Mark A. Martin, Sr., 'lived life to the fullest'

Mark A. Martin, SR, 57, of Northfield, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington with his loved ones by his side.

Mark was born on July 5, 1962 in New London, CT.  He was the son of Robert B. Martin and Patricia A. (Blodgett) Martin.  He attended Harwood Union High School in Moretown, VT.

Mark worked a number of years for the company Auto Master Painting in Barre until they had closed their doors, and then went on to work at our family-owned garage, North Main Service in Northfield for a few years, and then he started working at East Montpelier Home Center, where he had to let go because of a back issue.

Mr. Martin enjoyed living life to the fullest. He enjoyed a good deal, and loved going to lawn sales and flea markets. Mark also enjoyed being outside especially camping on the Lamoille River. He enjoyed making things from wood, as well and lots of crafts with his mother for Christmas gifts. He loved to cook our annual pig roast for his family and friends. He also loved to hunt and go ice fishing with his son Mark Martin, Jr. and grandson Logan Martin and friends.

Mark was well liked and had a special bond with his family.  When his children and nieces and nephews were born, he gave them all nicknames.

Mark enjoyed his last two winters in Florida where he enjoyed better weather than VT had to offer.

Family Information

Mr. Martin is survived by his daughter Crystal Martin and partner Michael Byrd, their sons Jackson Byrd, Shane Byrd (AKA Bart) of Williamstown, his son Mark Martin Jr., and his children Logan Martin, Jennifer McCarthy, and Caleb Martin of Northfield, as well as his daughter Aubrey Amell and her sons Robert and Gabe of Northfield. He is also survived by his brothers, Robert Martin III of Moretown and Jeff Martin and sister-in-law Leisha Sr. of Moretown, Timmy Martin and sister-in-law Kim Martin Sr. of Roxbury, Patrick Martin and sister-in-law Angela Sr. of Brookfield, and Corey Martin and Tika Carlton of Northfield, with many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mark was preceded in death by his mother Patricia A. Martin and father Robert B. Martin.

Mark was a past commander of the Sons of the American Legion Post 63 and a member of the Central Vermont boating club.