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“I was so sorry to hear of Marcia's passing, We worked together many years ago, I remember playing many, many games of scrabble at her cozy home and...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Mogaavero - Melrose, MA

“Dave and family,We are deeply sorry. Our thoughts are with you during this time and we pray that your memories can provide you some peace as you try...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Cate & Brian Sprague - NH

“Such a bright, shining light in the lives of all who had the great fortune of knowing her. Lois and family, please take comfort in knowing she is in...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Maureen Barry - MELROSE, MA

“i will miss her nice lady from Bible study and as a Cub Scout , she was a Den mother!! ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Andrew Mclain - Melrose, MA

“She was a lovely lady with a great sense of humor. It was always such a pleasure to chat with her when I stopped by to visit Lois. She had many...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Perlstein - Stoneham, MA

“A lot of Melrose just lost a second mother. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: David Jones - Rapid City, SD

“Mrs. Martin,I never saw this lady without her beautiful smile. She was the Cub Scout leader for all my brothers. Just a lovely sweet lady.My deepest...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Pam Constantino Wilson - LYNN

“My sympathies to Marcia's family. Sitting next to her at church, I'd notice that she'd be particularly full of smiles when she was anticipating a...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Edwards

“So sorry of the passing of your mom i met her when i did my laundry at clean and brite such a nice women she will be missed thoughts and prayers with...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Graham - MELROSE, MA

“Our condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Grazko - Redmond, WA - Friend


Marcia E. Martin, of Melrose, died December 14, 2019 at the age of 83. She was born in Winchester, MA on June 19, 1936, to William E. and Margaret (deGruchy) Easson. Predeceased by her husband of 48 years, David J. Martin, Jr., and her son William B. Martin.

Mrs. Martin lived her entire life in Melrose, graduating from Melrose High School in 1954. She worked as a Nurse's Aid in nursing homes as well as providing at home care. Marcia was active in the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, which she joined in 1951, and stayed faithful until the day she died. She was a Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout commissioner, Red Cross CPR instructor, and active in local politics. Marcia loved the ocean and sailing, knitting, reading, and the Red Sox. Most importantly, she loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Marcia was the mother of Lois Martin of Melrose, David W. Martin & his wife Elizabeth of Londonderry, NH, Susan Gilman & her husband Christopher of Hudson, NH, and the late William B. Martin. Grandmother and step grandmother of Rachel Connell & her husband Timothy, John Surette, Sydney and Jonathan Martin, and Nicolas, Jonathan, and Kimberly Gilman. Great-grandmother and step great-grandmother of Lilah and Scarlett Connell, Sora DeGray, and Emerson, Lenore, and Graham Gilman.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin St., Melrose. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. Relatives & friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church.