Gibbons Family Funeral Home, Ltd.
5917 W. Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60634-2618

Phone:(773) 777-3944

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Laurence Martin

Laurence Frances Martin, 100, native of Ballynagearn, Magheracloone, Carrickmacross, Co. Monoghan, Ireland; passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Sarah nee McNally for 69 years. Devoted son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen née McCahey, stepmother Eva nee Crowley; cherished father of Patrick (Sharon), Dean (Eileen),Terrence (Marie), Paul, Colleen (John) Hanley and, the late Laurence (Christine); adoring grandfather of Sean (Bernadette), Heather (James) Young, Alana, Aisling, Kelly, Brendan, Tara (John) Bradley, Shane, Kyle (Hanna), Patrick, Sheila, Colleen, Erin, Meghan, Katie, Michael, Bridie and Martin; fond great grandfather Nathan, Noah, Jack, Daisy, Patrick and Liam;  He was preceded in death by his siblings Thomas (Bridget), Patrick and Maureen (Paddy) Clarke. Larry Martin was a self-taught mechanic who worked as a foreman mechanic for the Peoples Gas Company for 30 years. Also, the proud owner of three newspaper stands in the city of Chicago. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Larry will always be remembered by his family as a hardworking, quiet but strong man who left his family with many words of wisdom. Until we meet again …May the angels bring him safely into the arms of Jesus. Funeral Monday 9:45 AM from Gibbons Family Funeral Home, 5917 W. Irving Park Rd. (1/2 Block East of Austin) to Immaculate Conception Church (Harlem & Talcott). Mass 10:30 AM. Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3-8 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. For info 773-777-3944 or

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Sunday, May 19, 2024
from 3:00 until 8:00 PM
at Gibbons Family Funeral Home
5917 W. Irving Park Rd.
Chicago 60634

Mass (Live Stream will be Available)
Monday, May 20, 2024
10:30 AM at
Immaculate Conception Church (Harlem & Talcott)
7211 W. Talcott
Chicago 60631

Maryhill Cemetery
8600 N. MIlwaukee
Niles, 60714

This post has 3 comments
D Neary
18 May 2024

Ar dheis de go raibh a anam. Sending our sincere and heartfelt sympathies on the passing of Mr Martin. May fond memories shared with family & friends bring you comfort in the days to come. Best wishes, Patrick & Eileen Gleeson & family ☘️🙏💕

Eileen and Pat Byrne
18 May 2024

Deepest sympathies to an amazing family. RIP

Ed Kowynia
18 May 2024

My memories of your father are very few and only from these past few years; but the memories are very “fond”, especially when Dawn & I had the opportunity to speak with him and your family several years ago as you were all leaving Gale Street Inn, celebrating his “special” birthday. I believe it was his 95th. Thanks be to God.


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