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Justin L. Martin

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“Justin, Words can't express how much you meant to me. Even after all these years, the fond memories we share have never been forgotten. You will...Read More »
1 of 100 | Posted by: Tanya Monzillo - Austin, TX

“Gretchen and family, Justin was a wonderful person, a special person. He always made me smile and laugh.He has helped me in so many ways. He will...Read More »
2 of 100 | Posted by: sherry laurin - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen & Leo No words I know can convey your loss of a young family member. I can only wish and pray that time will provide solace. ...Read More »
3 of 100 | Posted by: Bob & Anita Cutting - Benicia, CA

“Gretchen and Leo, our sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. Your son, Justin will be sadley missed by all. Our prayers...Read More »
4 of 100 | Posted by: Gary and Sandy Brougham - MA

“To Gretchen and family: My thoughts and heart go out to you all for your loss of Justin. May your warm memories of him comfort you as you grieve...Read More »
5 of 100 | Posted by: Paula Johnson - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am sorry I was unable to get to know your son, but if he was anything like you I know that he...Read More »
6 of 100 | Posted by: Laurie Laprade-Bliss - MA

“I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Justin's parents, Josh, and Tiffany. I feel blessed that I had a chance to grow up with someone like...Read More »
7 of 100 | Posted by: Brian Pomeroy - West Springfield, MA

“Dear Gretchen and family - Linda Barron was kind enough to send us the very shocking and sad news about Justin. I can't imagine the pain and grief...Read More »
8 of 100 | Posted by: JoAnne and Randy Newman - Smyrna, GA

“To Justin's loving family, I am overwhelmed and without words at the loss of such a wonderful person. Justin's kind ways and gentle spirit were a...Read More »
9 of 100 | Posted by: Katie Duffy - Belchertown, MA

“Always in our hearts. You were one in a million! ”
10 of 100 | Posted by: Michelle Davenport-Brier - Palmer, MA

“Leo and Gretchen We are very sorry to hear about Justin. He was a very special person and you should be very proud. Our heartfelt condolences go out...Read More »
11 of 100 | Posted by: Al Beauregard - Belchertown, MA

“Melissa and family, We were so sad to hear of Justin's passing. We fondly remember him at Footloose always with a warm smile. Please know you are...Read More »
12 of 100 | Posted by: Tracy, James and Shannon Hunter - MA

“You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers, my great friend. I love you. ”
13 of 100 | Posted by: Michelle Dodge - Belchertown, MA

“Dear Leo and Gretchen We hold you in our arms with love and prayer.Love always in Jesus name Ron and Janice Hawkins ”
14 of 100 | Posted by: Ron and Janice Hawkins - FL

“We love you. ”
15 of 100 | Posted by: chuck & deb dodge - belchertown, MA

“My Deepest Sympathy, Justin was a friend to everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting him. I am beside myself, feeling the world is a lonlier...Read More »
16 of 100 | Posted by: David B. Fredette - Chicopee, MA

“Oh Gretchen, we are so sorry. We weren't lucky enough to know Josh, but if he's anything like you, I'm sure he was an angel on Earth. ”
17 of 100 | Posted by: Gary and Carla Meredith - MA

“To the Martin Family, Melissa, & The Massey Family One of our best memories of Justin was the way he made Katie smile, starting when she was 4 yrs...Read More »
18 of 100 | Posted by: Greg, Lauri, Katie, Mike & Dan Clark - MA

“We are so very sorry and shocked to hear of Justin's passing. This guestbook and it's entries are a wonderful testament both to you guys and to...Read More »
19 of 100 | Posted by: Tom and Ann Martin - Chicopee, MA

“Gretchen and Leo, I can't even put into words how sad this is! My thoughts and prayers are with you and Justin as well.He was a wonderful kid and one...Read More »
20 of 100 | Posted by: Micky (Dubuque)Knapp - Newport, NC

“Brianna and I were living in very terribe conditions when Justin came into our lives, not only did he open up his home to us but, he opened up his...Read More »
21 of 100 | Posted by: jamie and brianna - belchertown, MA

