Maureen Martin

Obituary of Maureen Martin

Maureen (Croughan) Martin, 71, of Sharon St., Providence, and formerly of Newport, passed away February 7, 2009 at Roger Williams Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of E. Paul Martin, Jr. They would have celebrated their 50th anniversary in August. Born in Newport, she was a daughter of the late John E. Croughan and Mary T. (Downing) Croughan. Maureen was a 1954 graduate of St. Catherine Academy, Newport and a 1957 graduate of Newport Hospital School of Nursing. She was a devoted pediatric and private duty nurse for many years before retiring in 1985. She was head pediatric nurse during the time she was employed at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital in Groton, CT. Besides her husband Paul, she leaves her daughter Sheila Gray and her husband Tim of Providence; her loving grandchildren, Shannon Brassil, Kyle Brassil, and Nora Rose Gray all of Providence; her sisters Sheila Chenard and her husband John of Oakton, VA, and Newport, and Joan Willenbucher and her husband Marshall of Bethesda, MD, and Newport; and 9 nieces and nephews. She was the mother-in-law of the late Barry V. Brassil. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at 10:00am, in St. Mary's Church, Spring St, Newport. Burial at St. Columba Cemetery, Brown's Ln, Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 11, from 5-8pm in the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, RI. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to Elmhurst Extended Care, 50 Maude St., Providence, RI 02908.
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