Joan (LaMontagne) Martell
WESTBROOK- On December 27, 2020, Joan Margaret Martell passed away
after a yearlong battle of kidney disease.
Joan was born a twin on July 6, 1930 to her parents Eugene and Hylda (Anderson) LaMontagne.
Joan lived most of her life as a resident of Westbrook, ME. At 14 she helped her father catering
lunches at SD Warren. She met her husband of 59 years, Eugene Martell, they were
married on October 2, 1948. After 7 years they moved to So. Portland where they raised their
She started her working career at Uncle Andy's Bakery in So. Portland, then to Wellwoods and
eventually to Nichols of Portland as cafeteria manager where she retired.
She was very active with the VFW 282 of So. Portland where she was elected as President
of the Auxiliary the same year as her husband, Gene was Commander.
Joan was a very caring person and was always there to help anyone. In return she was loved
and thought very highly of.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gene Martell, her granddaughter, Christine Aguirre,
her son-in-law, Wayne Fuller, her twin sister, Jean Gouzie, her older sister, Claire Doiron.
She is survived by her daughters, Pam Fuller of Westbrook, Denise Graham and her husband
Mark of Westbrook, Dena Caron and her husband Michael of Lebanon, her son, Darrell Martell
and wife Eleanor of Sanford, Maynard Sprague and wife Pam of Durham and her sister, Carole
Jordan of Gorham. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren which includes
twin girls and twin boys, and 11 great- great grandchildren.
We would also like to thank Hospice of Scarborough for all their help and care during the
Due to Covid, there will only be services for the immediate family. You can see the obituary
and give condolences on the website where arrangements have been made, Chad E. Poitras
Cremation and Funeral Service, www.mainefuneral.com
We ask in lieu of flowers, please give a donation to Hospice of Southern Maine, 390 US Rt. 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074