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Robert C. "Bobby"
Martel

June 5, 1948 – January 1, 2019

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Obituary for Robert C. "Bobby" Martel


Beloved Husband, Cherished Father, Doting Pepe
U. S. Army Vietnam War Veteran

Robert “Bobby” C. Martel, 70, a lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully and painlessly on January 1, 2019, after a courageous battle with health complications.

Born in Lowell, June 5, 1948, the son of the late William Ralph and Shirley (Duchaine) Martel.

Mr. Martel served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1972, having been promoted to Sergeant while stationed in Korea. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He was a longtime, active member and prior Junior Vice Commander of the VFW Post 662, and for eight years, was Commander of the American Legion Post 87.

Bobby enjoyed fishing, camping, cooking and woodworking. A talented handyman, there was nothing he couldn’t fix. He loved to build things for his family from scratch.

A loving son, brother, husband, father, Pepe, and great-Pepe, he was also a remarkable friend. We feel fortunate that so many people loved him, and cherish the memories they’ve shared of his kind, generous, hardworking, and hilarious soul.

We will miss his jokes, how he knew the answers to every question on his favorite game shows even when the contestants did not, and playing Yahtzee with him for hours on end. Most of all, we will miss the way he devoted his life to his family. We are grateful to have a million happy memories with our Pepe, but sad that there aren’t a million more to come. His presence will be missed every day.

He is survived by his beloved wife Beverly (LeBrun) - his “Greekypoo”, to whom he devoted 45 years of his life loving fiercely, while nurturing a devoted family who admired the deep bond they shared. He leaves a daughter, Margo (who he loved to spoil rotten) and her husband Joseph Tarmey Sr. of Lowell; five grandchildren, Kayleigh Wright and her husband Garret, Lauren Tarmey and her partner Jarred Blood, Joseph Tarmey Jr., Robert Charles Tarmey (proudly named after his beloved grandfather) and his girlfriend Natalie Bergeron, and Chance Tarmey; and two great-grandchildren, Evan Bell and Averie Clark. Five siblings, William Martel and his wife Patricia, Gale Martel-Terrilli, Shirley Ann Kelly and husband Lee, Kathie Lyerly and her husband J.C., and Suzanne Noel and her husband Peter, and many nieces and nephews. Also, many neighbors and friends, including Mitzi Wolf, all of whom he loved dearly.

MARTEL - In Natick, January 1, 2019. Robert C. Martel, lifelong resident of Lowell. Beloved husband of Beverly (LeBrun) Martel. U.S. Army Veteran. Friends are invited to join Bobby’s family in honoring and celebrating his legacy at the Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home, 122 Princeton Boulevard, Lowell, on Friday from 5:00 to 6:45 PM, followed by his Funeral Service at the funeral home at 7:00 PM. Services to be concluded with a Ceremony of Military Honors. Interment is private. Funeral Director, Frederick W. Healy.
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Visitation

When Friday, January 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Location
Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home
Address
122 Princeton Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01851

Service Information

When
Friday, January 11, 2019 7:00pm
Officiating
Father Paul Manning
Location
Morse-Bayliss Funeral Home
Address
122 Princeton Boulevard
Lowell, MA 01851

Interment Information

Details
Interment is private.
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