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Obituary: Brenda N. (Joseph) Martinez

Published  in April 2019

Brenda N. (Joseph) Martinez, 63, of South Yarmouth passed away peacefully on April 28 surrounded by family. Brenda was born in Barnstable at Cape Cod Hospital to the late Arthur F. Joseph and Kathryn (King) Joseph of Truro. She grew up with her brothers Arthur Jr. and Joseph Bogolawski, and sisters Kathleen (Joseph) Holmberg and Jean (Bogolawski) Rose. Brenda graduated Provincetown High School with the class of 1973.

Brenda worked at Provincetown Boston Airline (PBA) before raising her three children, and returned to work at Cape Air in Hyannis for many years thereafter. She was married to the late Samuel J. Martinez, also of Provincetown, in October of 1981.

Brenda was always the first to volunteer to help anyone with anything, and if she couldn’t help you, she would get you in touch with someone who could. She enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots, cruising the Caribbean with family and friends, maple walnut ice cream, and lazy drives around the Cape with her hubby. She was actively involved in the community as a member of St. Pius X Church, a Girl Scout troop leader, and attended all her children’s soccer games, track meets, musical performances and band competitions throughout the entire East Coast.

Brenda was deeply devoted to her family, and would tell anyone willing to listen about her family’s travels and the accomplishments of her kids. She is survived by her three children, Megan (Martinez) Thoen of Lubbock, Texas, Kaycee Martinez of Westfield, and Steven Martinez of Somerville, her sister Jean, her many nieces and nephews, cousins, and her grandchildren to whom she was affectionately known as “Nana”.

Visiting hours will be held for family and friends at Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA, from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. There will be a funeral Mass on Monday, May 6, at 1:00 p.m. in St. Pius X Church, Station Ave., South Yarmouth, MA.

In lieu of flowers, Brenda’s family requests that memorial donations be made to Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, West Falmouth, MA 02574.

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