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William B. "Bill" Martin
  • Melrose Highland Congregational Church Remembrance Fund
    355 Franklin St.
    Melrose, MA 02176

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“Marcia,I was so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have wonderful memories of him singing at MHCC and taking photos at the holiday fairs. I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: De Keimach - North Reading, MA

“I am so very sorry for the loss of Bill. We were neighbors of the Martins and such a loving family. God Bless you all at this very sad time. Prayers...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Fresco - Melrose - Neighbor

“We are deeply sorry for your loss.Love,Janet and John ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Janet Ghattas - Cambridge, MA

“I met Will through a creative writing website and I have been fortunate to count him as a friend for the better part of 7 years. I was very sad to...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Catherine Monaghan - Friend

“Dear Marsha & Family,Sorry to hear about Bill.I'll miss talking to him on the front porch. He will be missed. My condolences and prayers are with you...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Mildred Tobey - Melrose, MA

“We are very saddened to learn of Bill's passing. As a Pratt Street neighbor of nearly 30 years, we remember Bill as a great guy, a kind and caring...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: constance emmett - hawley, MA

“I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. Numerous fond memories growing up on Pratt Street with Bill as my neighbor and friend. Please accept my...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: William Tobey - Lowell, MA

“Bill and I took drum lessons together in 8th grade and remained friends throughout high school. He was a great guy and I miss him. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Chris Hardy - Augusta, GA

“I went to school with Bill's sister, Susan. (I was Susan Cravo back then.) I remember having seen Bill a few times. He was a nice man, and I am...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Susan Budd - Louisville, KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. Although I havent seen BIlly in many years, he is someone I always remembered. We were in Chorus together and he was...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Kimberly Martin - salem, NH

“Go with God Bill, you will be in our prayers. Had I not been living on the west coast, or have been a better communicator, I think we would have...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Richard Haskell - North Bend, OR

“David and Family,I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear brother Bill. I remember him as a great singer from MHS Chorus. I also remember...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Pankratz - Billerica, MA

“Sincere condolences to the Martin family from your cousins on the Botts & Martin sides in Prince Edward Island, Canada. I used to email back and...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Edna Cudmore - Family Friend

“So very sad to hear of Bill's passing. His is truly a life lost too soon. Many memories but they can all be summed up with; what a great guy and...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Adams - La Jolla, CA

“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 »
15 of 15 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

William B. "Bill" Martin, of Melrose, died at home on Nov. 30, 2016 at the age of 52. Bill was born in Stoneham, raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1982. He was a lifelong Melrose resident and worked as a Computer Trainer for several years at Americorps & he also volunteered for the Red Cross for over 20 years. Bill was very active at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church in Melrose and was in the church choir. He enjoyed camping in Bartlett, NH, singing, fishing, Storyland, joking around and going to the library. Bill's family was the most important part of his life. He was the loving son of Marcia E. (Easson) & the late David J. Martin, Jr of Melrose. Caring brother of Lois A. Martin of Melrose, David W. Martin & his wife Betsy and Susan E. Gilman & her husband Chris, all of New Hampshire. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and 1 grand niece. Visiting hours will be held at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176 on Wednesday, Dec. 7th from 10-11AM, followed by a funeral service at 11AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill's name to the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church Remembrance Fund, 355 Franklin St., Melrose, MA 02176.