Martin, 77 of Rockland passed away on October 1, 2018 at Boston Medical Center Hospital. Beloved husband for 58 years to Barbara A. (Blake) Martin. He was born on March 28, 1941 in Bay City, MI to the late John C. and Wilhelmina "Minnie" (Schmidt) Martin. John was raised and educated in Bay City, MI and a member of the Handy High Class of 1959. John focused his studies as a criminal justice and history major and graduated from Boston State College in 1972.

John was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and spent 25 years working as an MDC Police Officer and later a trooper with the Massachusetts State Police. He was a member of the Abington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5737 where he served as the past Commander, Past District (12) Commander and the Massachusetts Department Commander. John was a national VFW Council Member, a member of the American Legion Louis Dorsey Post and a retired member of the Metropolitan Police Association.

Mr. Martin enjoyed spending his time playing golf and researching genealogy. There was nothing John loved more than spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with his wife Barbara, John was the father of John A. Martin and his wife Tracy of Easton, Michael A. Martin of KY, Eric L. Martin of KY, Brian J. Martin and his wife Susan of Rockland, Matthew E. Martin and his wife Lisa of Rockland and Maura A. Martin of Rockland. He was the brother of the late Jeannine Wiley, Sally Sauter, and grandfather to Brian J. Martin Jr. John is survived by twenty one grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate his life on Friday October 5, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union Street Rockland, MA 02370. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday October 6, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Abington

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135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
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