Obituary of Doris Martino
Doris Mary Martino, age 93 of Derby, beloved wife of the late Alfred J. Martino, died December 29, 2021 at Griffin Hospital with her family by her side. Born in Derby on November 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Kindle Ewen. Mrs. Martino was a lifelong resident of Derby, graduating from cosmetology school and becoming a licensed hair dresser. After her husband suffered a debilitating stroke, she worked various jobs to support her family. She was a waitress, a state sheriff, and a sales clerk/cook for a local supermarket.
In her younger years, Doris enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband, playing cards, and bowling. Throughout her life, she had a natural talent for gardening – she was very proud of her vegetable garden and would share with everyone. Doris was also an excellent cook and loved working on puzzles. Always having a warm heart for animals, Mrs. Martino would often care for stray or wounded animals in her neighborhood. Anyone acquainted with Doris knew her to be a strong and independent woman, and we will greatly miss her feisty spirit!
She is survived by her children, Linda (David) Koreiwo of Derby, Laura Patterson of NC, and Paul Martino of CA; cherished grandchildren, Jamie Koreiwo of Hamden, Lindsay (EJ) Henderson of Beacon Falls, Brittney Patterson of CA; and great-grandson, Archer Henderson. In addition to her husband of 60 years, she was predeceased by a devoted daughter, Diane Martino. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 2:00 PM in the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ansonia Animal Shelter, Division St., Ansonia, CT 06401. Online condolences may be made at www.wakeleememorial.com.