Sylvio A. Martin
1926 – 2010
DIXFIELD — Sylvio A. Martin, 83, of Pine Street, Dixfield, died Sunday, Jan. 3, at his residence after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Rumford, Sept. 5, 1926, a son of Fidele and Phoebe (Poirier) Martin.
He was educated in Rumford schools. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Helena Carey on May 28, 1949, and together they celebrated 60 years of marriage. He was employed for 43 years with Boise Cascade. He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior.
He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an avid bowler for 59 years, and was past president of the Eagles Bowling League. He enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox, the Bruins, the Celtics, and the New England Patriots. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and dance recitals. He also enjoyed his many trips to the casinos.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Helena (Carey) Martin of Dixfield; four daughters, Susan Napper and husband John, of Ayer, Mass., Lisa Sleight and husband, Alan, of Carrabassett Valley, Pamela Child and husband, Tom, of Dixfield and Andrea Hopkins and husband, David, of Augusta; a sister, Pearl Murphy of Rumford; two brothers, Anthony Martin and wife, Shirley, of Ocala, Fla., and William Martin of Rumford; eight grandchildren, David Napper and wife, Carla, Christina Laham and husband, Bruce, Kelly Sleight, Mallory Child, Rachel Child, Riley Hopkins, Cari Hopkins and Brady Hopkins; two great-grandchildren, Henry Napper-Schack and Eliana Laham; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; twin baby boys; two brothers, Louis Martin and wife, Ida, and Wilfred Martin and wife, Delphine; a sister, Marian Marquis and husband, Leo; a sister-in-law, Marie Martin; a brother-in-law and good friend, Edward Murphy; and a good friend, Lawrence Gaul.
The family would like to thank the staff at Rumford Hospital, River Valley Internal Medicine, Dr. Erickson, Dr. Mandell and Dr. Sivulich of CMMC, and Bonnie Fitch of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.

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