Patrick J. Martin of Brewster, NY, passed away Monday May 7, 2018 in Poughkeepsie, NY, with his family at his side at the age of 88.
He was born December 4, 1929 in Galway, Ireland, son of the late John and Mary Kate (Kearney) Martin. He came to the United States in 1948 and settled in Bronx, NY. On June 10, 1951 he married Nora Mehan in Bronx, NY, then served with the United States Army during the Korean War. In 1969 they moved to Brewster, NY. Mr. Martin worked for NY Telephone in NY, NY for 30 years retiring in 1990. He was a member of St. Lawrence O’Toole Church, VFW Post 672 and the American Legion Post all in Brewster, NY and was a member of the Forty and Eight in Putnam County.
Besides his wife Nora of Brewster, NY, he is survived by his sons John Martin of Patterson, NY, Thomas Martin of Cary, NC; daughters Christine Cecere of Brewster, NY, Kathleen Farrell of Brewster, NY and Bernadette Fanuele of Pawling, NY; brothers John Martin of Galway Ireland, Leo Martin of Midland Park, NJ, Michael Martin of Northvale, NJ and seventeen grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son Patrick Martin.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday May 10, 2018 at St. Lawrence O’Toole Church in Brewster, NY, followed by the interment in St. Lawrence O’Toole Cemetery in Brewster. Calling hours will be held at Beecher Funeral Home, 1 Putnam Avenue, Brewster, NY, Wednesday May 9, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association.