Leo Martinelli – Blackstone

Leo Martinelli – Blackstone

Leo Martinelli, 84, of Blackstone, Mass., passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester with loving family by his side.

He is the beloved husband for 60 years of the late Gertrude C. (Bergeron) Martinelli. Born in Blackstone, Mass., on January 21, 1932, the son of the late Henry and Eva (Morin) Martinelli. He is the loving father of Leo H. Martinelli, Jr. and his wife, Christine, of Blackstone, Mass., Richard J. Martinelli and his wife, Rita, of Bellingham, Mass., Marie Rose Martinelli of Blackstone, Mass.; and his cherished grandchildren, Roland Martinelli and his wife, Jennifer; Sandra Babineau, Jessica Cote, Stephanie Martinelli, Stacy Cote, Leo R. Martinelli; and four great-grandchildren, Mariah and Dominic Martinelli, Elizabeth and Emma Ferguson. He is the brother of Beatrice Desilets, Louis Martinelli, Ernest Martinelli and Lorraine St. John all of Blackstone, Mass., and the late Henry Martinelli, Sr. Rita Martinelli, PM, Raymond Martinelli and Florence Lavimodiere.

A lifelong resident of Blackstone, Leo was a graduate of Mount Saint Charles Academy Class of 1950. He owned and operated Martinelli Oil Company in Blackstone. He was an Intermittent Police Officer for the town of Blackstone and served as a Constable for 50 years.

Leo was a communicant and devoted active church member of St. Theresa’s Church in Blackstone, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, choir member and member of the League of Sacred Heart. He was a lifelong member of the Millerville Mens Club.

Leo enjoyed bowling and playing ping-pong with family and friends. He loved to sing and play the guitar and harmonica. His greatest joy was being with his family. Leo will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 5, at 9 a.m., from CARTIER’S FUNERAL HOME, 151 So. Main St. (Rte 126), Bellingham, Mass., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa’s Church, 630 Rathbun St., Blackstone, Mass. Interment will follow at St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Slatersville, RI. Visiting hours are on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Relatives and friends are invited to attend.

To sign guest book, visit www.cartiersfuneralhome.com .