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Alfred E. Martino

Beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather; brother and friend;


Alfred E. Martino, 96, a longtime resident of Watertown, MA and most recently of Mashpee, MA and North Chelmsford, MA passed away on Sunday, April 11th at Lowell General Hospital.

He was the loving husband of the late Eleanor H. (Garafalo) Martino who passed away on April 25, 2013.

Born in Watertown, MA, the son of the late Pasquale and the late Maria S. (Caruso) Martino, he attended Watertown schools and was a graduate of Watertown High School. He went on to Northeastern University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. In addition, he attended the Mass College of Art.

A veteran of World War II, Alfred proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy

Prior to his retirement, he was a U.S.D.A. Inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 30 years.

Alfred is survived by his five children, Geraldine Martino-Stark and her husband Dick Stark of Ormond Beach, FL, Christine McPartland and her husband Dr. Kenneth McPartland of Westford, MA, Diane Souza and her husband John P. Souza, Jr. of Orient, OH, Frank Martino and his wife Kristi of Rowley, MA and Eleanor Willis of Chatham, MA.

Alfred was a loving grandfather to his thirteen grandchildren, Amy Kennedy, Danielle Edmondson, Michael Willis, John P. Souza III, Jessica Oxnard, Dr. Brian McPartland, Jaclyn Garcia, Jacqueline Biddle, Elizabeth Coleman, Frank Martino, Jr., Colin Souza, Emmalee Lally and Connor Souza, and 23 great grandchildren. Alfred is also survived by a brother Vincent Martino and his wife Mary of Watertown, MA.

He was also predeceased by his siblings Angelina Silvaggi, Anthony Martino, Joseph Martino, Gus Martino and Caroline Vano.

Due to Covid gathering concerns, all Funeral Services were held privately for the family. E-condolences at In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions in his memory to  Disabled American Veterans, State House, Room 546, Boston, MA 02133. Arrangements by the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME – LOWELL – MA – (978) 458-8768.

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  • Lou Andrews  - I remember Uncle Fred.
    I remember Uncle Fred. I will always remember Uncle Fred as a kind and generous man. I remember when he owned a grocery store on Main Street in Watertown. Half the store was a butcher shop that sold meats, fruit and vegetables. The other half was run by a storekeeper who sold can goods, breads, etc. I remember this because I “worked” there. If you could call it work. The first time I went to “work” I couldn’t have been more than 6 or 7. I think we lived next door to the store at the time. My parents were going somewhere – I didn’t know where. They dropped me off at Uncle Fred’s store. I got immediately to work by rearrange boxes around in the storeroom in back of the meat counter. I climbed into more than I rearranged. Lots of fun. After a few hours my parents came by to take me home. As I waited at the door for my parents, Uncle Fred handed me a quarter for my “work”. Big bucks at the time! Much to my despair, my mother saw this and made me give it back. Perhaps that’s why I remember this so clearly Big bucks and candy it would buy down the drain. That was only the first time I visited the store. Uncle Fred was always inviting. In the 1950’s stores were a lot different. It was not unusual to see flypaper hanging here and there. Our cousin Frank and I were available on many occasions to help get rid of the critters. How we did it – I won’t say. As I got older, I would bicycle from my home in Newton Upper Falls to Watertown, always stopping off at Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Fred’s home on Myrtle Street on the way to grandma’s on Linden Street. I always felt welcome. I am sorry for you loss. Lou Andrews p.s When I got confirmed I had to choose a name – it was Alfred.
  • Ann and Michael Bevilacqua  - Our sincere condolences
    Dear Chris, Ken and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Ann and Michael Bevilacqua
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