Wayne R. Martin

Date of Passing:

August 10, 2021

Martin, Wayne Robert, a life-long resident of Barrington, RI, passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2021. He was the beloved husband to Caron (Murgo) for 44 years. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of Yolande (Moreau) Martin and the late Robert Martin.

He was a devoted father to his son Christopher (Beth-Ann) and beloved grandfather to Hazel Quinn (HQ), the apple of his eye.

Wayne was a highly accomplished carpenter whose reputation for expert craftsmanship was widely known and appreciated. He worked for his father and uncle for many years before he took over the family business, Martin Brother’s Construction Company.

Wayne’s many passions included woodworking, fast cars, relaxing at his home in Bridgton, Maine, enjoying a cigar and a “good” stout or porter, fishing on Moose Pond and spending time with his family and friends, but especially being Grampy to HQ. Wayne will be remembered fondly, among other things, for his quick wit, booming voice and wicked sense of humor. All can agree who knew him that Heaven just got a little louder.

Wayne, the oldest of five brothers leaves behind Richard (Kathy) Paul (Doreen), Kevin (Maga), Craig (Judy) and many nieces and nephews

Flowers are respectfully declined. Contributions in Wayne’s name to a favorite charity would be deeply appreciated.

Calling hours will be held in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside on Saturday August 21, 2021 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a Celebration his Life at 3:00pm. The Martin Family is kindly requesting for everyone who is attending Wayne’s Celebration of Life and Calling Hours to please wear a face mask. Burial will be private.

Online Condolences


  1. Caron,
    We were so saddened to hear of Wayne”s death. Such a terrible loss. I have many funny and happy memories. He was a great man. Sincere condolences to you Caron and all of the Martin and Murgo families .

  2. Dear Caron and Chris
    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our hearts go out to you and all your family
    With sympathy,
    Jodi and doug kelsey

  3. I grew up living next door to the Martin’s from the 1960’s to the 1980’s. You couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor than Wayne Martin. I have many fond memories of hanging out with Wayne playing basketball in the Martin driveway, playing wiffle ball, playing horseshoe’s, and watching and listening as Wayne worked on his Chevy SS or Plymouth Duster in the driveway. He was a really good role model for us younger kids in the neighborhood, and I learned a lot from him. He was a super guy with a super personality, and I’m truly saddened to hear that he has passed away. My condolences and regards to the Martin’s and the Murgo’s.

  4. Caron and Chris. I am sorry to learn about Wayne’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. “Mr Martin” was a great neighbor during our time living on Evergreen St and a great carpenter who improved my home over the years. My deepest sympathy to you as you are in my thoughts.

  5. Sending condolences and prayers for Wayne and all the family.

  6. Dear Martin family it’s with a sad heart that I have to write this note to him “Wayne”. The first night I met/was Introduced to uncle Wayne I was overwhelmed and he holds my hand and told me you either run or you are in with us. I did not run because he holds me and supports me every time I needed to. Uncle Wayne “I’m going to miss our dinner time.” My deepest sympathies to the Murgo and Martin family in this difficult time.
    “Con amor para mi viejo querido, Maga Herrera-Martin

  7. Caron, I am so saddened to hear this – Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending so much love and support to you during this difficult time. You are loved, supported and embraced by an entire community. Keep faith at this time. You are not alone.

  8. Dear Caron and Chris, I was so shocked and then very sad to hear about Wayne’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your families during this most difficult time. May your many happy memories of Wayne forever stay in your heart and bring smiles to your face.

  9. Caron
    we are so sorry and were devistated on hearing the news of Wayne’s passing. Wayne was such a great guy an we will surely miss talking with him through van or seeing you both when out walking the dog down the neighborhood. We send our love and sincere sympathy to you, Chris , Wayne’s mom & Families

  10. Caron and Chris: I have been thinking of you every day since hearing the news. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that each day brings comfort abs peace to you and your family.

  11. Caron, sending all my love to you and Your family. I am so sorry for your loss my friend! You and your family will be in my prayers

  12. Dear Caron and Family, To suddenly lose a loved one is such a shock. Our deepest sympathy and love to all of you.

  13. Caron, Chris and dear Yolande,. My life was blessed when the Martin family came into it via St. Luke’s. If words could ease the pain or bring Wayne back, I would write a book. Enfolding you in prayer as you go through this shocking journey. With a sad ❤️ heart

  14. Wayne will be missed dearly. He was a lifelong friend.
    Living next door, we grew up together sharing many fun times.
    Fond memories of playing baseball in his yard, playground and little league, basketball in his driveway all day and night, and hockey on the local ponds and in school.
    Will never forget the fun fishing expeditions whether it was riding our bikes when we were kids to the local pond or later in life on some guy trips.
    We shared our love for fast cars, always tinkering and attending race events.
    Wayne was like a brother, he was always there for me, and his family always welcomed me and was a a big part of my life.
    I will always cherish the time I had with Wayne. He was an extremely talented craftsman, but most importantly a great son, husband, father, brother and grandfather.
    Words cannot express my condolences to his Mom, Caron, Chris and all of his brothers and granddaughter.
    The world lost a really fine man, and he will never be forgotten.

  15. My deepest sympathies go to Caron, Mrs. Martin, Paul, Rick, Kevin and Craig and the entire Murgo and Martin families. Having such a great neighbor like Wayne made growing up in our neighborhood a total joy. He was such a kind and gentle individual.

