Herbert Martin Jr., 71
LACONIA — Herbert E. Martin Jr. 71, of Laconia, passed away at his home on Thursday, May 1, 2014, after a lengthy illness.
Born on May 5, 1942, in Laconia, he was the son of Herbert E. Sr. and Gertrude M. (Howland) Martin. Herb was raised in Center Harbor, attending local schools, graduating from the Inter-Lakes High School. He went on to further his education, earning an Associate's Degree in business.
Herb was drafted in the Army and served with great courage in Vietnam, during the Vietnam War.
Upon returning home from his service, he started his career as an accountant working for several area businesses before his employment with the Ambrose Bros. Construction Co., of Meredith, retiring in 2006 after 35 years with the company.
Herb had many hobbies and interests. He loved the game of chess and attended many tournaments throughout the years. He also loved traveling, bus trips to Foxwoods Casino, sports (his favorite teams were the Red Sox and New England Patriots). Herb also enjoyed candlepin bowling in his younger years.
Above all, Herb was a kind-hearted man who was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
He is lovingly survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Susan (Keranen) Martin, of Laconia; sons, Jeffrey Martin, of Meredith, Ryan Martin and his wife Kelly, of Concord; daughter, Jennifer Moquin, of Manchester; granddaughters, Jada Moquin and Sofia K. Martin; brother, Dennis Martin and his wife Jackie, of Florida; cousin, Cathy Knell and her husband Bob, of Moultonborough; nieces, Michelle, of Florida, and Terri Chance and her husband Bob, of Center Harbor.
A memorial gathering will be held in the church hall at the Center Harbor Congregational Church (Rte. 25), Center Harbor; on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will be at the State Veterans Cemetery, in Boscawen and will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Herb's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are assisting the family with the arrangements. For Herb's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com