“Gretchen and Leo, I read all the notes people have sent you and can see you raised a wonderful man. David and I never got to meet your son but I can...Read More »
22 of 100 | Posted by: Carol Gray Jenkins - Zephyrhills, FL

“Though I did not know your Son, My husband did. He always spoke kind words of him and he has many memories with his brother Josh. Our Family is so...Read More »
23 of 100 | Posted by: Anthony & Michelle Andre - MA

“Leo and Gretchen Shock and disbelief when I heard about Justin. My memories of him are warm ones and he was always so friendly and courteous, I...Read More »
24 of 100 | Posted by: patty trombley - Mooresboro, NC

“Our thoughts & prayers are with Melissa & The Massey family as well as with the Martin's. I'm sure he will be missed. God bless him! ”
25 of 100 | Posted by: Joe & Sandy Dordine - FL

“Dear Leo, Gretchen and Family It is with a heavy heart that I write this note to you. We are so sorry for your loss of Justin. We were there in the...Read More »
26 of 100 | Posted by: Gary & Janice Spooner - MA

“Justin was a great friend to all. He was generous with his time and selfless with his heart. Justin volunteered to be a patient for me when I was...Read More »
27 of 100 | Posted by: Tim and Kelly Pope - Belchertown, MA

“Dear Gretchen, Leo and Family, You raised a son with love that in turn knew how to love and be loved by so many. Be so proud of yourselves and of...Read More »
28 of 100 | Posted by: Cathy Hayward - Belchertown, MA

“Dearest Gretchen, I heard the sad news last evening from Christine. My prayers are with Justin and your family. I will share your loss in church...Read More »
29 of 100 | Posted by: Bonnie Opielowski - Ledyard, CT

“My condolences go out to the Martin and Brown family, i'll never forget all the good times we had especially on the awesome volleyball court, where...Read More »
30 of 100 | Posted by: Mike Chaves - monson, MA

“An English poet, Philip Larkin, said "What will survive of us is love." Certainly Justin's love of life, family, God, and friends will be how he is...Read More »
31 of 100 | Posted by: Joan and Hank McManus - MA

“Dear Leo & Gretchen: Phil and I would like to express our deep sympathy for the loss of your beautiful son. We had met Justin many years ago when...Read More »
32 of 100 | Posted by: Phil & Sue Watts - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen, Leo and Family, We are deeply sorry for your loss and pain. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We had the...Read More »
33 of 100 | Posted by: David & Donna Pineda - MA

“To the Martin Family, Each of us is faced with difficulties in our lives that seem unbearable. We feel lost, afraid, and hurt. This is simply a...Read More »
34 of 100 | Posted by: AveryLee and the Skibel Family - MA

“My dear friend Gretchen, to you and Leo, Josh & Tiffany, No words seem adequate to bring you comfort from your heartache and pain. To love so deeply...Read More »
35 of 100 | Posted by: Shirley & Rich LaFlamme - MA

“I rememebr justins prescencse when my daughter attended footloose although i did not know him he was a very nice man .. always saying hi how are ya...Read More »
36 of 100 | Posted by: nicole - granby, MA

“Melissa, Judy, and the Martin Family- I had the honor of knowing Justin for quite a few years, he was a good friend to my little brother and of...Read More »
37 of 100 | Posted by: Kim Thomas - Chandler, AZ

“To: Officer Martin and family We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything let...Read More »
38 of 100 | Posted by: Vicki and Dennis Pfeifer-Baldwin - CT

“To Josh and Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. ”
39 of 100 | Posted by: Tom Baker - vernon, CT

“Dearest Gretchen, Leo & Family, Thinking of you with deepest Sympathy and Love, Betty & Art ”
40 of 100 | Posted by: Betty & Art Gionti - Amherst, MA

“Gretchen, Leo and family. There are no words that can express what our hearts are feeling. We all loved Justin and were so happy to be a part of his...Read More »
41 of 100 | Posted by: Candace (Czupkiewicz)McNeaney - MA

“I only met Justin a few times in his short life but I just had to come and pay my respects. He was a really nice person very friendly and I liked him...Read More »
42 of 100 | Posted by: Heather - Northampton, MA

