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Nunzio "Nunzy" Martino

Honoring the Legacy of Nunzio "Nunzy" Martino

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of a true Marlborough legend and lifelong resident, Nunzio "Nunzy" Martino, who left this world at the remarkable age of 101. Nunzy's life was a testament to resilience, courage, and unwavering patriotism. He was not only a beloved member of our community but also a World War II Naval Veteran who served on the USS Benjamin Franklin during one of the most challenging periods in history.

Nunzy's journey took him from the heart of Marlborough to the high seas of WWII, where he played a pivotal role as part of the crew of the USS Benjamin Franklin. This ship, carrying the hopes and dreams of a nation at war, was subjected to a fierce attack by the Japanese forces. In the face of adversity, Nunzy exemplified the true spirit of a hero. Out of the 3000 crew members on board, he was one of the incredible 704 who survived the harrowing attack. His strength, determination, and camaraderie during that time stand as a testament to the indomitable human spirit.

In 2016, we had the honor of sitting down with Nunzy for a special Veterans segment, beautifully produced by Matt Besachio. During our conversation, Nunzy shared his experiences, offering us a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs that defined his service in the Navy. His stories of sacrifice, dedication, and the bonds formed with his fellow servicemen were a true inspiration to all who had the privilege of listening.

To relive Nunzy's remarkable journey and pay tribute to his memory, we invite you to watch the special Veterans segment by clicking on the link below. It is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by individuals like Nunzy Martino, whose legacy will forever be etched in the history of our community and our nation.

As we bid farewell to Nunzy "Nunzy" Martino, we remember his courage, honor his dedication, and express our deepest gratitude for his service. His legacy will continue to shine as a beacon of hope, reminding us of the strength that resides within each of us. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, dear Nunzy. Your memory will forever live on in our hearts.


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