Leroy F. "Buddy" Martin
77, of Apple House Drive in Cranston died peacefully Tuesday March 26, 2019 at Riverview Healthcare surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Frances M. (Velino) Martin for 55 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Henry and Ethel (Barton) Martin and was a Cranston Firefighter for 32 years, retiring as Deputy Chief. Buddy received his Associate’s Degree from CCRI in Fire Science and was an Army Veteran who served in the Airborne Division as a paratrooper. Buddy was a member of the Cranston Permanent Firefighter’s Relief Association and the Elks Lodge #1697 West Warwick. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and could always be counted on when others were in need.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children Justine M. Brady and husband John of Charlestown, and Steven M. Martin and wife Christy of Coventry. He also leaves behind 6 grandchildren; Jamie, Steven Jr., Matthew, Michaela, Tyler and Dylan, as well as two brothers Ronald Martin of Maine and Gregory Martin of Smithfield.
His funeral with Military Honors will be held on Saturday at 11:00am in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the Service beginning at 10:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care 1350 Division Road Suite 205 West Warwick, RI 02893. Please make note that the donation is in memory of Leroy F. Martin. Thank you.
Kevin McDonnell@cox.net - 03/27/2019
Joanne and ted nolan - 03/27/2019
Deepest sympathy to you and your family
Jennifer Martin - 03/27/2019
My deepest sympathies to all the family....
Pamela Pettis - 03/27/2019
Sending love and prayers
Anne and Greg Clesas - 03/27/2019
Holly Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. Greg will always remember Buddy with fondness and respect as a fellow firefighter and friend. May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻
Pat & Sam Costantino - 03/27/2019
Fran our deepest sympathy to you and family. We send our love and prayers.
ELLIE and Jimmy JORDAN - 03/27/2019
What can you say so many happy memories I will cherish and the stories and his jokes that would make you chuckle you will be sadly missed my deepest sympathies to you FRan and your whole famiky
Ernie Delmonico - 03/28/2019
Martin Family Please accept my heartfelt condolences Buddy was Great Guy and a Firefighter's firefighter .
Rest in Peace Buddy till we meet again.
Stephanie Sewade - 03/28/2019
So sorry to hear about Uncle Buds passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family love you all
Karen H Cahill - 03/28/2019
My Heartfelt condolences to Fran and Family. Rest in Peace Buddy.
Nathalie Cormier - 03/28/2019
I am so sorry for your loss Justine. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Fatima Neves - 03/28/2019
My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and with your family
Beverly Lenzen-King - 03/29/2019
Dear Fran, Words cannot express my sympathies to you and your family. May God carry you all through this loss. May Buddy Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
John Walsh - 04/01/2019
Fran, So sorry from your loss, I remember Buddy as a fun loving kind man, You and the family our in our prayers
Lauren Hayden (DMV) - 04/05/2019
Fran, my deepest sympathies for the loss of your husband. Prayers to you and your family for comfort and peace during this difficult time.