“My thoughts, my prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the Martin family and friends. I just wanted to say I had the honor and privilege of knowing...Read More »
43 of 100 | Posted by: Jay Viens - Belchertown, MA

“To the Martin Family and Melissa and the Massey Family, Our thoughts and prayers go out to You and your Families during this incredibly difficult...Read More »
44 of 100 | Posted by: The Reed-Coates Family - MA

“Melissa and the Martin & Massey Family, I am so sorry to hear about Justin. My heart is broken. I can still remember his "apple dumplings" at...Read More »
45 of 100 | Posted by: Dianne & Don St.Peter - Ludlow, MA

“Melissa & The Martin Family, May you find peace in the Lord during this most trying time. IJohn 4:16 - God is love. Whoever lives in love lives...Read More »
46 of 100 | Posted by: Ed & Sharon Glaszcz - Granby, MA

“Gretchen, Leo and Family, We offer our deepest condolences for your lose. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time. ”
47 of 100 | Posted by: David and Regina Supczak - Palmer, MA

“To the Martin Family: Words can not express the sorrow and love for your family. Justin was an incredible person that impacted many lives. Everyone...Read More »
48 of 100 | Posted by: Heather - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen and Leo, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. He is in the loving hands of god. ”
49 of 100 | Posted by: Bob & Peggy Dubuque - granby, MA

“Melissa and her family, Even though God has taken Justin from our lives, he will always be a part of the Footloose family. We feel blessed to have...Read More »
50 of 100 | Posted by: Linda and Kelly - Belchertown, MA

“I have had the honor and priveledge of being Justin's older brother for the past thirty-three and a half years. Not only was I his brother but best...Read More »
51 of 100 | Posted by: Josh Martin - East Hartford, CT

“Melissa and the Massey Family, There are no words that can console you at this most difficult time. We know that Justin meant a lot to all of you...Read More »
52 of 100 | Posted by: The Burdick Family - Belchertown, MA

“Dearest Gretchen, thank you so much for raising a son that always gave me hugs and smiles and made each day brighter for so many people. He will...Read More »
53 of 100 | Posted by: Maureen Madden - Belchertown, MA

“We are so sorry to hear about Justin's passing. It is so difficult losing a child - we know! May God bring you comfort at this time of your loss. ...Read More »
54 of 100 | Posted by: Jan and Duane Cromack - Hadley,, MA

“We are so sorry to hear about Justin's passing. It is so difficult losing a child - we know! May God bring you comfort at this time of your loss. ...Read More »
55 of 100 | Posted by: Jan and Duane Cromack - Hadley,, MA

“You will be in our hearts and memories always, We love you! ”
56 of 100 | Posted by: Rachel Dodge - Belchertown, MA

“Justin, you are an angel in heaven now. Your smile and warm heart will be missed by all who knew you. My prayers are with your family at this...Read More »
57 of 100 | Posted by: Janet Zajac - Belchertown, MA

“Ever since I was little, Justin had always been there. Whether is was helping around the studio, or just around town. No matter where it was, his...Read More »
58 of 100 | Posted by: Victoria Holmes - Belchertown, MA

“Leo, Gretchen , Josh , Tiff and Melisa I know words are of little comfort right now But please know you all have our deepest sympathy. Justin was an...Read More »
59 of 100 | Posted by: Lisa Barthelette -Denehy - Granby, MA

“I have never met someone who could light up a room with a smile like Justin, he will truly be missed. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. ”
60 of 100 | Posted by: Becky - Palmer, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Justin. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great guy. Always had a smile on his face. He...Read More »
61 of 100 | Posted by: Maggie Chagnon - South Hadley, MA

“Gretchen, Leo, Josh, and Family~ There are no words to express our sorrow for the loss of Justin. He was an amazing man! I feel blessed to have...Read More »
62 of 100 | Posted by: Abby O'Brien - Belchertown, MA

“I would like to say that I had the honor of knowing Justin for many years, although I have not seen him in quite some time, he truly will be missed. ...Read More »
63 of 100 | Posted by: Shannon Paquette - Springfield, MA

