LYNN — Francis F. Martin, age 80, of Lynn, died Sunday at his home, with his loving wife by his side, after a long illness. He was the husband of Nancy J. (Olbash) Martin, with whom he shared nearly 53 years of marriage.
Born in Melrose and raised in Saugus, he was the son of the late John L. and Harriett (Newhall) Martin. He had also lived in Las Vegas and Lebanon, Maine, and had lived in Lynn in recent years.
A mechanic, Francis loved to ride motorcycles. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Elizabeth Pittman and her husband Michael, Rosemary Martin, and Charlie Martin and his longtime companion, Jackie Furey; as well as three grandchildren, Jackie Martin, and Shawn and Kaylee MacDonald.
Service information: His memorial service will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the SOLIMINE Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Route 129), Lynn. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com.