Margaret L. "Maggie" Martin Print E-mail
Margaret L “Maggie” Martin

Beloved mother, sister-in-law, aunt and friend


Margaret L. “Maggie” Martin, 80, of Lowell died Tuesday, March 2 at Lowell General Hospital. She was the beloved wife of 48 years to Lawrence R. “Larry” Martin who passed away in 2015.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, February 24, 1941, She was the daughter of the late Henry and the late Helen (O’Flaherty) Brennan. She was an only child.

Maggie attended the Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro where she was known for getting kicked out of Glee Club with her friend Ann Marie Hurley. She completed her bachelors degree in Psychology at Marrymount College and later went on to receive her MBA from Lesley University.

Maggie devoted most of her professional career to the research and treatment of cancer. She held many positions throughout the years including Biostatistician at Faulkner Hospital and Director of the Cancer Treatment Centers at Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Saints Memorial Hospital. She maintained her certification as a Tumor Registrar throughout her life and enjoyed getting calls for job offers for this coveted skill even in her 70s.

After her so-called retirement, Maggie took a part-time role working for D’Youville Senior Care doing public relations and events. She brought her signature dedication to this role as well. She continued this work as a volunteer and had just completed planning their latest public access television show when she passed.

Although Maggie came from a small family herself, she embraced the Martin/Sayer clan with open arms. She started the tradition of hosting the entire family for Thanksgiving dinner (40+ people) and loved nothing more than having a house full of family and a table full of food. Maggie was known for her amazing chocolate chip cookies that no one else in the family has been able to replicate. She was also an avid dog lover and her chocolate lab, Ashley was her favorite companion.

Maggie is survived by two daughters Connie Martin and Leslie Martin and her husband Matthew Fleming all of Lowell; a sister-in-law Mary Sayer of Lowell; and a sister-in-law Ruth Martin of Hudson, NH. She was a favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews. She will also be mourned by the Hurley/Waddell family and most especially by Ann Marie Hurley, her lifelong friend.

The family held a private ceremony on Tuesday, March 9th. E-condolences at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Maggie’s name to D’Youville Senior Care, 981 Varnum Ave., Lowell, MA 01854. Arrangements by the O'DONNELL FUNERAL HOME - LOWELL - MA (978) 458-8768.

Condolences (8)
  • Tina Coulouras and Carleen Gav  - Deepest Condolences
    Dear Connie and Lesley, We deeply regret learning of the loss of your Dear Mom. Please know your Family are in our thoughts and hearts at this very sad time. 'Faith does not make things easy, it makes them possible.' Luke 1:37 Tina Coulouras and Mom Carleen Gavin
  • Maureen (Laferriere) Soucy
    Connie and Leslie Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. She was truly an amazing woman.
  • Sr. Pauline Leblanc  - Member of D'Youville Board of Trustees
    So sorry to learn of Maggie's sudden passing. She will be sorely missed here at d'Youville. She had started a Volunteer Knitting Group to make hats and mittens for needy children back in 2014. Although fewer in number, the group still continues and on the date of her funeral, we counted exactly 2021 sets that had been donated. More will continue in a tribute to Maggie. May she rest in the peace of a loving God.
  • Jim & Eileen Haley
    My condolences to the Martin family, Connie & Leslie and friends. She will be missed by all who knew her. She was a wonderful woman!
  • Naomi Prendergast  - Colleague and friend
    Maggie’s passing is such a loss for our community! I will never forget her passion for learning, and ability to bring forward new ideas and ways of thinking. We were honored to have her as a member of the “D’Youville Family.” She will be missed.
  • Janet Leggat  - So sorry
    I met Mrs. Martin at many charity events in the city. She was a lovely woman and will be missed.
  • Edward Caulfield  - Friend
    Our Thoughts And Prayers Are With Margaret And The Entire Martin Family. May The Good Lord Hold Margaret In The Palm Of His Hand, And May Her Memory Be Eternal The Caulfield Family.
  • Angela Callahan
    My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved mom. She was a remarkable person who I truly admired. She was so kind to me and was always there to support me and many others. She will be sincerely missed by the community that she served. May her memory be eternal,
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