Isaura "Hazel" Martins, 98, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Antonio Martins.
Born in Penalva do Castelo Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Joao and Josefa (de Jesus) Fernandes. Hazel came to this country in 1930, settling in Central Falls and then Cumberland.
Hazel was an avid reader. She loved watching movies and listening to music, especially by her son David. But most of all Hazel enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was employed by Hindley Manufacturing, Cumberland, for many years, as well as Blackstone Caterers, Central Falls.
She is survived by her children, David Martins and his wife, Ellen, of Westford, Mass.; Dean Martins and his wife, Trish, of Portsmouth, R.I.; and Paul Martins and his wife, Rona, of Redondo Beach, Calif. Her five grandchildren: Eric Martins, Adrian Martins, Jillian McGrath, Anthony Martins, and Dan McGrath.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to Hazel's Life Celebration to begin with visiting hours on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., and continuing on Monday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m., in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Cumberland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cumberland.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Beacon Palliative Care, 1 Catamore Blvd., East Providence, RI 02914.
To view the online memorial, visit www.jjduffyfuneralhome.com .