Mrs. Marie Therese (Girard) Martinez

  • Born: February 7, 1925
  • Died: June 1, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

Marie Therese (Girard) Martinez of Stoneham passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Pilgrim Rehab & Nursing Home in Peabody. She was in her 93rd wonderful year.

Born on February 7, 1925 in Cambridge, Marie was the loving daughter of the late Leonard O. Girard and Margaret B. (Quinn) Girard. Marie was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed.

Marie was a dedicated Secretary for the Emerson School for many years. She loved her family. Spending time with them was first and foremost in her life.

Marie was the beloved wife of the late Robert Allan Martinez. She was the devoted mother of Nancy E. Shapleigh and her husband Neal, Robert A. Martinez Jr. and his wife Judy, Joan M. Martinez, Diane M. Murphy and her husband Warren and Jerry Martinez. The cherished grandmother of Robert Martinez III, Joseph Murphy and his wife Kirby, Erin Shapleigh, Sarah Martinez and Sean Martinez, Marie was the doting great grandmother of Harrison, Alexis, Lyla, Andre, Owen and twins Declan and Jameson. She was the dear sister of the late Bertha Giordano and her surviving husband Joseph, the late Leonard Girard, the late Margaret Drady and her late husband George, the late Anne Doran and her late husband Richard. Marie was also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday, June 5th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Marie's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Sunday, June 4th from 2-6pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in memory of Marie to the Pilgrim Rehab & Nursing Home Resident Activity Fund, 96 Forest St. Peabody, MA 01960.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

To the Martinez family,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Marie was a warm and caring person. She always had a smile and a bright hello.
Many memories of growing up with you all.
May she rest in peace and know she will always be with you.
Patti Mckinnon Alloway

Posted by Patricia McKinnon Alloway - Maynard, MA - Family Friend   June 21, 2017

Dear Martinez Family, It is with great sorrow that I read of the death of your mother, Mrs. Martinez. I went to Emerson School from 1st through 3rd grade. I was incredibly shy and cried everyday in 1st grade. There were many days that I would walk into the office sobbing. Your mother was my lifeline. I clearly remember her giving me a loving hug and reassurance. I'm sure I don't need to tell you what a loving person she was. Peace to you all during this sad time of loss. Marjorie O'Toole-Mahoney

Posted by Marjorie O'Toole-Mahoney    June 09, 2017

Going to Marie and Bobs was heaven for the dolan kids !! Marie was the best and ALWAYS smiling and laughing!! Such a wonderful person she is still with us in our memories of her!! I can only smile now thinking of her!!!!

Posted by ed dolan - keene, NH - Family Friend   June 05, 2017

So sorry you have lost your sweet Marie. I have never forgotten her smile

Posted by Paula Newcomb - Quincy, MA - Family Friend   June 04, 2017

Diane, so sorry for your loss...

Posted by Joe Rolli - Friend   June 04, 2017

Jerry, our sincere condolences to you and your family on your Mom's passing. May she rest in peace. Love to all. Scott, Mary and family.

Posted by scott ronco - north reading, MA - Friend   June 04, 2017

Nancy Erin and to the family may your mom R.I.P. so sorry for your loss

Posted by Violet Shapleigh - Billerica, MA - Family Friend   June 02, 2017