Helder Martins Obituary, Death – After a period of time during which his health deteriorated, Antonio D. Martins, age 87, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at the residence of his daughter in Mashpee. He was receiving care from Beacon Hospice at the time of his passing. Born in Fajanzinha on the island of Flores in the Azores of Portugal, where he also spent his childhood and received his education, he was the spouse of Maria J. (Vieira) Martins for the better part of 65 years. In 1966, he moved to the United States with his wife and young family, settling down in Stoughton, Wisconsin, where he remained a resident for a good number of years.
He moved to Port Charlotte, Florida, for his retirement more than 25 years ago. Antonio worked for the Raytheon Corporation in Norwood and Quincy for a very long time and was a very loyal employee. He retired at the age of 59. He participated in the Our Lady of Fatima Feast at Immaculate Conception Church in Stoughton for a number of years and was a member of Club Luis de Camoes, both of which are located in the city of Stoughton.
He was a devoted and competent gardener, and when he was in Florida, he assisted friends and family members in the planting and cultivation of their citrus trees and vegetable gardens. He had a lot of fun socialising with his friends at beach parties held at Englewood Beach in Port Charlotte, and he cherished the time he got to spend with his family.
Antonio is survived by his devoted wife Maria J. Martins as well as his two daughters, Victoria M. Manning and her husband Stephen A. Manning of Mashpee, and Ruth M. Jones and her husband William D. Jones of Wrentham. Ruth M. Jones and her husband William D. Jones are the only members of Antonio’s immediate family now living. He was the brother of Helder Martins and Maria Eduardo, both of Stoughton, as well as the late Jose Martins, and he is also survived by four grandsons, Lee, Jason, Alex, and Zachary; two great grandchildren, Nina and Jaelynn; and his cherished dog and best friend, Buddy.
He was a brother to Jose Martins. On Thursday, at nine in the morning, funeral services will begin at the Farley Funeral Home, which is located at 358 Park Street (Route 27) in Stoughton. These will be followed by a funeral mass at Immaculate Conception Church, which will begin at ten in the morning. Wednesdays from 4-7 PM are reserved for visitors. Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Stoughton is going to be the location of the interment. Beacon Hospice, located at 68 Centre Street, Hyannis, Massachusetts 02601, is accepting donations in the name of Antonio.