January 26, 1925 – November 2, 2019
Philomena “Phyllis” (Gomes) Martin, age 94, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
Philomena was the wife of the late Frank Martin. Born and raised in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (Batista) Gomes. She graduated from Oliver Ames High School in 1942 and attended Williams Business School.
Philomena was employed for 30 years as a bookkeeper by her nephew, David Gomes of Empco Foods and the Diplomat of Easton. She was also employed by Old Colony Elderly Services in Brockton as an Admin Assistant from 1998-2014. She was active as a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, community cable TV and the elderly money management program. In 2015, she received the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award signed by Barack Obama for her lifelong commitment to volunteer service.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Brockton. She enjoyed the Red Sox, bowling, music, and spending time with her family.
Philomena is survived by her children Barbara and her husband Steven Wilbur of Lakeville and Rosemary and her husband Paul O’Neill of Raynham. Her grandchildren Amanda Wilbur, Melissa Wilbur and Shawn O’Neill. Extended family Brian, Jeffrey, Cameron and Caroline O’Neill. Many nieces, nephews and dear friend Susan Ross. She is predeceased by her brothers Manuel, Frank, John, Alfred and Louis Gomes and sisters Constance Grant and Mary DeThomas.
Visiting hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home 138 Belmont St. Brockton on Wednesday from 3-7pm. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home on Thursday at 9am for a funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, Easton at 10am. Burial to follow at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Old Colony Hospice at 321 Manley St., W. Bridgewater, MA 02379.