1943 – 2015

LEWISTON — Rita R. Martin, 72, a resident of Gilbert Street, Livermore Falls, died Monday, Oct. 26, at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Livermore on April 28, 1943, the daughter of Ernest W. Robinson and Cecile Rose (Gagnon) Robinson. On June 24, 1959, in Maryland, she married her husband of 50 years, Robert E. Martin Sr. of Livermore. He passed away May 14, 2010.

Rita was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and she took much pride in caring for her family and home. Rita enjoyed doing puzzles and watching westerns and cooking shows, but above all else she loved the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by four sons, Robert Martin, Jr. and his wife, Valerie, of Livermore Falls, Derwood Martin and his companion, Kim Hayman, of Norway, Ernest Martin and his wife, Dena, of Norway, and Bruce Martin and his companion, Alica Delano of Livermore Falls; her daughter, Lisa Auger and her husband, Tom, of Wales; her brother, Norman Robinson of Gorham, N.H.; sisters, Blanche Cook of Buckfield, Roberta Leggs of Houston, Texas, Rose Herndon of Hammond, Indiana, Irene Bourget of Lewiston and Marie Robichaud of Auburn; former daughter-in-law, Kathy Martin of Lewiston; 20 grandchildren, two who were especially dear, Bob Stanley Martin and Courtney Truman; and many great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Robert Martin Sr.; granddaughter, Crystal Martin; brother, Ronald Robinson; and sister, Elsie Bellavance.

Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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