WATERFORD Carmen M. Martinez, 80, died Tuesday June 5, 2018. Born in Puerto Rico she was the daughter of the late Fernando Santos-Morales and Remigia Rivera Morales. She moved to the New York City area as a teenager and had also lived on Long Island before coming to this area.
Carmen was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford and was a member of the church choir. She was also a member of the Clifton Park Senior Citizens and played the violin with the Clifton Park Senior Orchestra.
Survivors include her children Sonia Higgins of Waterford, Raphael G. Martinez and Nellie Konow of Castleton and Jose Martinez of Florida. She is the sister of Lydia Rogers, Reney and Sonia Morales the late Maria Theresa Natal-Martinez and Maria Consuelo Morales. 5 Grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be Saturday June 23, 2018 at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Friday June 22 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary of the Assumption Church Restoration Fund, 119 Broad St., Waterford, NY 12188.
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