Vincent C. Martines, age 71, of Murrells Inlet, died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Tidelands Community Hospice in Georgetown, SC after a long battle with a number of chronic illnesses.
Born on April 9, 1945 in White Plains, NY, he was the son of the late Dominick Martines and Grace Treppedda. Mr. Martines was a graduate of Manhattan College and obtained an MBA from Iona. He was employed by Stauffer Chemical, Westport, CT, for over 25 years, as a chemical engineer and R&D administrator. A long-time car enthusiast, Vince’s second career was in auto sales, with Executive Dodge in Wallingford, CT and Robert’s Chrysler Dodge in Meriden, CT.
Prior to his move to the Myrtle Beach area in 2014, Vince and his wife were residents of Oxford, CT for 32 years. Vince was an avid sports fan of the NY Yankees, NY Giants and Uconn Huskies. He also enjoyed any time he was able to play poker or spend time on the golf course.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Dianne Martines, of Murrells Inlet and his daughter, Nicole Martines, of Clinton, CT. He is also survived by his sister, Rosalie Gisolfi (Ernest) of Somers, NY in addition to nephews and their families in NY, CT and MA.
A memorial mass will be held on Monday, February 20th at 11:00 AM at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Garden City, SC. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Vista Life Innovations, 1356 Old Clinton Rd, Westbrook CT 06498.
Condolences can be made at www.burroughsfh.com.
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.
St. Michael Catholic Church
Monday February 20th, 2017
11:00am - 12:00pm
572 Cypress Avenue
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
St. Michael Catholic Church Columbarium
Monday February 20th, 2017
542 Cypress Avenue
Garden City, SC 29576
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Dianne- We are sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and Nicole. Our deepest sympathy. Maria and Jeff
Submitted by Maria and Jeff Iacono on Feb 17 2017 06:30:51 AM
Dianne - my thoughts and prayers are with you and Nicole in this difficult time.
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So sorry for your loss, Dianne. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time. I will keep your family in my prayers. Barb Barringham
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Martines family.
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We did not know him long but we will miss him.
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