Edward C Martin Sr, 76 of Pembroke passed away peacefully on Thursday February 7, 2019 surrounded by his family after a long illness.
He was a devoted family man and is survived by his loving wife Karen (Gilbert) Martin of over 54 years and devoted father of Edward Jr and his wife Deborah, Kenneth and his wife Maria and daughter Maryann. Cherished grandfather of Ryan, Michael, Angeline, Alex, JR and Wendy and great grandchildren Madison and Charlie. Loving brother of Alyce Hoofman, Kenneth Wilson, the late Robert Wilson, Donald Wilson and Judy Kelley.
He grew up in Revere, MA and was the oldest son of late Al and Norma Wilson. He is also survived his brothers in law Carey Gilbert, Andrew Gilbert and Richard Gilbert and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a US Army Veteran and Drill Instructor in the US Army Reserve. He called Pembroke MA his home for over 25 years, coached Pembroke Youth Softball and loved to watch his grandchildren on the playing fields of Pembroke. He was a life long Red Sox fan who watched almost every game each season. He suffered thru some bad teams and bad luck over his 76 years but was rewarded for his patience by being able to see the Red Sox win 4 World Series Championships.
Calling hours will be on Saturday February 16 from 10AM -1PM at the Shepherd Funeral Home 7 Mattakeesett St. (Rte 14) Pembroke, MA.