Julius Martin

Apr 03, 2012

After enjoying a few Red Sox games with his beloved son in Fort Myers, Florida, Julius Martin of Franklin suddenly passed on March 26 following complications from an acute stroke.

Born in New Bedford, Martin is the son of the late Julius L. Martin and Eugenia (Souza) Martin. He lived in Marion, graduating from Wareham High School and Chamberlain Junior College in Boston.

In departing, he leaves a loving family, which includes his beloved partner of 33 years, Kathe Gookin and his loving sister, Lorraine Rogina of Marion.

In union with deceased wife, Marilyn Martin, he is survived and cherished by their children Cory Sr. and wife Selene; Wendy and husband John Tracey; and Kimberly and husband Jeffrey. He will be forever treasured by his loving grandchildren, Cory Jr., Jillian, Kyle, Robin Lyn, his great-grandson, Alexander and numerous other relatives and countless friends.

Julius, also known as Marty or Jules, lived a wonderful life full of adventure surrounded by those who loved him dearly. He was an amazing father and friend. Family was his first love.

As a young dad he coached his son's baseball team, proudly attended his daughters' dance recitals and explored countless campgrounds with his family. An avid sports spectator, he loved attending Red Sox and Patriots games and competitively discussed game strategy with his son Cory, grandsons Cory Jr. and Kyle, and daughter Kimberly.

Throughout the years he was fortunate to travel around the globe with his beloved partner Kathe. Together they traveled the skies of Africa in a hot air balloon, rode the canals of Venice in a gondola, and cruised the Canary Islands. Julius was a lover of all things and loved by all. Words cannot possibly express how much he will be missed.

To celebrate his life, his Funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at Saint Rita's Church, 113 Front Street, Marion. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Marion. Visiting hours will be on Friday, April 6 from 4-8 p.m. at Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Road, Route 6, Mattapoisett. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.saundersdwyer.com.

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