Derry, NH — Joan T. (Surawski) Martin, 91, of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefullyon Monday, August 12, at Aurora Senior Living at Derry, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lawrence, and was the daughter of the late Frank and Florentina (Muraska) Surawski. She was the widow of Edward M. Martin.
Joan worked for many years as a department manager at Zayre’s and also a store manager for McQuades Clothing in Lawrence.
Joan was a humble and generous person, always putting the needs of others before her own. She loved her family, and found much happiness in preparing and sharing delicious home-cooked meals and Polish specialties.
She will be remembered for her gentle, thoughtful, sincere spirit, and beautiful smile. Joan will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Joan is survived by her children, Bernard E. Martin and his wife, Maria, and Nancy P. Brown and her husband, David; and her grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Christopher Martin, Craig Brown, and Ryan Brown, all of Derry. Joan was predeceased by her daughter, Caroline J. Martin, and her brothers, Stanley Surawski, Louis Surawski, Luther Surawski, and Augustine Surawski, and her sister, Natalie Jukins.
ARRANGEMENTS: At the request of the family, calling hours and services will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joan’s memory to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 407115, Boston, MA 02241.
To send the Martin family a condolence, please visit www.cataudellafh.com. Assisting the family with arrangements is Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen.