Thomas Marian Martin of Plymouth, MA passed peacefully in his home surrounded by those he loved on February 5th, 2023 after a six year battle with cancer. Tom, an immensely loving and devoted husband and father was born in Whitman, MA on August 7th, 1954. He is survived by his loving wife, Annie. His daughter Brittany and her husband John Payne of Kingston, New York. His son Thomas Martin and his wife Amber Martin as well as their children Keira and Cillian Martin of Tigard, Oregon. Tom is also survived by his daughter Meaghan Martin, her fiancé John Feeney Jr. and his son Noah Feeney of Plymouth, Ma. Additionally, he is survived by Clayton Adams of Carver, Ma and Evan Connolly of Plymouth, Ma, both of whom, Tom considered sons of his own. Among all the loving people that Tom is survived by, we have to mention Rosie “the wonderful” dog who comforted Tom greatly in some of his hardest times. Tom grew up in Whitman, Ma, a son of Phyllis and Francis Burley. He graduated from Whitman Hanson High School in 1972 and went on to complete his associates degree at Massasoit College in 1974. Tom spent much of his young adulthood pursuing a nomadic life, traveling throughout the US and making friends and lifelong memories along the way. He often spoke fondly of his time in Key Largo and could always regale you with a story of his various antics. Tom would soon join the United States Army where he would continue his travels all over Europe, most notably Germany, where he was stationed in the early 1980’s, just in time to immerse himself in the punk scene of that age. In civilian life, Tom went on to become a heavy equipment operator and hoisting engineer for multiple establishments including the Quincy Shipyard, PA Landers and finally the MWRA where he would establish his career and make many meaningful and lasting friendships. Tom was a man of many interests and talents, an avid reader, musician, painter and most recently, gardener. He was also a Master Mason at Plymouth Lodge, he was a Freemason for 12 years, he traveled the York Rite path, was exulted to the degrees of Royal Arch Mason, council masonry and the order of Knights Templars since 2013. Tom was enthusiastic about many subjects including philosophy, psychology and spirituality, an active parishioner of Saint Bonaventure Church. He was able to find immense meaning in the world around him and was always happy to share his insights through conversation and writing. He also greatly enjoyed time spent on white horse beach often accompanied by a book or simply on a walk with his wonderful dog Rosie. In Tom’s life he also greatly enjoyed sailing his boat Crescendo around Plymouth Bay. Tom wore many hats from Husband to friend and father, jester and magician, he was truly one of a kind. He never shied away from striking up a conversation with anyone and everyone, a genuine people person who undoubtedly touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed, we are all certainly grateful for ever having the gift of knowing Tom Martin.
His funeral will be held from the CARTMELL-DAVIS LIFE CELEBRATION FUNERAL HOME. 619 State Road, Plymouth (Manomet) on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 10:00AM, followed by a funeral mass at St. Bonaventure’s Church, Manomet at 11:00AM. Interment will be held in the Massachusetts Cemetery, Bourne, MA. Visitation with the Martin family will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, February 12, 2023 from 3:00PM – 7:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, his family is asking that donations be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center in Plymouth.

Kathy Cartmell-Sirrico

Funeral Director

Kathy has been a lifelong resident of Plymouth and grew up in the funeral business. After graduating from Plymouth Carver High in 1974, she earned her Funeral Director’s license at the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. After her father’s retirement in 1985, Kathy took over his business. She was selected by the Governor of Massachusetts to serve on the State Division of Professional Licensure under the board of Funeral Directing and Embalming for several years which included a position as Chairman. Kathy also served on CURA Visiting Nurses, Cranberry Hospice, and Plymouth Public Library as a board member. Kathy also served on committees for St. Mary Parish in Plymouth. She was the first woman President for the Plymouth Kiwanis. In addition, she also was deployed to St. Charles Parish and New Orleans as a Mortuary Officer for DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) following the events of Hurricane Katrina. Kathy is the proud mother of twins and grandmother of two. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends, family and her dog Morticia.

Paul Santos

Funeral Director

Paul has been a Plymouth native his entire life. He graduated from Plymouth-Carver Regional High School Class of 1971. He attended Massasoit Community College and received a degree in Business Administration. Paul had an interest in the Funeral Industry and decided to attend the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. He received his funeral directing license in 1975. Paul apprenticed with a local funeral home from 1974-1976. His career took another turn where he became a Sergeant for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Paul has been retired for the past few years and has rejoined the funeral industry here at Cartmell-Davis. He is a Communicant of St Joseph Church in Kingston as well as a Eucharist Minster. Paul served on the Plymouth Board of Health for eight years where he also served as Chairman for two of those years. Paul is active in the community and is a member of the American Legion Post 40 SAL Squadron, Past Vice President for the Unity Club and is also a member of the Seaside Club, the Hill Top Club, the Columbo Club, the Young America Club. Paul is also a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #4480 in Kingston, MA.

