Monica (Dunn) Marti, 90, of Warwick, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Harold L. Marti. Born in her house on Althea St. in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Shackleton) Dunn and sister to the late Dorothy (Dunn) Fishburn. After attending St. Mary’s and the Assumption Schools, she graduated from Central High School in 1942. During WW II, she studied aviation and was a proud member of the Enemy Spotter Club. Monica later worked as a meter reader and book keeper for the Narragansett Electric Co. for 11 years. During her youth, she enjoyed outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing. On one such ski club trip she met and fell in love with Harold Marti, whom she would later marry and enjoy therewith 45 happy years together. He introduced her to the love of sailing and camping at their favorite spot in Maine on Little River, which they eventually shared with their three daughters: Karen, Linda, and Janet. Monica was a devoted mother and once her children were well on their way, she pursued a degree in Library Science. Among her other passions were classical music, reading historical fiction, knitting, and gardening. She was an accomplished painter and seamstress, making clothes for her family. She loved animals and trained alongside her daughter, Linda, to become a Roger Williams Park Zoo docent, bringing joy to children by educating them with new and interesting animals. Monica was an especially fine cook and leaves, among other things, a legacy of treasured recipes. She will be sadly missed by her youngest surviving daughter, Janet (Marti) Clark and son-in-law, Allan, as well as her greatest pride and joy, her grandchildren, Benjamin and Sarah. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5:00-7:00pm in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Ave. Cranston. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Church-Fair St. in Warwick, followed by burial at Pawtuxet Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations in Monica’s memory may be made to Reach Out and Read.
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William "WEB" Byrnes - 10/23/2014
Sorry for you lost.
Judy, Zoe and Jon - 10/23/2014
Janet, Allan, Ben and Sarah:
She loved you very much. Your entire family is a tribute to her.
Donna Marie Dunn - 10/24/2014
Aunt Monica i wil miss you dearly. i will always remember how much you loved me and my brother. Every new years i long for the taste of your potatoe salad and the wonderful family get togethers for my birthday. Janet.Allen.Ben and Sarah. your cousin loves you and feels so sorry for your loss.I have an ache in my heart . I will have the loving memories for the rest of my life. i hope both our parents are sailing together in heaven. All my love. Donna.