Stanley “Sonny” Martini said his last “That’s Life Stanley” on Saturday, January 8th, at Mass General Hospital, where he is a long-time member of the esteemed Phillips Society.
Stanley was a life-long resident of Somerville, where he worked in his family’s roofing company until he started his own insurance-estimating business. He spoke endlessly of his days vacationing on the South Shore in his camper, “The Gin & Tonic,” and enjoying his cherished boat. He also spent many sun-soaked winters in Florida.
Stanley is reuniting with his loving parents, Stanley Martini (Senior) and Mary Martini (Stefanoni), his brother, Robert, & Robert’s wife, Antoinette, his sister Phyllis Jordan & her husband, Arthur, his nephew, Dennis Jordan, and Stanley’s loving companions Connie Crivello and Irma DeJon. Words cannot express how much he loved them and remembered each of them fondly every day of his life.
In his later days, Stanley formed a ragtag group of beloved friends that include Mark DeJon and his wife, Kellie, of Cambridge; Denise Cappello & Sue Camacho, both of Somerville; Nicco Lang of Somerville; Craig Albano of Somerville; Michael & Valerie Splaine of Danvers; and Ronnie Mafera of Somerville. Stanley was endlessly bossy with this crew but revered them for their heartfelt acts of kindness that enriched his life in so many ways.
“Uncle Sonny” is survived by family members Patricia Jordan (wife of nephew Dennis) of Westwood and her family: Jaqueline Kutzer (daughter) and her husband Peter of Sunderland, VT and Christopher Jordan (son) and his wife Kelly of Boston; His great-nephew Robert Martini and his wife Janet of North Billerica, along with their children, Robert, Tyler, Nicholas, Brett, and Brianna; as well the children of John & Patricia Chmielinski: John Chmielinski and his wife, Dorothy, Nadine Chmielinski, and Todd Chmielinski and his wife, Melissa.
A graveside service to honor Stanley is scheduled for February 7, 2022, at 10:40 am at the Blue Hills Cemetery, located at 700 West Street Braintree, MA 02184.
Anyone wishing to honor Stanley’s life is invited to make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). Stanley believed he would live to see a cure for this condition, which his mother, like too many others, lived with. He championed this cause with his philanthropy and advocacy.
Godspeed, Captain. You will long be remembered and esteemed for living life on your own terms and for reminding us to accept each day as a precious gift and to be there for the people that we love and cherish today, because we might not have them tomorrow.
A graveside service will be conducted on Monday February 7th AT Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree at 11 AM. Please meet directly at the gate.