“Leo, Gretchen and Justin above, My thoughts and paryers are always with you. I am sorry for such a great loss. Justin will be greatly missed. If...Read More »
64 of 100 | Posted by: Jenn M Clark - Belchertown, MA

“"I am a very easy going person with a giant heart which i refuse to hide. I jump in feet first. i love to smile and laugh. i stay away from...Read More »
65 of 100 | Posted by: Danielle Park-Cloutier - MA

“Leo & Gretchen, We will miss Justin's bright smiling face in church. Will never forget how as liturgist he always started with his own special 'hi...Read More »
66 of 100 | Posted by: Rick Rabe & Julie Jonassen - MA

“Gretchen , Leo and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss I wish there were something I could say or do to ease your sorrow. With all my love ...Read More »
67 of 100 | Posted by: Irene Gay - B'town, MA

“I know of a few words that really describe Justin , Love, Truth, Real, Caring,Friend,Mine,Ours,Helpful,Gretchen's,Josh's,Tiff's, Warm, Angel,...Read More »
68 of 100 | Posted by: Leo Martin - Granby, MA

“Be at peace my friend! ”
69 of 100 | Posted by: Jim Couture - MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Justin your smile and great nature will always be remembered. ”
70 of 100 | Posted by: Jenn & Jon Ablicki - Belchertown, MA

“Dear Grethen, Leo and family: My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Justin was such a dear friend to me and I am always going to...Read More »
71 of 100 | Posted by: Julie Constant - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen, Leo, Josh and Tiffany: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all the wonderful memories of Justin give your hearts...Read More »
72 of 100 | Posted by: Melissa Suchecki (Marsh) - MA

“Gretchen and Leo, My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I'm glad I had the chance to meet him. ”
73 of 100 | Posted by: Justine Kubaska - Hardwick, MA

“My heart is soooooo with you and yours. God Bless. ”
74 of 100 | Posted by: Ruthella Tucker - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen, Leo, Josh & Melissa Our deepest sympathy for the loss of a dear son & brother. Justin always had a way of lighting up any room with his...Read More »
75 of 100 | Posted by: Melanie & Michael Salvador - MA

“TO Leo, Gretchen and Josh, My deepest sympathies go out to you for your loss. Although I have not seen Justin in quite a while, I will miss...Read More »
76 of 100 | Posted by: Dan Copenhaver, jr. - Belchertown, MA

“Gretchen, Leo, Josh & Melissa: My deepest sympathies to all of you for your loss. Justin was and always will be an amazing man. He had an immense...Read More »
77 of 100 | Posted by: Heather Crepeau - Chicopee, MA

“Leo, Gretchen, Josh and Tiff, It's amazing to see how many lives Justin touched. How many people took comfort in his big smile and outreached hand....Read More »
78 of 100 | Posted by: Shannon & Keith Filippelli - MA

“Justin was a good friend, always there to lend a helping hand as needed. I am grateful to have known him. A great neighbor who will be missed. My...Read More »
79 of 100 | Posted by: Kevin Scott - Belchertown, MA

“Justin was a great person. I loved to see that smile! He will be sadly missed. My thoughts go out to the Martin and Brown family. ”
80 of 100 | Posted by: Amy Berube - Ludlow, MA

“Gretchen, Leo & Family, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are thinking of you. Rich & Betty Boyko ”
81 of 100 | Posted by: Rich & Betty Boyko - Belchertown, MA

“My first encounter with Justin was my first week at Belchertown High School. My loose lips had gotten me in a bit of trouble and he stepped forward...Read More »
82 of 100 | Posted by: Melissa Morrissette - Belchertown, MA

“Justin was such a help to us in the beginning of BCTV and he was a joy to watch every year in the parade. Safe journey home, Justin. ”
83 of 100 | Posted by: Peg and Lew Louraine - MA

“The Martin Family and Melissa: My heart goes out to all of you more then i can express. It was no secret how GREAT of a guy Justin truely was. His...Read More »
84 of 100 | Posted by: Danielle Demers - Belchertown, MA

