Joseph “Joe” M. Martins, 74, of Swanzey and formerly a long-time resident of Swansea, Massachusetts died on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He passed peacefully with the love of family near after a period of declining health.
Joseph was born the son of the late Mary (Costa) and Joseph Martins on November 14, 1945, in Fall River, Massachusetts. He was educated in Fall River and graduated from Durfee High School class of 1963.
On December 14, 1981, he exchanged vows with Patricia Thayer in Fall River, MA. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance. The Martins’ have been married for thirty-eight years.
Joe always worked as a truck driver in the manufacturing industry. Prior to retirement, he worked at Andy Rapids Transportation in Fall River for several years.
Mr. Martins is survived by his wife, Patricia Martins of Swanzey. His six children; Joseph M. Martins of Milford, Richard A. Martins of Fall River, MA. Paul Audette of S.C. Henry Audette of Raynham, MA. Donna J. Moore and her husband, Raymond of Williamsburg, VA. and Marie A. Hughes and her husband, Peter of Richmond. Joe is also survived by twelve grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, cousins, extended family, and friends.
In keeping with Joe’s wishes, there are no calling hours. A private celebration of Joe’s life was held with immediate family members. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Home and Crematories, 46 South Winchester St. Swanzey, NH. 03446. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com