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Mary E. (Barbarosa) Martin

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere for Mary E. (Barbarosa) Martin, who passed on Friday, November 9th at the Don Orione Nursing Home in East Boston following a long illness, at 93 years.  The funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 14th from the funeral home at 10 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service in the Funeral Home at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Mrs. Martin was born & raised in East Boston, & was a 1936 alumna of East Boston High School.  She had a long & varied career with SS Pierce & Co. of Boston, one of Boston’s Premier Grocery & Produce Suppliers.  Mrs. Martin retired following a 25 year career as a Manager & Supervisor.  She lived in East Boston all of her life until June of 1979, when she & her husband, the late William H. Martin, Jr. returned to Ohio, Mr. Martin’s home.  He died in Ohio in 1994 & Mary remained there until 2001, when she returned to Massachusetts, settling in Winthrop.  She is the Devoted Mother of Susan A. Winn & her husband Joseph M. Winn of East Boston, & the late William H. Martin, III, who died in June of 1978.  She is the Adored Grandmother of: Melissa J. Fortune & her husband David of Amesbury, MA, Lynn M. Orlando & her partner Lawrence Nestor of Danvers, Janice L. Moreth & her husband Craig E. Russell of Winthrop, & William M. Winn & his companion Annie Quinlan of East Boston.  She is the  beloved great-grandmother of: Kristina M. Stoico & her fiance Adam Veinott of West Boylston, MA, Michael K. Slattery of Nottingham, NH, Briana L. Ferullo of Amesbury, MA, Collin M. Lewis of Winthrop, Joseph W. & Leah A. Winn, both of East Boston.  Also lovingly survived by her Great-Great-Grandson, Luke M. Oberlin, many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  She was the Dear Sister of the Late: Celia D’Christoforo, Delphine Barannco, Evelyn Hembrough, Theodore, Leo, Raymond, Louis & John Barbarosa.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.


Visiting Hours

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home.


Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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  1. william winn
    Mar 25 2013

    I miss you nan and loveyou

  2. Donna Fortune
    Nov 14 2012

    I Am Thinking Of You In This Time Of Sorrow. Knowing Nan Will Always Be In You Hearts Help You Thru This Sorrow Prayers And Hugs

  3. Susan Mitchell
    Nov 13 2012

    So sorry to hear that Mary had passed. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed. She was very fortunate to have all the love that you have all given her over the years. I am thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Susan Mitchell

  4. Diane and Dave Smith
    Nov 12 2012

    Melissa and family,

    We are thinking of you during this time of sorrow. May your memories of all the wonderful times with Nan sustain you and help to heal your pain. She will forever be in your hearts.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are always here for you.

    Diane and Dave

  5. Scott and Pamela Beliveau
    Nov 11 2012

    Our prayers are with you all.

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