The Times West Virginian


March 10, 2013

Julia Martin

Mary Julia Martin, 89, of Grant Town, died Wednesday (March 6, 2013) at her residence with her longtime friend Minister Charlotte Moody Butler at her side. She was born In Grant Town on Nov. 6, 1923, daughter of Frank and Mary Meneci Sabatino.

Julia was a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church and a former member St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Grant Town and the church Altar Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxillary VFW 629 and the Grant Town Senior Citizen’s Outreach.

Julia formerly worked at Kopper Company Store in Grant Town. She was an avid gardener, bird watcher and animal lover. Julia enjoyed cooking and watching sports.

Julia is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Martin of Fairmont; her very close friend, Minister Charlotte Moody Butler; nephew, Frank Sabatino; and niece, Connie Sabatino (Dan) Erdeljac. Also surviving are niece, Mary (Lou) DiBiaggio of State College, Pa.; beloved sister-in-law, Ethel (Sherman) Martin Hardesty of Fairmont; several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; and close friend, Stella Belotsky.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Junior Martin; brothers, Ralph (Mae) Sabatino of Ellwood City, Pa., and James (Rose) Sabatino of Grant Town; nephews, Patsy Sabatino of Ellwood City, Pa., and Frank Sabatino also of Ellwood City, Pa. She is also preceded in death by nieces, Rose Marie Sabatino Yann and Carol Sabatino, and her lifelong friend of 82 years, Anna May Hlusko Belotsky.

Friends may call at Ross Funeral Home, 801 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont, today from 1-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church with Fr. Robert A. Perriello as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens. A vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Donations can be made in memory of Julia to Pet Helpers 726 East Park Ave., PMB 311, Fairmont, WV 26554.

The family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice Services, Tammy, Nicole and Shelly for all their care.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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