Seth Silveira

Funeral Director

Seth has been working with Cartmell-Davis since 2018 and is a recent graduate of Cape Cod Community College, earning his degree in Mortuary Science. A strong sense of service to the elderly and disabled person, he has advocated for their independent living and safe homes prior to joining the funeral home. Seth is a graduate of UMass Dartmouth, Charlton School of Business. In his spare time, Seth enjoys golf, playing the guitar and volunteering as a youth baseball umpire.

Heidie L. Grant

Funeral Director, Licensed Insurance Agent, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Heidie (Lawrence) Grant has worked in the funeral service business for over twenty-five years. She enjoys working with a dedicated, caring and generous staff of people who believe that assisting families during their difficult time is top priority. She believes in meeting and exceeding all expectations throughout the entire funeral planning process and doing whatever possible to make it easier for the family.

Mary Aveni

Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Celebrant

Mary is happy to be back home in Plymouth after living and working on the North Shore of Boston in a well-known funeral home for the past 30 years. Mary attended Plymouth-Carver High School Class of 1980. Following graduation, she attended the New England Institute for Applied Arts and Sciences where she earned her degree in Funeral Service. She joined the Cartmell-Davis team in 2017 and has reacquainted with the community, family and friends. Mary knew her pathway at a young age. Her desire to help people with compassion, comfort and respect has guided her love for funeral service. Mary was asked by NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association) to offer her assistance immediately following the events of September 11th, 2001. Mary worked diligently with DNA Specialists and Families helping them through a horrific time in our nation’s history. Mary is one of four siblings and has 2 nephews. Mary is a proud member of the Plymouth Arts Center. On time off, Mary relaxes by the sand or surf but is always up for listening to music, taking in an art show or seeing a play and spending time with friends and family.

Daniel R. Holland

Care Center Manager, Funeral Director

Dan is a proud graduate of Plymouth North High School Class of 2000. His desire to work with families and the community lead him to attend the Funeral Institute of the Northeast upon his graduation. As a former Mortuary Officer with DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team), he has helped families find closure in the worst times such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Continental Flight 3407 disaster in Buffalo, NY. Dan has been recognized as the top “40 under 40” by the Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine (2017). Always willing to learn, Dan is busy attending classes and seminars to better serve the funeral profession and families. Actively involved in the Lions Club (Past President), you can find him out with his dog Harper, or working on his home with his husband Chris.

Kenneth Dooley

Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth began his career in International Banking in New York City. After 25 years, he decided to start a new career as a business owner in Key West. After 20 years in the event business Kenneth and his husband Peter decided to sell their business. As a recent transplant to Plymouth, Kenneth has joined us in his new position as CFO. Kenneth brings to the table 40 years of accounting and business expertise to our family business focusing on the day to day financial operations.

Jeffrey D. LaForest

Funeral Assistant, After Care Coordinator, Vice President / Owner

Jeff has been part of the Cartmell-Davis family his entire life as cousin to Kathy Cartmell Sirrico. Experienced as a funeral apprentice, he lends a hand, offers an ear to listen and guides survivors to celebrating a life in his work as After Care Coordinator. Jeff believes that “each family grieves differently; no family grieves the same”. Jeff is a former Flight Attendant/Recruiter who retired after a 30 year career with American Airlines. Pairing his knowledge of both the funeral and airline industry, he compassionately cared for the crew members families that lost a loved one following the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. In addition, Jeff is a former Mortuary Officer of DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) and was deployed to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina where he assisted in recovery efforts. He is a cantor/soloist for St. Bonaventure Parish in Plymouth. Jeff is a proud Uncle to several nieces and nephews, loves spending time with family, friends and his husband John and their two dogs Shelby and M’Lynn.

John J. Vincent, Jr.

Funeral Director and Insurance Agent, President / Owner

A lifelong Plymouth native, John is actively involved in the community with leadership roles with the Lions Club, St. Joseph’s Council #4480, Knights of Columbus, Old Colony Club, Young America Club and the Portuguese Continental Union Lodge #1 Plymouth. Equally, he is dedicated to serving his funeral profession as a member of the Board of Directors for the MA Funeral Directors Association and as a Mortuary Officer with DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) for FEMA. If asked, John would say the most rewarding part of his work is serving families during the most difficult times by listening and helping them through the healing process. He loves being part of a team that shares his compassionate manner and celebratory service. During time off, John loves living in the Pinehills Community with his husband, Jeff, and their two dogs, Shelby and M’Lynn, traveling, the sunshine and spending time with friends.