LINCOLN – Constance Pamela Martin, 64, passed away peacefully March 29, 2012, at a local hospital after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was born Nov. 25, 1947, in Boston, daughter of the late Arthur S. and Lillian G. Dawes.
Connie grew up in Lincoln and lived her whole life in the area, and was especially fond of the local ponds, namely Cold Stream and Little Narrows, and she resided at Center Pond in later days. She loved being on the water boating, especially paddling her kayak. She enjoyed swimming and all of nature that accompanied the ponds, especially the ducks and loons. She will always be remembered for her love of flowers and her green thumb. She enjoyed many years as a floral designer at a local shop, where she took pride in her work. She shared equal joy in tending to her beautiful annuals and perennials she grew at her home. She was a meticulous housekeeper and spent her life devoted to caring for her daughter, Cindy, and cherished the years she helped to raise her grandson, Garrett, before he attended school. She was so happy to have enjoyed some precious years traveling with her husband of 48 years, prior to their illnesses. They enjoyed cruises, Tennessee, the coasts of Florida and came to settle in the winter months in beloved Fort Pierce, Fla. There they enjoyed the company of new friends, the beautiful ocean beaches and shore walks.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Raymond, 70, who now resides at Westgate Manor, Bangor, with advanced dementia. She is also survived by her daughters, Cindy Martin of Lincoln and Susan and her husband, Chris Lancaster, of Hermon; grandson, Garrett McIntyre and stepgrandson, Cabot Lancaster, of Hermon; her brother, Wayne Dawes of Lincoln; aunt, Betty Leonard of Lincoln; uncle, Gerald Crocker of Enfield; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Sonny Dumont of Howland and Dot and Robert Martin of East Hartford, Conn.; three sisters-in-law, Uda, Rebecca and Barbara Martin; many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 2, at Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Road, Lincoln. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at St. Mary of Lourdes Catholic Church with the Rev. Myles Cyr presiding. Interment will be at Lincoln Cemetery. Those who wish to make a donation in her name may do so at her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at