Edward E. Martin
1920 – 2010
SOUTH PARIS — Edward E. Martin of Harrison, passed away after a long illness Saturday, March 27, at the Maine Veterans’ Home.
He was born on Aug. 27, 1920, in Harrison, the son of Carroll and Jennie (Little) Martin. He graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1939. He entered the U.S. Army Air Corps on Nov. 6, 1942, and served with the 405 Fighter Squadron, in the European Theater in World War II. He was discharged in 1945, with the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, EAMET Campaign Ribbon and the (Soldier’s Medal) Bronze Medal for courageous action by quickly dismantling a 500 pound bomb that fell from the wing of an allied plane onto the landing strip.
He was a charter member, past post commander of VFW Post 9328 Harrison; member and past commander and past adjunctant of the American Legion 39 of Harrison; past president and life member of Caswell Public Library, member of the Harrison Historical Society, member of Harrison Friendly Riders Snowmobile Club of Harrison, and a member of the Swinging Pine Cones Square Dance Club of Casco. He also was past member of the Harrison Lions.
He worked for Edward S. Tarbox for many years driving a school bus and working in a garage. He worked for the state of Maine Library system on the bookmobile that traveled around the southern part of Maine and at the state library in Augusta, for 22 years.
He loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed spending time at camp on Stearn’s Pond in Sweden, traveling to Aziscohos Lake, senior citizens’ bus tours, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling and square dancing.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years in May, Beverly (Parsons) Martin of Harrison; two children, Michael Martin and his wife, Sharon, of Saco and Nancy (Martin) Hudson and her husband, Henry, of Harrison; two sisters, Helen (Martin) Trumble of Springvale and Verna (Martin) Smith and her husband, Wyvern, of Hudson, N.H.; four grandchildren, Jenny Record of South Paris, Linsey Record of South Paris, Kimberly Grover of Minot and Daniel Grover of North Waterford; one great-grandchild, Jackson Fitts of South Paris; many nieces and nephews; stepgrandchildren, Henry A. Hudson III of Harrison, Kari-Lynn Caron and her husband, David, of Mooresville, N.C.; and great-grandchild, Elizabeth Hudson Caron.
He was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Stanley, Robert, Richard, Percy and Carroll Jr.; and three sisters, Alice Ashby, Jeanette Perkins and Harriett Martin.