ALBANY – Lawrence J. Martel, 68, of Albany, passed away at the Julie Blair Nursing and Rehab Center on Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Larry was born in Albany, the son of the late Lorenzo and Loretta Martel, and was a lifetime Albany resident. He spent 40-plus years in the printing industry and retired in 2005. He was an honorary member of the Albany Knights of Columbus #173, the Joseph E. Zaloga Post #1520 and a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church. He was an avid bowler and most enjoyed playing golf with his very special golf friends. Larry will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a proud veteran.
Larry is survived by his wife Patricia Beane Martel; his children Michael Martel (Michelle) and Michele Martel (Doug Muraski); his very special grandsons Cody and Jarod Martel; his sisters Gloria Walton, Shirley Soto, Audrey Hanlon (John), and Yvonne Catalano (Tony); his brothers Paul Martel (Vickie), Harvey Martel (Rose), and Roger Martel (Katherine); his mother-in-law Irene Beane; sister-in-law Phyllis (Fred) Rainville; and many nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by two brothers Leo G. (Lorraine) and Raymond Martel.
The family extends their many thanks to the very special caregivers at Julie Blair Nursing and Rehab Center for their support and excellent care; to Albany County Hospice caregivers; to Dr. Earl Zimmerman and Beth Smith-Boivin at the Alzheimer’s Center of Albany Med and the special staff of Bright Horizons at the St. Joseph Provincial House.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 9:15, and from there to All Saints Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St., Albany at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald H. B. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Those wishing to remember Larry in a special way may send a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Center, c/o Albany Med Foundation, PO Box 8928, Albany, NY 12208 or to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
As I will be out of town and unable to pay my last respects, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Ann (Sasso) Mahlitz
Diane & David Borghoff
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Diane & David
Earl A Zimmerman,MD
Condolences from the Alzheimer’s Center of Albany Medical Center to Patricia and your family. We enjoyed taking care of Larry and sharing with you and your family. Thank you for the contributions you are making to support the greatly needed research in this field. Best regards from Beth and myself and our staff.
Michael J Martel
OUT OF SIGHT OUT OF MIND
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other,
That we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be the household word it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was;
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner…..
All is well,
Nothing is past;
Nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before,
Only infinitely better, infinitely happier and forever, we will be one together.
Judy Beane Monahan
From Aunt MaryJane ,Judy,Linda,Betty,Peter,& Joe Beane. Were very sorry about your loss. Mom’s getting a mass card for you.Our paryers are with all of you. Have to work sorry I can’t be there.Love Judy & family
So sorry to hear about your Dad. I know your Mom will draw strength from you.. You both need to know that as horrible as it is right now time passes and the pain will ease.
Please know that your wonderful family is in my thoughts and you have my deepest sympathies at the lost of such kind gentle man..
Harvey and Rose,
Ed and I send our deepest sympathies and we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Patty & Ed