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Richard Pike "Pudgy" Martin, Jr.

Richard Pike "Pudgy" Martin, Jr.
  • February 5, 1941 - September 8, 2019
  • Weston, Massachusetts

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“Karen and Richard,I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I feel terrible that I missed the services. I have so many memories of growing up and hanging...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen and Richard, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was such a great uncle and person. I'm sorry so can't be there with you guys. I'm sending you all...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Martin - Coral Springs, FL

“So sorry to hear about Pudgy. I had known him for over 20 years both professionally and personally and he was a great man and will be missed. I just...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Christopher Jensen - Waltham, MA

“Pudgy was a great person always there for anyone. Always happy go lucky. We had the pleasure of meeting him in Waltham lots of memories. He will be...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Pamela Barry - North billerica

“Our sympathies to the family. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Donovan's Alignment,Inc Girouard - MA

“Dear Janet ,We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear brother Pudgy .Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.With love from...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Gobbi - Litchfield, NH

“To Pudgy's Family, We are so sorry for your loss. He was a really nice man. Our family has known him for a lot of years as our cousins owned a...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Grubbs - Waltham, MA

“Karen and RichWe are so sorry for your loss ..Pudgy has been a wonderful next door neighbor and friend for 31 years,...we will miss him dearly.Please...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“To the family of Pudgy.I am sorry for your loss. I have know Pudgy for over 30'yeaes. He was one of my favorite customers at Guarnty Bank.And at the...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Gail David - Waltham, MA - Friend

“Karen, there are no words to say how sad this is...my heart is broken. Your Uncle Bobby, Aunt Pauline and I were at your dads house 2 weeks ago. We...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Muriel Bolio - Webster, NY


Weston – Mr. Richard Pike 'Pudgy' Martin, Jr., of Weston, died at home on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was 78.

Pudgy was born in Lexington on February 5, 1941 to the late Antonette L. (Gabri) and Richard P. Martin, Sr. He had attended Lexington High School and learned how to work hard at a young age. In 1965 he took over and renamed Martin's Waltham Spring Company on Music Hall Avenue.

Pudgy began with little and built a successful business through hard work, integrity, and love. His talent at work was impressive but would not be possible without the support of his wife and children. Not only was he successful at work but also at home —his true joy and happiness in life came from his family. Every day was cherished coming home to his family and the pup that completed the home.

Memories that will he remembered forever were made at their home in Weston, where they lived since 1972, and at their home in Gloucester. His home was filled with love and laughter on the inside as well as the outside. His lawn was adorned in beautiful plants and flowers and even vegetables thanks to his green thumb and attention to detail. His hard work was surely visible in the garden which was meticulously well-kept.

Anyone who knew Pudgy knew he had a way about him that lit up the room; he could get a laugh out of anyone and was always prepared for whatever life threw at him. He is reunited with his wife, the late Mary Elaine "Sybil" (Melanson) Martin and his sister, Rose Catino.

Pudgy leaves his children, Karen L. Martin of Lexington and Richard P. Martin, III of Bellingham; his sister and brother, Janet Hemenway of Burlington and Robert Martin of Hudson and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Pudgy's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham, on Thursday, September 12th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9 a.m. on Friday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Julia Church, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery, Weston.