Manville – John D. Martin, 73, of Old River Road, died of multiple myeloma Monday, June 22, 2020 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Beverly “Jane” (Guay) Martin, without whose love and encouragement, he wanted it said, he would not have graduated from URI and Bryant College with an eventual master’s degree. Mr. & Mrs. Martin had been married for forty-six years.
Born in Central Falls, a son of the late Joseph F. and Eunice E. (Andrew) Martin, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln and attended St. Raphael’s Academy.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he served aboard the U.S.S. America (CVA-66) during the Vietnam War. Mr. Martin later worked as an accountant for several manufacturing companies before retiring.
He enjoyed taking road trips across the country, particularly to Civil War and American Revolution sites, and was a history buff. For many years he volunteered to clean up and maintain the historical cemeteries in the Town of Lincoln.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Laura Jane Martin, and her husband Ezra D. Feldman, of Bennington, Vermont; one son, Thomas J. Martin, and his wife Baylie (Cowart) Martin, of Keene, New Hampshire; three brothers, Robert F. Martin of Tolland, Connecticut, Richard Martin of Eastham, Massachusetts, and Ronald J. Martin of Wakefield, Rhode Island; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be private. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory to HealthWellFoundation (healthwellfoundation.org) or the Myeloma Foundation (myeloma.org) would be appreciated. For online guest book, please visit www.bellowsfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements with Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln.
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