Martin, Ellen

April 21st, 2010

Ellen MartinEllen L Martin. (Bavuso), age 67. of Wilmington, died peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Ellen was the beloved wife of Robert “Bob” Martin, devoted mother of Leann Otis & her husband Chuck of Wilmington and Daneen Petrone & her husband Tony of Tewksbury, loving “Grammy” of Marina & Katelyn Otis and Nathan & Meghan Petrone, dear daughter of the late Bernard & Helen (Forgione) Bavuso, cherished sister of Barbara DeStefano & her husband Charlie “Butch” of Wilmington, aunt of Charleen & Brian Portorski and Kristin & Scott Tully, Ellen is also survived by her long-time friends Ruthann & John Vanella of Burlington as well as many other dear friends.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Thomas of Villanova Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery. Visiting hours Sunday, April 25th from 4 – 8 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ellen’s name may be made to Relay for Life – Wilmington, 9 Riverside Road, Weston, MA 02493, Attn: Jennifer Wassan.

Ellen being Ellen


22 Entries in Guest Book for “Martin, Ellen”

  1. Ginny & Jerry Pupa says:

    Ellen will always be rembered for the true friend & persom she was. To bob and the family our thoughts and prayers are with you,WE ARE


    Ellen will always be rembered for the true friend she was.Ellen is in haven watching over all of us. Deepest sympathy to all of her family members.

  2. Tom & & Natalie Duggan says:

    Bob, Leann, and Daneen… We were so saddened to hear of Ellen’s passing. She was such a bundle of laughs and so outgoing. We go back a long way as neighbors and our girls being friends. Our prayers to all.

  3. Doris O'Connell says:

    Bob,Leann,Daneen, Sorry to hear about Ellen. She was a terrific person. She will surly be missed by everone who knew her. My prayers are with all of you.

  4. Sally and Stan Radomski says:

    Stan and I send our deepest sympathies to Bobby, Leann, Daneen, Barbara and spouses, grandchildren, neices and nephews, and friends:

    Ellen was like another sister to us. We spent many Holidays together, vacations to New Smyrna Beach and Lauderdale by the Sea. We had great times at our Wilmington Sons of Italy functions. We will miss her very much.

    Sally and Stan (Bubba as Ellen called him) Radomski.

  5. Denise White says:

    You have my sincere condolences. I only met Ellen and Bobby once at Donna’s last summer but I will remember her always. You will be in thoughts and prayers.

  6. Stacie Murphy says:

    Bob, Leann, and Daneen, Marina and Kate

    I was so saddened to hear about gram’s passing, I always enjoyed speaking with her at soccer games….She loved all of you so much, and she will be your angel watching over you now. My thoughts and prays are with all of you.

  7. Brian and Charleen De Stefano Potorski says:

    May the wonderful memories bring smiles to everyone’s face while our hearts heal. Love lasts forever.

  8. Charles and Barbara De Stefano says:

    Our sister, our friend, will be in our hearts forever. Our family will always be together.

  9. Dawn Bibeau says:

    To my ever so special friend Ellen… You are on my mind and in my thoughts ALWAYS!! Bobby & Family.. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ALWAYS! Love always, Your “other” daughter Dawn… aka- Dawn-a-roni……xoxoxox

  10. Lorraine Gervais says:

    I feel blessed to have know Ellen and will miss her great smile and laugh she carried with her wherever she was. I hope you will all find happiness in the many great memories of the wonderful person she was.

  11. Jim & Karen Scott says:


    Jim & I want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ellen was a wonderful cousin. I will never forget all the happy times we had growing up. We sure did laugh alot.

  12. chuck otis says:

    my favorite mother-in-law will be missed deeply, many things will never be the same – patriots games, trips to florida, family b-days, holidays, etc, she did not have a negative word for anyone and always saw the positive in everybody, we should all try to be more like her…one of her 2 favorite son-in-laws…chuck

  13. Maryann Solari says:

    We are going to miss our Auntie Ellen. She was such an important part of my life. I have so many happy memories from childhood till now. She was so kind, loving, thoughtful and strong. Everybody who knew her loved her, especially me and my family. We love you lots.

  14. Ruthann and John Vanella says:

    John and I and our children will always have beautiful and happy memories of “Auntie Ellen” and our “Forever Friend”.
    Ellen was all about love, warmth, humor, kindness and strength. I will always cherish and celebrate my friendship with Ellen (My forever friend) Love Ruthann

  15. mary kindman says:

    With deepest sympathy for your loss. i did not know Mrs. Martin, but judging by Leann, she was an exceptional wife and mother. the world will be a sadder place without her.


  16. Samm robie klindt says:

    Will miss seeing your smiling face at the fourth of July week! Loved you for a long time and will miss you longer!

  17. Nancy Fudge says:

    Bob, Leann, Daneen and family….
    Ellen was the true meaning of “special”…always happy and smiling and never a bad thing to say about anyone. Everyone she touched was truly blessed. May your memories comfort you, friends sustain you, and hope guide your way to a brighter tomorrow. May all who knew Ellen find comfort in remembering all the times she made such a difference in our lives.

  18. Elliott Beres says:

    May the love of those around you help you get through the days ahead. The memories will always be there to comfort you…

  19. Connie & Brian Knibbs says:

    Dear Leann and Family,
    I only met your mom once and I enjoyed talking to her that evening instead of watching the Super Bowl. She made me feel at home and seemed like we new each other a long time. I am glad I had that chance to meet her.
    You are so lucky to have had her in your life and may all your memories of her stay alive in heart.

  20. Anita Gleason says:

    Family…Bec and I were out of town for a few days, so am just seeing this notice. My heart aches for you all, and I wish the “little ones” could have had a wonderful gran longer. She got alot of love into a short time, and they are blessed with it. Kiwanis has a few holes that will never be quite filled. She certainly leaves a large gap. A huge hug to you Bob, and the girls. Love, Anita and Becky

  21. Tina Favero says:

    Leann and Family,

    May memories comfort you and love of family and friends support you during this difficult time. Mrs. Martin was a lovely person with a terrific sense of humor. She will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tina xoxo

  22. Daneen says:

    Family and friends,

    I can’t believe it’s been a year. We love and miss her very much. She will forever me in our hearts.

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