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Hugh "Buddy" E. Martin, Jr.

September 13, 1924 ~ October 20, 2021 (age 97)

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MARTIN, JR., Hugh E. “Buddy”, 97, of Coventry, formerly of West Warwick, passed away Wednesday evening, October 20, 2021 at Kent Hospital, Warwick.

He was the beloved husband of the late Constance L. (Martin) Martin.  Born in Woburn, MA, a son of the late Hugh E. and Anna (Dolan) Martin.  He lived in Massachusetts, Illinois and New York before moving to West Warwick in 1979 then Coventry eight years ago.

Mr. Martin was a district manager and underwriter with National Grange Mutual Insurance Company for many years before retiring.  He was a 1942 graduate of Woburn High School and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts from St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA and a Master of Education from Boston State College.  He was a WWII Marine Corps Veteran and an avid Red Sox fan.  He was former communicant of St. James Parish in West Warwick and a communicant of SS. John & Paul Church.

He is survived by a son, Robert G. Martin and his wife Beth of Medway, MA; a daughter, Nancy T. Pendergast and her fiancé Joseph Paquette of Coventry; four grandchildren, Tara, Dylan, Tyler and Benjamin and three siblings, Louise Buscemi, Claire Murphy and Richard “Dickie” Martin.  He was the brother of the late Evelyn Love, Marie, Robert, Rita and Francis “Chanka” Martin.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 25, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 am in the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence St., West Warwick followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am in SS. John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St., Coventry.  Interment with military honors in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Walter J. Martin, S.J. Scholarship Fund, c/o Woods College of Advanced Studies at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 in his memory would be appreciated.  Information and condolences, please visit:

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October 25, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Prata-Gallogly Funeral Home
78 Providence Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

Mass of Christian Burial
October 25, 2021

11:00 AM
SS. John & Paul Church
341 South Main Street
Coventry, RI 02816

October 25, 2021

12:30 PM
Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter

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