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“Phyllis was always a very sweet and patient woman; I am glad I got to know her during my time at WX. I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Christina G. (CNA) - MA

“Dear Virginia: I want to send my sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your mother. I just read she passed today 6/27. I remember how...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Priscilla Thayer - Waltham, MA

“Our sincere condolences to the Martin family for the loss of your dear love one. Our prayers are as yours, that God provides his care and comfort you...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Your neighbor.. - MA

“I remember Phyllis as one of the most bright and vivid personality .We used to get together during holidays at her son David and his wife Alices home...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Apo Torosyan - Lynn, MA - Family

“Very sorry for the loss of your Beloved mother. My prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: BETTY ROBINSON - Billerica, MA

“Aunt Phyllis was very special to us. We always looked forward to our visits with her. She has such a zest for life. We will miss her.Our deepest...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Jim & Rachel Martin - Leesburg, FL


Waltham – Mrs. Phyllis V. (Ingham) Martin, of Waltham, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 in her home at Waltham Crossings. She was 96.

Phyllis was born in Lynn on September 10, 1922, the only child of Russell and Hazel (Cyr) Ingham. She was a graduate of Lynn English High School and The Chandler School of Boston. Before she married Laconia, New Hampshire native Anthony G. 'Tony' Martin she worked as a secretary to the Director of Research at the Charles M. Cox Company in Boston.

Phyllis and Tony enjoyed more than sixty-two happy years together before Tony's death on June 29, 2014. Following their marriage the couple lived in Watertown for a time before moving to Waltham in 1955 where they remained lifelong residents.

As an only child Phyllis would often mention how blessed she was to have inherited Tony's large family to call her own. She loved to sing, dance and play the piano . . . and in her younger years wrote and illustrated short stories. As an avid reader she relied on books on tape from the Perkins School in Watertown in later years as her eyesight began to fail. Books were her constant companion.

For more than fifty years the family enjoyed summer vacations at the YMCA's Sandy Island Camp in New Hampshire where they created many cherished memories.

For years she belonged to Saint Joseph's Church in Waltham where she was an active parishioner. Phyllis had been a member of the parish council, a past president of the Women's Guild, a CCD teacher and a greeter at Sunday Mass. After Saint Joseph's closed she joined Our Lady's Parish where she also greeted Sunday visitors and made many friendships.

Phyllis was a former Red Cross Blood Mobile volunteer and a longtime member of the Waltham Ballroom Dancing Club and the Boston YMCA Outing Club Alumni.
She leaves her children, David R. Martin (Alice) of Watertown, Virginia C. Wheeler (Gerald) and Peter G. Martin, all of Waltham and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Phyllis' life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street(Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, June 24th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to the Perkins School for the Blind Library, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.