Stephen R. Martino, 63, of Bristol

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Obit-martinoMr. Stephen R. Martino, age 63 of 719 Hope Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fall River, Mass. and a lifelong resident of Bristol, he was a son of the late Andrew S. and Matilda D. (St. Vincent) Martino.

He was a graduate of Bristol High School Class of 1967.  He served in the RI National Guard during the Vietnam War Era.  He worked as a truck driver for the former JT O’Connell Lumber Co, formerly in Bristol, for many years.  He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Bristol. He played in the Bristol Touch Football League for the “Colonial Jets” and played softball for the Bristol Softball League in the 1970′s. He was a former member of the Cup Defenders Association in Bristol.

He is survived by his son Stephen V. Martino of Pawtucket, three nieces Tammy Bouchard of Warren, Andrea Leonard and Jessica Martino both of Bristol, four great nephews, Sean and Timothy Boughton, Jarid Butler and Jacob Pacheco and a great great nephew Blake Boughton. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew J. “Butch” Martino and his twin brother, Ronald R. Martino.

Funeral services are from the Sansone Funeral Home 192 Wood Street, Bristol, Saturday, June 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street, Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Chestnut Street, Bristol. Visiting hours will be Friday, May 31, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, Suite 3004, Warwick RI 02886 or www.cancer.org.

For online condolences, shared memories, information and directions go to www.sansonefuneralhome.com

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