1968 – 2014
Putnam – David A. Martin, 45, of Putnam, died suddenly Saturday, May 31, 2014. Born in Webster, MA, he was the son of Kathleen E. (Houghton) Martin of Putnam and the late Russell A. Martin.
David was a graduate of the Putnam High School and he served with the United States Navy. He was a loving son, father, brother, and uncle and leaves behind many fond memories, much laughter, and fun times.
David is survived by his mother, a daughter Alicia Martin of Putnam; a brother Russell Martin and his wife Tamie of Woodstock, a sister Sara Gagnon and her husband William “Bill” of Thompson; and nieces and nephews Zachary, Katelyn, Patrick, Caroline, and Logan. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Paul and Elizabeth Houghton and his paternal grandparents Russell and Theresa Martin all formerly of Webster, MA.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with David’s family from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 6, 2014, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A gathering will begin in the funeral home on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 10:00 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Mary Church, 218 Providence St, Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Dudley. MA. Memorial donations in David’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.