Dorothy H. ‘Dot’ Martell

February 22, 2018

DOROTHY H. ‘DOT’ MARTELL- in Medford, Thursday, February 22nd at ninety-three years of age. Beloved wife of the late James Martell. Cherished mother of Patricia Moriarty, her husband Jack of FL, James Albert Martell, Cheryl Martell DiCicco, her husband Steven all of Woburn, Joseph Francis Martell of Stoneham, Marilyn D. Clark, her husband David of FL and the late John Joseph Martell. Dear sister of the late Albert C. Rourke, Jr., and Hazel “Sandy” Morrill. Very special “Grammy” to eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Monday, February 26th at 10 a.m. Interment is private. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Dot’s honor to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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Dorothy H. “Dot” (Rourke) Martell, passed away on Thursday, February 22nd at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford surrounded by her loving family. The beloved wife of the late James Martell, she was ninety-three years of age.

Born in Cambridge and raised in Somerville, Dot was one of three siblings born to the late Albert C., Sr. and Marion (Hogan) Rourke. After graduating High School, Dot moved to Medford a few years later while simultaneously working as a waitress for Jordan Marsh in Boston.

While in Medford, Dot’s friend introduced her to James Martell, who was her friend’s brother. They dated for a few years and in 1952 they married at the Charles River Boathouse in Boston. After they wedded, Dot and James proudly raised six children together and made their home in Medford. After spending a few years in Medford, the family moved to Woburn where Dot and James remained for fifty-two years.

Dot was a very loving and passionate woman who raised her children with very strong values. A proud Irish Catholic, Dot was a devoted member of St. Charles Church and brought up all of her children in the faith.

Holidays were very special in the Martell house. Dot was always cooking for her family and loved spending time with everyone who came. In addition to her love for spending time with her family, every year, Dot loved to visit Revere Beach with them to enjoy the beautiful weather.

A great woman, Dot will always be remembered for her big heart and her warm personality. Everyone who had the pleasure of meeting Dot took to her immediately. She was and still is, loved by many people.

Sadly, in addition to her husband James and her parents Albert and Marion, Dot was pre-deceased by her son John Joseph Martell and her siblings, Albert C. Rourke, Jr. and Hazel “Sandy” Morrill.

Dot is lovingly survived by her children Patricia Moriarty, her husband Jack of FL, James Albert Martell, Cheryl Martell DiCicco, her husband Steven all of Woburn, Joseph Francis Martell of Stoneham and Marilyn D. Clark, her husband David of FL. Very special “Grammy” to eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, Monday, February 26th at 10 a.m. Interment is private. Arrangements are under the direction of Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. Remembrances may be made in Dot’s honor to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. Dot you are going to be missed by so many people but as your as your son in law i am really going to miss you so much as you were more than that to me you were like a mother to me cause my own mother passed away in my early twenties and you took over even though you didnt know.Please watch over everyone and now may you RIP

  2. We will all miss Dot. She was one of the kindest, politest residents we have ever had. She made a special friend with Peggy Costello who loved her. We will miss her and her family. God Bless.

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