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Fernand B. Martin (1924 – 2016)

GRAND ISLE, Maine — Fernand B. Martin, Sr., 92, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home.

GRAND ISLE, Maine – Fernand B. Martin, Sr., 92, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home. He was born in St. David on March 16, 1924, son of the late Gilbert and Rose (Ouellette) Martin.

Fernand was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He worked at Fraser Paper for 37 years until his retirement in 1986. Following the death of Rina’s parents at a very early age, Fernand and Rina reared Rina’s youngest brothers, Martin and Harold Cote.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Rina (Cote) Martin of Grand Isle; seven children, Diane Descoteaux and her husband, Jules of Ontario, Arlene Ouellette and her husband, Jim of Florida, Fernand Daniel Martin, Jr. and his wife, Eileen Chasse of Quebec, Jackie Labbe of Van Buren, Gene Martin and his wife, Sandra of Madawaska, Raymond Martin and his wife, Lisa of St. David, and Gail Brier and her husband, Manny of New Hampshire; 14 grandchildren, Stacey, Jason, Joy, Natalie, Justin, Amber, Shannon, Aubrey, Elise, Jesse, Lindsey, Kara, Jonathan, and Hailey; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fernande Dube  of Madawaska and Claire Pelletier of Conn.; three brothers, Gerard Martin of Conn., Armand Martin of Madawaska, and Norman Martin of St. David; and many nieces and nephews.

Fernand was predeceased by two sisters, Theresa and Carmen; and one brother, Richard.

A Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the St. Gerard Church with Pastor Herb Desjardins officiating. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 17 at Lajoie Funeral Home. Interment will be held immediately at the St. Gerard Cemetery in Grand Isle.

For online condolences, please visit www.lajoiefuenralhome.com


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