On Saturday, June 13, 2020, Charles "Charlie" Joseph Martin, loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle, passed away at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Born December 1, 1958 in Newport, Rhode Island to William and Irene (Milton) Martin,
Charlie traveled the world with his family as a child and teenager, thrilled to meet new people, learn from them, and explore nature, all of which he continued throughout his adult life. Charlie worked at Eaton Corporation for 38 years as an advanced machinist. Charlie always loved learning how things worked and how to make or repair anything with moving parts. His facility with machines and his work ethic were matched only by his singular sense of wry humor. A practical joker practically from birth, Charlie kept everyone who spent time with him laughing. His gentle and giving nature, too, touched the lives of so many people. Charlie is dearly missed and will live in our hearts forever.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Karen Lacas; son, Charles R. (Natasha) Martin of Agawam, Massachusetts; and daughters Irene Martin of North Kingstown, RI and Michelle (Frank) Terminisi of Wakefield, RI. Along with his children, Charlie had 5 grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are by Avery Funeral Home, Hope Valley, RI.