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