Loretta J. (Kopka) Martin of Naples, FL and Freedom, NH, formerly of Beverly, MA entered into eternal rest on Saturday May 14, 2016 at her home in Naples, FL at the age of 81. She was the beloved wife of Fred Martin, Jr. and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Stella Kopka.
Loretta was raised in Salem, MA and graduated from Salem High School. She was employed as a sales associate at Jordan Marsh before beginning her career in the admissions office of Endicott College. Upon retirement, Loretta enjoyed many wonderful summer days sitting on the beach at Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH and winter days by the ocean in Naples, FL. Her hobbies included boating, reading, gardening, and knitting. She was a member of the Care Wear Knitting club which provided hand knit apparel for newborn babies. Most important to Loretta was the time she spent with her family; her husband Fred, children and especially with her grandchildren, whom she took much pride in. She will be dearly missed by all.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children, Michael Martin and his wife Debbie, Kim Bushey and her husband Michael, Linda Fortunato and her husband Thomas, and Thomas Martin and his wife Kirstin; her grandchildren Jennifer Jobert, Kevin Martin, Christopher and Erin Bushey, Nicole Fortunato and Eric Martin; great grandson Jakob Jobert, her sister Patricia Oostveen and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Stella Kopka and her sister Lucy (Kopka) Dragon.
Visiting hours will be held at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Make a wish Foundation, 4742 North 24th Street, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
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