Mr. Martins was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Altares, Terceira, Azores. He worked as a milker, seven years in Newman and 13 years at Ornellas Dairy of Tracy. He was a parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Amelia L. Martins of Tracy; four daughters, Connie Henson, and her husband, Delwyn, Mary Smith, Anna Martins and Debbie Martins, all of Tracy; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Jose and Jesuina Martins; and a brother, John Martins.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Thursday at St. Bernard’s, followed by burial in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation was observed Wednesday at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.
Contributions in Mr. Martins’ name may be sent to St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 163 W. Eaton Ave, Tracy, CA 95376.
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