Gary W. Martorella
U.S. Army Veteran
SALEM, NH: Gary Wayne Martorella, age 61, a resident of Salem, NH for 24 years, formerly of Tewksbury passed away at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen on Monday, January 13, 2020.
He was the beloved husband of 37 years to Kathy J. (Crossland) Martorella, and adoring father to Jillian S. Martorella.
Born in Dallas, Texas on October 24, 1958, he was the son of Carmen L. Martorella and Marion (Jenkins) Martorella, who survive him, and reside in Tewksbury.
Gary attended Tewksbury Schools and graduated from Tewksbury Memorial High School in 1976.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly service his country in Fort Hood, Texas.
He was employed as an auto mechanic by Papa Lou’s Exhaust in Manchester, NH.
Gary loved his Boston Sports, and enjoyed numerous activities especially, pitching for his softball team for many years, and shooting pool in Tewksbury, where he won numerous trophies. His latest passion was playing golf. Gary received a few “Hole in One” awards which he was extremely proud of, and his face lit up when he played and talked about golf.
He was a member of the Tewksbury Elks Post # 2070 and the Methuen Knights of Columbus.
In addition to his wife, daughter, and parents, he is survived by his brother, Michael D. Martorella and his wife Carina of Winchendon. He also leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and a host of friends.
Memorial calling hours will be Monday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury, immediately followed by his Memorial Prayer Service to be held in the funeral home.
At the request of the family, please Omit Flowers.
Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.