Henry C. Martel, 87, husband of Francesca B. (Canejo) Martel of
Grenada Lane, Rochester, NH, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 in
the Hyder Family Hospice House, Dover, NH following his long
Born in Ipswich, February 13, 1925 son of the late Arthur R. and
Stella M. (Trudel) Martel, he attended St. Stanislaus Parochial
School and Ipswich High School.
During World War II he served in the Florida Keys with the U.S.
Coast Guard. Married in 1949, the Martels made their home and
raised their family on Boxford Road in Rowley. During these
years he was employed by the Commonwealth of Mass Department of
Public Works as a truck driver, retiring in 1985
after forty years of service.
He was very athletic and a man of high energy. He was a member
of several local bowling teams, having played on TV show
Candlepins for Cash, and was a captain in both adult amateur
baseball and hockey.
Mr. Martel was a member of the Mass. D.A.V.,
Rowley V.F.W. Post #5707,
Legion Post #462 and
was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Rowley.
In addition to his wife of sixty-four years he is survived by a
son, Michael H. Martel of Schenectady, NY; a daughter, Joanne
Meltzer and her husband Dr. Jack of Marblehead; three
grandchildren, Michael Ciaramitaro of Rochester, NH, Anthony
Ciaramitaro of Gloucester and Maria Teresa Lees of Attleboro;
six great grandchildren, Jasmin, Spencer, Samantha, Peter,
Adeline Mae and Sophia Francesca; a great great grandchild,
Noah; a brother, Francis Martel of Naples, FL and three sisters,
Emma Chumura and Stella Lavalle both of Ipswich and Sister
Angeline Martel of Marlborough.
His funeral service will be held 10 am, Thursday, January 24,
2013 in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street,
Ipswich followed by interment with Military Honors in St.
Mary's Cemetery, North Street, Salem. Family and friends are
Visitation will be Thursday from 8:30 am to time of service.
Memorial contributions in his name may be made payable to the:
Christen Foundation, c/o Hyder Family Hospice House, 285 Country
Farm Rd., Dover, NH 03820.