1963 – 2020
North Grosvenordale – John A. Martinik, 56, of New Rd., died Thursday January 23, 2020 at Davis Place Healthcare in Danielson. He was the loving husband of Doreen (Desmarais) Martinik. Born in Webster, he was the son of the late Louis and Jeanne (Benoit) Martinik. On May 14, 2005 at Valley Springs Sportsman Club he was united in marriage to the former Doreen Desmarais.
Mr. Martinik worked as a driver for Microbac for many years. John was a member of the Thompson Rod and Gun Club and the Sons of the American Legion. He enjoyed video games, fishing, old monster movies, and a good hand of pitch.
John is survived by his stepsons, Jared Boissonneault of Thompson and Patrick Herrick and his wife Heather of Foster, RI; his siblings, Gary Martinik and his wife Michelle “MeMe” of Thompson, Laurie Carignan of Sumterville, FL, and Melissa “Missy” Demers and her husband Adam of Waxahachie, TX; step grandchildren Wyatt and Mason Herrick; and nieces and nephews, Tanya Cote, Tya Carpenter, Jessica Rock, Joshua and Julie Martinik, Kevin Beaudoin, James Beaudoin, Sharie Desmarais, Bruce Desmarais, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, and Heather Horton.
A Celebration of John’s life is being planned. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Valade Funeral Home & Crematory, 23 Main St., North Grosvenordale, CT. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.