Westbrook, ME – Edward J. Martin, 74, of Westbrook, passed away at his home, on Friday, November 18, 2016 after a long battle with COPD. He was the husband of the late Kathryn (Davis) Martin, who died on December 5, 2006.
He was born on March 17, 1942 in Portsmouth, NH son of the late James & Elizabeth (Green) Martin. He grew up in South Portland, ME, attending local area schools and graduated from South Portland High School. He joined the Navy in 1963 and served for 4 years.
Edward was a delivery driver for Oakhurst, where he met his wife, and later for Lepage Bakeries until retiring due to health reason. He enjoyed everything that had to do with Trains, from models to the real thing, including being a member of Maine Narrow Gage Railroad. He would spend every Sunday afternoon down at the Narrow Gage punching tickets on the train rides until his health declined. He was a long-time member of Central Square Baptist Church in Portland. He had a strong bond with his 2 cats Rusty and Oreo. During baseball or football seasons the Red Sox game or the Patriot's game would always be on the television.
He is survived by his daughter Christine M. Heavel and her husband Ernest “Lee” and his grandson Keith Heavel, all of Westbrook.
The family would like to send out a very special thank you to all the VNA workers who helped them over the past months and especially the last few weeks. Ed really enjoyed all the visits, and they made this very difficult time a little easier with all the support they got from the VNA.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Deering Center Community Church, 4 Brentwood Street, Portland. His interment will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.