Emmons Andrew Martin Jr. – Lincoln County News

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Emmons Andrew Martin Jr., 76, of North Waldoboro, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 25, 2021 surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Jefferson on July 16, 1945, the son of Emons Andrew Martin Sr. and Jennie Catherine (Sprague) Martin.

In 1964 he graduated from Waldoboro High School.

On July 23, 1983, he married his childhood friend and classmate, Maria Gibson Martin, at Orff’s Corner Community Church.

He worked for the State Highway Department of Transportation, Bates Mill, Augusta, Schoppee Ford, Augusta, Peck’s Auto Repair, Jefferson, and retired from Bath Iron Works in 2009 with over 36 years as a shipwright.

He was known to many people as “Brother”. He was loved for his crazy antics and funny jokes. Her most famous was to dress as “Captain Eddie” from the movie Family Jewels. He liked to give telemarketers a hard time over the phone.

His hobbies included restoring vintage cars, building airplanes, having annual barbecues with his family and friends, listening to old movies, watching old movies, cooking, entertaining in his self-built bedroom from years ago. 50 in his house, working in his many gardens and flowers, carving trekking poles and having fun in his garage with his lifelong friends.

He is predeceased by his parents; his great-grandson, Wyatt Andrew Hall; his longtime best friend, Malcolm Peck; his brothers-in-law, Dale Arsenault and Ron Morang; and her special cousin, Leo Gould.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Maria; his children, Emmons Andrew Martin III and his wife, Cindy, of Lisbon, Marcie Lynn Pease and her husband, Cal, of Temple, and Janean Gist, of Windsor; her two sisters, Sally Arsenault and Suzette Morang, of Randolph; and his brother, Charles Martin and his wife, Ann, of Jefferson; her grandchildren, Trista Tracy Foss and her husband, Adam, of Starks; and Kaylee Martin, from Lisbon; several great-grandchildren; several nieces; very special nephew, Scott Carroll and wife, Diane, of North Waldoboro; her very special longtime friend, Ginny Peck, of Jefferson; and his beloved cat, Bozo B.

Special thanks to Dr John Dickens, Lincoln Health Care; Dr. David Benton of New England Cancer Specialists; Dr Neilayan Senyung and Dr Byung Kim, MaineGeneral Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care; Dr Lars Ellison, Pen Bay Oncology; Waldoboro EMS; Sussman Palliative Care Home; and Pastor Bob Bellows of Orff’s Corner Community Church. A special thank you to her niece, Michelle Welch of Augusta, for her end-of-life care.

Arrangements are made with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner. Condolences, memories and photos can be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website familyfirstfuneralhomes.com.

At his request, there will be no funeral service. In the spring there will be a celebration of life which will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Midcoast Humane, 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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