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Loretta Marie Rose (Collin) Martin

September 19, 1926 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 94)


Loretta Marie Rose (Collin) Martin, 94, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 14, 2021.  She now joins her husband, Charles and her sons, John and Russell in eternal peace.

Born in St. Agatha, Maine on September 19, 1926 to the late Edwin and Marie Anne (Guimond) Collin, Loretta was raised and educated in Maine where she began her teaching career and where she met her future husband, Charles.  They made their home in Plainville in the late 1960’s, where they raised their four sons.  Loretta continued teaching as a substitute for Plainville Schools, eventually becoming a health care advocate and home health aide.  Remembered for her kindness and compassion, she made many friends and acquaintances in her daily life.  Loretta was a woman of strong faith, and longtime communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church, practiced writing in her journal daily for most of her life, and was an active member and volunteer at the Plainville Senior Center.  She made her home with her son Peter and his family for the past three years, where they relished in their mutual appreciation for the UCONN lady huskies, the NY Yankees, and hours of game shows and visits from family, creating many cherished memories. 

She is survived by her son, Peter and his wife, Denise, with whom she made her home; and her son, Dennis all of Plainville; her daughter-in-law, Kimberly, her grandchildren, Alan, Michelle, Paul and Sean and great-granddaughter Grace; her sister Carmen Bartlett and her husband, Robert; her Goddaughter Suzy Bartlett and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and her sons, she was predeceased by her sisters, Rolande and Kathleen and her brother Lester.

A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Loretta’s life will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  Committal will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather before the Mass on Friday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville.  Guests are asked to attend in accordance with CDC guidelines, wear face coverings and practice social distancing. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit

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March 19, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Plainville Funeral Home
81 Broad St PO Box 877
Plainville, CT 06062

Mass of Christian Burial
March 19, 2021

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Mercy
95 Broad St
Plainville, CT 06062

March 19, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Joseph Cemetery
151 Farmington Ave
Plainville, CT 06062

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