PORTLAND -- Nancy Martin, 85, of Erchles Street in Rumford died on April 5, 2011 at Maine Medical Center, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Mexico on October 17, 1925, a daughter of the late Bruno and Rose (Samarco) Buccina. She was educated in local schools and graduated from Mexico High School Class of 1943.
She married the love of her life, Vincent G. Martin Sr., on October 27, 1952, who predeceased her in 1970.
She was a member of St. Athanasius and St. John Church. She had incredible passion for reading and her typical pace was a book per day. Her shopping excursions with Aunt Liz were legendary within the family.
Recent trips to Hollywood Slots with friends were also classic. Next to watching her Red Sox beat the Yankees, her most prized activity was simply spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. There is nothing she treasured more than hosting holiday meals with her whole family sitting around the table.
Surviving are a daughter, Darlene Capponi and her husband, Antonio of Steep Falls; three sons, Vincent G. Martin, Jr. and his wife, Christine of Standish, Glenn Martin and his wife, Kaye of Hendersonville, TN, and Craig Martin and his wife, Julie of Poland; seven grandchildren, Ryan and Randa Capponi, Amanda, Vincent III, Emily, Caleb and Kylie Martin; three sisters, Jennie Curato of Rumford, Rose McInnis of Rumford, and Ann Tripp and her husband, Percy of Westbrook; and a brother, Joseph Buccina and his wife, Olga of Rumford.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary Sullivan and her identical twin and best friend, Elizabeth Melanson; and a brother, James Buccina.