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Robert A. "Bobby" Martino Veteran
February 16, 2024


Robert “Bobby” “MAD-DOG” Martino, of Malden, lost his fight with esophageal adenocarcinoma cancer on February 16, 2024 surrounded by his loved ones.

Bobby joined the U.S. Navy in 1972 and was a Vietnam Veteran who served his country for seven years and in 1975 took part in “Operation Frequent Wind” which involved the evacuation of refugees from Saigon. During his service, he traveled to many different lands in southeast Asia and Europe.

In 1979, upon returning home to Malden, Bobby married the love of his life, Carole Ann and they raised a family together.

They started a business known as D.D.S. Courier service providing same day delivery up and down the east coast and Canada from which Bobby retired in 2016.

If you had the pleasure of knowing or being friends with Bobby, you would know that he loved to laugh and his motto was, “Laugh at everything and everybody because life is hard and unless we need to be serious, let’s have fun with everything.” Bobby was a loyal and true friend and believed that respect was the key to getting along with everyone he encountered. Bobby was always looking for ways to help a person who deserved a helping hand and took pleasure in making other happy. Bobby was a man of his word and could be counted on anytime, anyplace. A stand-up, selfless individual with a strong mind, body and heart.

Bobby was the husband of the late Carole Ann Martino. He leaves behind his daughter Dina Kenney and her husband John of Billerica, his son Dennis Martino of Medford and his son Sean Martino and his companion Sue Mejia of Medford. He was the brother of Steven Martino and his wife Debra of Greenville, NH, Edward Martino and his companion Cindy of Penacook, NH, David Martino of Florida, William Martino and his wife Linda of Berwick, Maine, Linda Martino of Wakefield and Richard Martino of Bangor, Maine. Bobby was the cherished grandfather of Sophia Shaw, John and Matthew Kenney, Brianna, Dominic and Anthony Martino and Dennis “DJ” and Alexis Martino. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews as well as many extended family and close friends who he loved immensely.

A funeral service will be held at the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home, 865 Main Street, Malden on Friday February 23rd at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday February 22nd from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations in Bobby’s memory may be made to New England Center and Home For Veterans at

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Spadafora Funeral Home
865 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148