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Paul D. Martanis

November 5, 1964 September 8, 2016
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Paul D. Martanis, age 51, of Orange, CT, beloved partner of Takashi Yoshikawa "Tak", whom he shared a 20 year marriage commitment, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, September 8, 2016 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born in Bridgeport, November 5, 1964, Paul was a graduate of Jonathan Law High School and State Academy of Hairdressing. He was a hairdresser for thirty years and was employed at Picasso Hair Art in Orange.

In addition to Tak, he is survived by his parents Paul "Sonny" and Bridget (Salvaggio) Martanis; brother, Michael Martanis and his wife Dawn of Florida and two sisters, Dallas and Sydney Stephen of Milford.  He also leaves behind his faithful dogs, Dudley and Coco. He is predeceased by his sister, Nicole Stephen; paternal grandparents, John and Sophie Martanis and maternal grandparents, Frank and Mary Jane Salvaggio.

Friends are invited to attend his funeral on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. from the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St. Stratford and at 9:00 a.m. in St. James Church, Stratford, CT for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery, Orange, CT. Visitation will be Monday, September 12, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Patty Farnham, Angela Stone, and Season's Hospice, especially Yolanda, Ashley J., Mary, Erika and Ashley C. for their excellent care of Paul.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Paul's memory to either Smile Train (cleft palate), P.O. Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231, smiletrain.org or Season's Hospice, 1579 Straits Tnpk., Unit I-E, Middlebury, CT 06762-1835, seasonsfoundation.org.

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Visitation

Monday

12

Sep

4:00 PM 9/12/2016 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/12/2016 8:00:00 PM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Service

Tuesday

13

Sep

8:00 AM 9/13/2016 8:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

13

Sep

9:00 AM 9/13/2016 9:00:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Tuesday

13

Sep

11:00 AM 9/13/2016 11:00:00 AM
Orange Center Cemetery

640 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477

Orange Center Cemetery
640 Orange Center Road Orange 06477 CT
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Orange Center Cemetery Final Resting Place

640-646 Orange Center Road
Orange, CT 06477

640-646 Orange Center Road Orange 06477 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Smile Train

Season's Hospice

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