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Richard J. Martin

April 14, 2022


Richard J. Martin of Taunton MA. Passed away on April 14, 2022 at the age of 85 after a brief illness. Richard was born and raised in Taunton and married in 1957 to the lovely Margaret “Peg” Martin who preceded him in death .  They were married  for over 50 years. He leaves behind his three orphans, Karen Wrigley, her husband Craig, Nancy Santos , her husband Gary, and Judy Sherman to include her ex-husband Kevin, along with seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  

Richard was a proud member of Local Four and helped build many of the roads throughout southeastern New England. He was an avid reader, family Fact Man and loved playing cards. He was a passionate golfer, had 3 hole in one’s with bragging rights that his son in laws had none. Richard was also a talented bowler boasting six 300 games, again, family members none.  To say he was competitive is an 

understatement, he would crush you with a twinkle in his eye and a sly grin. Tough New England winters brought out the hero in him. He would spend many hours outdoors , snow blower in hand, generously clearing neighbors driveways while accepting a warm banana bread or two for his kindness. He was an incredibly spirited human, larger than life with a booming voice that could still make three grown daughters stop dead in their tracks. 

He is loved, he will be missed and surely be remembered by everyone with a story or two.

Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours for Richard on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 8 am to 10 am at the Crapo Hathaway Funeral Home 350 Somerset Ave Taunton, MA 02780.  Immediately following a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in the Annunciation of the Lord Catholic Church 31 1st Street, Taunton, MA 02780 Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery


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Calling Hours
April 22, 2022

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA 02780

Mass of Christian Burial
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
Annunciation of the Lord Church
31 1st Street
Taunton, MA 02718

April 22, 2022

St. Joseph Cemetery
475 East Britannia Street
Taunton, MA 02780

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