Joao M. John Martins, 50, of West Warwick passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Lucia M. (Casimiro) Martins. Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, he was a devoted son of Teresa (Ponte) Martins of Sao Miguel, Azores and the late Manuel Martins.
He was the loving father of Vanessa A. Martrins and her companion Gregory Hill of West Warwick, Kayla K. Simonzi and her husband Jon of East Providence and Gabrielle Martins of West Warwick. Cherished grandfather of Tiana and Jaden Hill. Caring brother of Mariano Martins and his wife Lucy and Carlos Martins and his wife Ana, all of West Warwick. Beloved uncle of several nieces and nephews.
John was a machine operator for Bradford Soap Works for over 20 years. He was very creative and enjoyed building things with his grandchildren and fishing. An avid soccer fan, he played soccer for many years.
His funeral will be held on Thursday at 9:00 am from THE PRATA-MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Anthony Church, Maple Avenue, West Warwick. Burial will follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Wednesday 5-8 pm.
Reported: 02/12/13 (Show all obituaries for this day)
By: Prata-Murphy Funeral Home (Show all obituaries and information about this funeral home)