“To Melissa and her family~our hearts and prayers go out to you & your family as well as the Martin's. ”
85 of 100 | Posted by: Pamela & Floyd Fairbanks Jr(Sandy & Joe D'Ordine daughter) - MA

“I will always remember Justin for his Smiles and Hugs. Everytime I saw Justin he always said hello and gave me such a big smile then gave me a big...Read More »
86 of 100 | Posted by: JoAnn Holmes - Belchertown, MA

“To Justins family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of a dear son & brother. I remember all he gave above and beyond for the Footloose school of...Read More »
87 of 100 | Posted by: Karen Kline - Belchertown, MA

“Dear Gretchen & Josh, I remember Justine way back to our Lord Jeffery days, he always gave me his big smile! I always enjoyed bumping into him around...Read More »
88 of 100 | Posted by: Rebecca Mahoney Hubbard - MA

“Both Meghan and I are very sorry for your loss. We knew Justin through Footloose School of Dance and was very impressed with how he managed the...Read More »
89 of 100 | Posted by: Pam and Meghan Leckie - MA

“Gretchen: I know the many prayers u said for me, i needed them at the time now u need them & i will say them for u My thoughts & prayers are with...Read More »
90 of 100 | Posted by: Bob Squires - Thorndike, MA

“Gretchen: I know the many prayers u said for me, i needed them at the time now u need them & i will say them for u My thoughts & prayers are with...Read More »
91 of 100 | Posted by: Bob Squires - Thorndike, MA

“Gretchen & Leo and family, My deepest sympathy and prayers for you all during this difficult time. ”
92 of 100 | Posted by: Jennifer Addie - Chicopee, MA

“May we all Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on our friends and family for strength. Josh, Gretchen & Leo please always remember how much you...Read More »
93 of 100 | Posted by: Kathy Cartelli Vieu & Family - MA

“My heart goes out to you his family and to his many friends. Justin's many acts of kindness and gentle spirit will be remembered always. Peace be...Read More »
94 of 100 | Posted by: Mary Ann Brennen - Belchertown, MA

“My fondest memory of Justin is when we were all really young kids and our families would always go camping together, we all went tubing on Lake...Read More »
95 of 100 | Posted by: Karen Addie - Chicopee, MA

“Gretchen & Leo, Our heart-felt pain goes out to you and your family. Losing one's child has to be one of life's most trying tribulations. Here's...Read More »
96 of 100 | Posted by: Michael & Nancy Mathras - MA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Justin. He had a beautiful soul and will be missed. ”
97 of 100 | Posted by: Kerri - monson, MA

“We all have lost a dear and valued friend. He was one of the warmest people I have known. A true Christen in every sense - committed to God, his...Read More »
98 of 100 | Posted by: Dan Fitzpatrick - Belchertown, MA

“Melissa, I was so sad to hear about Justin. I remember times he would say to me how nice I looked for the recital and what a great job I did. He was...Read More »
99 of 100 | Posted by: Aminah Montague - Dumfries, VA

“Melissa & The Martin Family, Words cannot express my condolences for the loss of Justin. I will always remember him as a teddy bear and his big...Read More »
100 of 100 | Posted by: Lisette Montague - Dumfries, VA


Justin L. Martin, 33, of North Washington St. left us on February 17, 2009. He was born August 13, 1975 in Springfield, MA, beloved son of Leo E. and Gretchen E. (Bock) Martin of Granby.
He was raised in Belchertown and graduated from Belchertown High in 1993. Justin worked as a general manager of tech and clerical support for Amrac and Charter Communications. He was also the former general contractor and caretaker of Footloose Dance Studio. Justin attended Hope United Methodist Church and was a liturgist and usher. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan who enjoyed many games from the Green Monster.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his loving brother Josh Martin of E. Hartford, CT and a stepsister Tiffany Brown of Orange. Justin was a trusted caring friend to all and prided himself in being a preaching believing Christian, who will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known him.
A Memorial Services will be held at Hope United Methodist Church, Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Hope United Methodist Church, PO Box 933, Belchertown, MA 01007.

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