Age 88, of Saugus, died on January 18 at the High Pointe Hospice House in Haverhill. He was the husband of Jean (Ciarletta) Martin and the late A. Marcia (Robertson) Martin.
Born and raised in Revere, he was the son of the late Henry and Lillian (Ege) Martin. A U.S. Navy veteran, James “Big Jim” Martin owned and operated Martin’s Autobody in Lynn for many years. He enjoyed boating, working around his house, and spending time with his family.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his five children; Melinda Gagnon and her husband Richard of Maine, Cathy Ciociolo and her husband Robert of FL, James Martin Jr. and his wife Maureen of Saugus, Lori Gordon and her husband George of NH, Pattye Griffin and her husband Thomas of Peabody, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Mr. Martin was predeceased by his siblings; Gertrude Sidebottom, Lorraine Palm, and Clara Schmidt.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the charity of your choice.