John Edward Martin, Sr., age 89, beloved husband of the late Helen Makowski Martin, of Milford, passed away peacefully on Saturday October 19, 2013 at Ct Hospice in Branford, surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 12, 1924 in Mamaroneck, New York he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Martin. John enjoyed his time at the casino, was an avid golfer and loved tending to his garden and being outside. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend and will be missed by all who knew him. John is survived by his three children Rosemary Philips and her husband Robert of Shelton, John Edward Martin, Jr., of TX and Kevin Martin of Milford; three grandchildren Brian Philips, Craig Philips and his wife Jennifer and Johnna Young; three great grandchildren Khristen and Jasmine Young and Avery Ryan Philips; two siblings Joan Cioffoletti and her husband Anthony and Robert Martin as well as several loving nieces and nephews. A Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street, Milford, CT 06460. Interment to immediately follow at Saint Mary Cemetery.\u00a0 Friends and family may call on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 4:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m. To leave online condolences please visit our website at www.codywhitefuneralservice.com.