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773 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: 781-893-6260
Fax: 781-893-5965
John Martell

John Francis Martell Sr.

Monday, April 17th, 1933 - Tuesday, December 24th, 2019
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John Francis Martell

Of Waltham, passed away Tuesday morning December 24, 2019 at Newton - Wellesley Hospital at the age of 86.

Born on April 17, 1933 in Cambridge; son of the late Amable and Catherine Martell. John was raised in Cambridge and has been a resident of Waltham for the past 63 years.

John attended Cambridge schools and had been employed as a Machinist with the Polaroid Corporation in Waltham and the B.F. Goodrich Corporation in Watertown.

He proudly served with the United States Army during the Korean War.

In his spare time he enjoyed following all Boston sports teams.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Eleanor J. (Alesse) Martell; his devoted & loving son John F. Martell Jr. of Alabama; and his dear siblings George "Buster" Martell of Methuen; Theresa Fitzgeral of Groveland; and Virginia O'Donnell of Peabody. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

He was predeceased by his beloved and cherished daughter Denise E. Martell; and his caring siblings the late Marie Colosimo, Katherine Cooney, Ann Martell, Joseph Martell and Thomas "Jimmy" Martell.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of John's Life in the Mary Catherine Chapel of the Brasco & Sons Memorial, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, on Monday December 30th at 1:30 p.m. Burial with United States Army Military Honors will follow at Mount Feake Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home on Sunday December 29th from 2 - 5 p.m.

Those who choose may make donations in John's memory to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 29th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    Address
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Monday, December 30th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, December 30th, 2019 1:30pm
    Location
    The Mary Catherine Chapel of Brasco & Sons
    Address
    773 Moody Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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    Officiant
    Rev. Dennis Wheatley, OFM
  • Interment

    Location
    Mount Feake Cemetery
    Address
    203 Prospect Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Dennis Martell

Posted at 01:26pm
So sad to learn of Godfather Uncle John's passing. I'll always remember his wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh.
He will be missed. Much love to Auntie Eleanor and John Jr.
Dennis & Dorothy Martell
Blackwood, Nj
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