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“Gloria, Grace, Butch, and Dennis - so sorry about the loss of your dad. We lived across the street from you for many years. I remember him as a kind...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Evelyn (Emerson) Sweeney - Dalton, NH

“Grace & FamilySo sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Danny & Melinda Furdon ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Danny & Melinda Furdon - NH

“Doug was a true gentleman and a wonderful person.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Martell Family. Rest in peace, Respectfully, Mrs. Paul...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Sheila Tighe - Melrose, MA

“Our sincere sympathy to all the members of the Martell and Rossini families. Grace, we remember your dad's visits to Red Gate. This is not an easy...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy & Jim Fay - Barnegate, NJ

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: George Franklin - Tewksbury, MA

“Dear Cora, Butch, Gloria, Grace and Dennis words cannot describe how sorry Jean and I are for your loss. Jean and I have many fond memories from...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joe & Jean Gamerl - Bellevue, NE

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Douglas Stratton Martell passed to his eternal rest on August 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born on December 4, 1941 to Douglas and Helen (Stratton) Martell. He was born in Cambridge, raised in Winchester, and graduated from St. Clement High School, West Somerville, MA in 1959. He attended Merrimack College before enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. Doug served his country with pride during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Batanes, Philippines where he met the love of his life, Corazon. They were happily married for almost 54 years. Doug's business in the Philippines afforded them the opportunity to live on several islands in the Philippines until they relocated to the United States in 1969 with his young family. He retired from Honeywell after 20 years of service and then worked as an accounting professional with Hyatt Corporation until he fully retired in 2004. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, returning to the Philippines as often as they could, driving across the country many times, accompanied by his children on a few occasions, as well as traveled to see his children when they were living outside of New England. He enjoyed watching sports whether it was one of his New England sports teams or watching any of his grandchildren play sports. His love for his family always came first and he would be there when they needed him. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him, especially the family he adored. Doug was the beloved husband of 54 years to Corazon "Cora" (Arca) Martell. Loving father of Gloria Sherman & her husband Charles of Genoa, NY, Douglas Martell & his wife Susie of Palm Harbor, FL, Grace Rossino & her husband Joe of ... READ MORE →