Richard C. "Richie" Martin EAST MONTPELIER — Richard Craig “Richie” Martin died unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. He had been living with cancer for several months. Richard was born in Burlington, one of the four sons of Harold Martin and Doris (Curtis) Martin. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1969. He was known for his extraordinary creativity, which he channeled both into a love of woodcarving and sculpting, as well as business as a builder and general contractor. He owned his own contracting company, AD Building, for over 30 years. Richard married Phyllis Goodrich on June 26, 1981, in Medford, Massachusetts. Together, they had two children, son David Martin, of San Diego, California, and daughter Anna Martin, of Burlington. Richard and Phyllis were members of St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier, and were also members of Notre Dame de Vie, a spiritual family within the Catholic Church, based on Carmelite spirituality and prayer, until her death in 2015. Richard remained active with St. Augustine’s as a member and provided his skills as a woodworker when asked. In addition to St. Augustine’s, Richard was also a member of the Montpelier Kiwanis Club. He will be remembered by those who knew him for his artistic skills and kindness. He leaves behind his son and daughter; two brothers Danny Martin and wife Sharon, of Calais, Rex Martin and wife Susie, of Boca Raton, Florida; his sister-in-law, Anne Kinley and husband Tom, of Waterbury; his mother-in-law, Anne Goodrich, of Barre; many beloved nieces and nephews. Both of his parents and his eldest brother, Terry Martin, died before him. Calling hours will be held at Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Montpelier on Friday, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. followed immediately by burial in Doty Cemetery in East Montpelier, and then a reception at The Old Meeting House Church, adjacent to the cemetery in East Montpelier. Memorial contributions can be made to the ‘Aid to the Church in Need,’ a Catholic charity supported by both Richard and Phyllis, www.churchinneed.org.

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Linnea Cecere

Our sympathy to the family of Richard and Phyllis. We knew them from years ago at Shepherd of the Hills Church. They were both such lovely people. From the Cecere Family

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