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FRAMINGHAM – Jeanne M. Martin, 81, of Hopkinton passed away November 23, 2022, at St. Patrick’s Manor in Framingham after a long battle with dementia. 

Born in Worcester, she was the daughter of Nina (Hamilton) and Edmund Christian of Westborough. 

She was the wife of 64 years to Joseph A. Martin.

In addition to raising her family, Jeanne had many jobs. Some of her most memorable were her years serving as a school nurse at Keefe Tech Regional High School and waitressing at the Sticky Wicket Pub, where she made many friends. 

She was an avid pet owner, always having dogs or cats in her home. More than anything else, Jeanne loved all the babies she held over the years. She also loved reading, swimming in her pool and watching the birds at her feeders. Jeanne was a wonderful cook and served many Sunday dinners and holiday meals to her entire family over the years.

Besides her husband, Jeanne is survived by her children, Toni Alexander and husband Scott of Hopkinton, Laura McLaughlin and husband Mike of Mendon, Marie Clark and husband Ken of Hopkinton, Lisa Carty and husband Eric of Hopkinton, and Jeannine Collins and husband Brian of Douglas, in addition to her 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Jeanne was predeceased by son Peter Martin and grandson Michael McLaughlin.

Services are being held privately and are under the care of Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association at

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.