  16. Caron, Mrs. Martin, Ricky, Paul, Kevin, Craig, and Chris, I am so deeply sorry for your loss of Wayne. I have such fond memories of growing up with him as one of the neighborhood kids we played with on Townsend Street. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  17. Dear Caron and Chris and family, our thoughts are with you at this time. Prayers for strength in the coming days. Bless his soul, he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, friend and Grampy.

  18. Car on and family, my heart hurts for you all. Wayne was like a big brother to me and I have such wonderful memories of our childhood on Townsend street. Our payers are with you. He was a lovely man.

  19. Caron, Yolande and your family – Please accept my condolences on the passing of Wayne. You are in my payers.

  20. Caron and the Murgo/Martin families… I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Wayne was an amazing guy. He was so inctedibly funny and had a heart of gold.. He is truly going to be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤

  21. Caron, Dave and I send our deepest condolences to you and the entire Martin and Murgo family. You will be in our prayers as you go through this difficult time. Rest in peace Wayne.

  22. Caron and family,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing, My deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to all. May all your wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

  23. Dear Caron -for many years we exchanged waves with Wayne as he came and went to and from your home past ours on Evergreen St -it was pretty much a daily ritual that we still remember -we are so sorry to learn of his passing and extend our deepest sympathy to you your son and extended family

  24. Caron and family, We are so so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days ahead. May God give strength to get through these difficult times.

  25. Deepest sympathy to the Martin family. So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Sending all of you prayers and hugs. Dan, Louann, Kiera, Dan. & Victoria Regan

  26. My deepest sympathies to Caron and the Martin family. I am truly saddened to hear of Wayne’s passing.

  27. Been thinking of Wayne since hearing the awful news. An artist as a carpenter, he was also a terrific athlete. Anchored our 4×100 relay team at the Class B’s at Hendricken our sophomore year. Thanks to Wayne, we took second place. Serious wheels! He almost beat the kid from Hope, but later told us all he could think about was not dropping the baton!! Always smile when I think of that day, which I hope we all will when the pain of loss subsides a bit. Love to the Martins and Murgos. ?❤️

  28. Carin, son, Chris, and family,
    I am very sorry to hear of your husband’s sudden passing. What a terrible loss for you all. I know God will keep him and you all in his care.

  29. I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne. He was such a great guy. The Martin family and the Murgo family are in my prayers ???

  30. My heart breaks for you Mrs. Martin and my brother, Chris. What a wonderful man Wayne was, I’ll never stop being impressed by him.
    Much love,
    Colin & Jess

  31. Caron, I’m so sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. My prayers are with you. Such wonderful memories from when we were all young.

  32. Caron, I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  33. Caron – I had the honor and priviledge of growing up as Wayne’s (and the entire Martin crew) next door neighbor here on Townsend Street. No one could ever ask for any friendlier and kinder neighbors than Wayne and the rest of the Martins. With regards to Wayne’s carpentry skills, , the renovations Wayne completed to my home here will forever stand as a testament to his carpentry skills and artistry. Wayne will be dearly missed by all of us who are still living here on Townsend street . Please know that you all have our deepest sympathies.

  34. Caron, Chris and family,
    Bruce and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and the family. Such great memories of our families spending time together when the kids were growing up and Wayne front and center; from helping us get our first dog for the kids, camping in Maine, t-ball games, Halloween parties, to name a few. He will be greatly missed.

  35. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Doug spent many days as a young kid with Wayne. Our sympathies are with you. Jan & Doug Collard

  36. Caron So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing he was a great man and will be missed, my prayers are with you and your family.

  37. Caron, our sympathies to you. A true and kind man….. a great craftsman too.

  38. Caron and family, so sad to hear of Wayne’s, unexpected passing. A fellow West Barrington kid will always be remembered as a gentle man and raised by a great family

  39. Dear Caron and family. Was sorry to hear about Wayne’s passing. Have many wonderful memories of my friendship with Wayne in are younger days. My prayers to the Martin and Murgo families. Deepest sympathy, Frank Fressilli

  40. Caron and Chris we are so sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love Em Bob and Paul Fenton

  41. Wayne epitomized the all-around “class act.” He was one of the early friends I made outside of my little corner of Barrington. My prayers and condolences to Caron and the entire Murgo and Martin family.

  42. Caron, Chris and family, We are so deeply sorry for your profound loss. Wayne was a kind, caring man who was always willing to help if needed. If there is anything we on Evergreen Street can do, please let us know.

  43. Sending my sincere sympathy to Caron and the Murgo and Martin families on the sudden passing of Wayne.

  44. Caron-
    Sending my deepest sympathy during such a difficult time to you and your family. Words could never express how sorry I am, my friend. You are in my prayers.

  45. Caron and Chris I am so sorry that you have this heavy burden to bear losing a man so genuine, honest, loyal and loving. Prayers of healing are sent to you and the entire Murgo and Martin family. Sincerely, Joe Sturm

  46. Caron, Chris, Aunt Yoe, Rick, Paul, Kevin, Craig and entire family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Wayne will be greatly missed. ???

  47. Caron,
    Sending prayers, caring thoughts and love to you, Chris and family. Our deepest sympathies to you all in Wayne’s passing.

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