Jesús “Chico” Martinez, 83, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 at his home in Livonia.
He was born in Las Marias, Puerto Rico. He moved to Auburn in 1957 “Chico”was a proud resident of Auburn where he would reside for over 50 years. He enjoyed spending time with family, dancing, and was well known in the community for always having a smile on his face. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and always making people around him laugh.
He is survived by by his loving children: John (Laurie) of Avon, Denise (Keith) Dart of Skaneateles, Jesus ‘Michael’ (Miriam) of Mexico, Brian of Conesus, Stephen (Cortney) Crisafulli of Fleming, 10 grandchildren: Amanda (Taurean) Cumberbatch, Jessica and Jake Martinez, Crystal (Earl) Staring, Toni (Matt) Babbitt, Catherine Delaney, Colton Dart, Stephen Crisafulli Jr., Giovanni and Aiden, 4 great-grandchildren: Jocelyn, Noah, Macie, Greyson, one sister, one brother, a sister-in-law Donna (Tom) Barnard as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was also predeceased by two wives Monica (Navarro) Martinez and Cheryl (Crisafulli) Martinez as well as several siblings.
Calling hours are Monday February 24, 2020 from 4pm-6pm, with services immediately following at 6pm at Pettigrass Funeral Home, 196 Genesee St., Auburn, N.Y. 13021.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to support The Meals on Wheels Program of Auburn, N.Y.
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