Martin Robert Garrity
Guilford, Selma, North Carolina
Martin Robert Garrity, 70, a longtime resident of Guilford, died unexpectedly at his new home on July 22 in Selma, North Carolina.
Marty was born in Lewiston, Maine, on April 14, 1950, raised in Milford, son of late Thomas X. Garrity and Patricia (Curran) Garrity, and brother to Michael (Linda) Garrity of Auburn, Maine and Timothy (Laurie) Garrity of Litchfield, Maine.
He was happily married to his loving wife, Norma (Sorensen) Garrity, for 41 years this coming Aug. 10. He is survived by his three daughters, Theresa (Garrity) Speringo and husband Mike of North Branford, Cheryl (Garrity) Meadows of Clinton, and Penny (Sanzero) Santamauro and husband Joe of Howell, New Jersey; and his son Thomas Garrity and wife Taylor of Melbourne, Florida. He is also survived by his grandchildren, whom he adored, Brenden and Gabriella Speringo, Trenton Meadows, Ryleigh and Joshua Garrity and Juliana, Marisa, and Olivia Santamauro; as well as many nieces, nephews, and his extended families.
Marty worked in the Guilford Public Works Department for 30 years and spent many years as a member/officer of the North Guilford Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad. He later found his calling as a fifer, as president of the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps. Marty also enjoyed his Ireland trips, camping, and his cruises. He was an avid Red Sox, Patriots and UConn basketball fan and loved to play golf. He spent many years bowling in leagues and tournaments. He was known for his sense of humor and will be remembered as the life of the party with a bud in his hand.
Friends were invited to calling hours July 31 at Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St., Guilford. Burial services were held Aug. 1 at the North Guilford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stony Creek Fife and Drum Corps, PO Box 1886, Stony Creek, CT 06405.