Gertrude Martin, 82


Gertrude Martin, 82Shrewsbury – Gertrude Martin, 82, died Sunday evening, Jan. 15, 2012 in her home. Her husband, De, passed away in July 2011.

She is survived by her children, Jo-Ann Gianiny of Florida, Demy of Weston, Joe of Sandwich, and Ed of North Carolina. Her legacy includes 10 grandchildren, Beth Gianiny of Florida; Brad Gianiny of New York; Lauren, Matt and Tyler Martin of Weston; Jake and Nikki Martin of Sandwich; and Katie, Shannon and Jay Martin of North Carolina. Her sister, Betty Provost, lives in Millbury. Her sister, Mary Casavant, and her brothers Joseph Jr. and Albert, predeceased her.

Born in Worcester, the daughter of Joseph and Mary McGuinn) Londergan, she attended school in Worcester, marrying De in 1952. They settled in Grafton and then Shrewsbury in 1956.

Proud of their home and family they raised there, Mrs. Martin always said her desire was to spend her life and pass away in the home. With the help of family and friends, she was able to do exactly that.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate her life with the family Friday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, 648 Main St., Shrewsbury. A funeral Mass will then be held at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 640 Main St. Shrewsbury. Following cremation, burial will be private.


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