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Official Obituary of

Manuel R. Martins

December 21, 1933 ~ August 26, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Manuel Martins Obituary

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     Manuel "Manny" Martins, 89 of Shandaken died Saturday August 26, 2023 at his residence.  He was born December 21, 1933 in New Bedford, MA son of the late Antonio and Mary Rocha Martins.  He lived in the Catskill area for the past 45 years. Manny enjoyed his seafood festivals at the Jersey shore, the Midway on the Boardwalk with sausage peppers and onions, KFC and Popeye chicken challenge, Hanks Franks hot dogs and yes he enjoyed his food as long as it was no frills. He was an owner operator trucker going across the country and went through almost every state while doing so. He loved the freedom of driving and nothing made him happier than seeing his son and grandson take after him in the family business.  He was a big Elvis fan and loved dancing (when he had two legs) and boy could he dance.  Manny was a big sports fan and actually was offered a draft by the Chicago White Sox out of high school but turned it down to serve the country from 1952 - 1956 in the US Navy.

     Surviving are his wife Waneitta Billadeau Martins, children: Janine Martins Shannon, Debra, Donna, Brenda, Rolland Billadeau, and Bonnie Ford.  Ten grand children and 8 great grandchildren also survive.  He was predeceased by his son Brian, and brother Jack.

     A Service to Celebrate the Life of Manny will be held on Thursday at 11am at the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.  Burial in the Hudler Cemetery Rt. 28 Mt. Tremper. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 5-7pm at the E.  B.  Gormley Funeral Home. You may share a special memory, photo, or condolence with the family on Manny's Tribute Wall at www.gormleyfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
August 30, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Visitation
Wednesday
August 30, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

Celebration of Life
Thursday
August 31, 2023

11:00 AM
E. B. Gormley Funeral Home
87 Main Street P.O.Box 97
Phoenicia, NY 12464

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