1921 – 2020
Quinebaug – Leonard Martin, a longtime figure on the roads of Quinebaug, he was often seen driving his blue tractor to the Quinebaug Four Corners. Leonard lived for 99 years and worked to keep the beautiful property in Woodstock so that generations could enjoy the beauty and peace it brings. Our father worked for 30 years at the American Optical Company in Southbridge, MA and a farmer for most of his life. People came from miles around for his great hay. Our mother and father bought this property and had every animal imaginable over the years. They worked together along with my brothers to take in hay, milk cows and keep wood cut for the stoves. We have many wonderful memories of taking trips to Dresser Hill Farm for ice cream on hot days after haying. We also enjoyed many trips to Cape Cod in the Summertime. It wasn’t always easy, but our mother and father always worked towards a common goal. Many State children spent precious time here and we cherish those memories as well.
Leonard is survived by his daughter, Mona Lee of Woodstock, CT; a son, George Martin of Charlottesville, VA, and his eldest son, Leonard H. Martin of Sarasota, FL; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his stepdaughter, the late Anne MClellan Pichon, and his loving wife, Hedvig Okeson Martin.
Thank you to everyone who stopped to say a kind word and pick him up or bring him home from Beno’s. Thank you to Davis Place in Danielson, CT and to his caregivers along the way. He had a great life. He loved his garden, his blue tractor, bowling, fishing and his family. He loved a good game of pitch on a Saturday night with making her hotdogs and beans.
There will be no services as requested by the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.