Colleen M. Martin, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on Thursday, July 28th, surrounded by her loving family. Colleen was born in 1953, the daughter of Henry and Anne Martin. She was raised in Malden and graduated from the Our Lady of Nazareth Academy in Wakefield with the Class of 1970. She then attended the Katharine Gibbs School in Boston where she studied business administration. She later attended Northeastern University where she earned her degree in Education. Colleen went to work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, starting as a secretary. After 25 years working for the Federal Government, she retired as a Senior Administrator. Colleen was a dedicated member of St. Joseph’s Church in Malden, where she also taught CCD on Sundays. She loved getting ready for the holidays, especially Halloween, and greatly enjoyed seeing her family all together at holiday gatherings. For over 20 years, Colleen made the Memorial Day Veterans wreaths for the City of Malden.
Colleen always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She had an unlimited supply of Care and Love for all of us. Colleen’s passing has created a void in each of us that can never be filled. When Colleen’s family counts their blessings, at the top of the list would be how blessed we were to have her in our lives, even if it was too short. Godspeed Colleen.
Colleen was one of seven siblings, and she was, hands down, the best of us all. She is survived by her sisters, Maureen A. Furilla of Plymouth, Kathleen M. Darbe of N. Reading, and Eileen M. Uberti of Litchfield, NH, and her brothers, Henry E. Martin of Malden, Daniel J. Martin of Malden, and Frederick J. Martin of Stoneham, her nieces and nephews, Kevin, Kerry, Keith, Colleen, Brian, Melinda, Daniel, Megan, Matthew, and Timothy, as well as 12 great nieces and great nephews. She cherished them all and they all loved her dearly.
In addition to her parents, Colleen was preceded in death by her nephews, John, and Ryan.
Funeral services will be held from the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem St, Malden on Wednesday, August 3rd, at 8 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph’s Church, 770 Salem Street at 9AM. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Woburn.