Martin F. “Marty” Blake, Q.P.D., Ret., age 79

of Weymouth

Martin F. “Marty” Blake, Q.P.D., Ret., age 79

Weymouth, Martin F. “Marty” Blake, Quincy Police Department, Retired, age 79, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy and South Boston, passed away peacefully, Friday, March 15, 2019, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, surrounded by his loving family.

Marty was born in South Boston to the late Martin A. and Mary F. (Coyne) Blake. He was raised in South Boston and was a graduate of Boston English High School, Class of 1957, and later earned a bachelor’s degree. He had lived in Weymouth for thirty-one years, previously in Quincy and earlier in South Boston.

He was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Lance Corporal during the Vietnam era and received the Good Conduct Medal.

Marty was a Quincy Police officer for thirty-three years. He was appointed to the Quincy Police Department on November 21, 1968 and served in various capacities during his career, including as assistant harbormaster with the Quincy Police Marine Unit, retiring in 2001.

He was a member of the South Shore Neptune Scuba Diving Club and was a former member of the recovery team. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, and was an avid Boston sports fan. As a young man, he was involved in car racing at tracks in New Hampshire and Rhode Island and was a big NASCAR fan.

Marty was a longtime active member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Quincy Lodge of Elks #943.

Most of all, Marty was devoted to his family and especially to his grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-nine years of the late Marie J. (Arsenault) Blake.

Devoted father of Suzanne M. Spargo and her husband David of Quincy, Michelle M. Micklos and her husband Ronald of Mashpee.

Loving grandfather of Mary Spargo, Joseph Spargo and his wife Jillian, Sarah and Alycia Spargo, Lisa, RJ, and Daniel Micklos. Cherished great grandfather of Paige, Payton, and Arthur.

One of five siblings, Marty was the dear brother of Barbara Martin and her late husband John of Rockland, Michael Blake and his wife Joan of Plymouth, and was pre-deceased by Edward and James Leonard. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Friday, March 22nd at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint John the Baptist Church, 44 School Street, Quincy at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Thursday 4 – 8 p.m. Private inurnment, with military honors, at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Marty’s memory may be made to the Quincy Lodge of Elks Scholarship Fund, c/o 254 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA 02169.

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  • I will always remember the really fun memories of you and Marie. May you find comfort.

  • My deepest condolences to the Blake family. 🙏. R.I.P My Friend. ☘️

  • Great memories of Marty with the South Shore Neptunes diving on the Boozer.

  • To the family my sincere condolences Marty worked with me for a short time on nights and was aiways there when you needed him.

  • Rest In Peace Marty.
    Semper Fi
    Bob

  • Marty and I were friends for 50 plus years. We served together at Marine Barracks London, England. He was a special friend with a great sense of humor and a willingness to help anybody. We were both police officers, I in NYC, him in Quincy, MASS. I will certainly miss him at our bi-annual reunions. He and Marie were a delight as we all laughed and told sea stories at our gatherings. Thank you for your friendship Marty. May God bless you and Marie as you assume your post at heavens gate. Well done Marine.
    Your lifelong friend, Ed.

  • Rest in peace Uncle Marty…you will be missed by all that knew you..

  • Sorry to hear of your wife’s fathers passing Dave god bless
    Tony Cambria

  • It was an honor to know you and call you my friend. Hope you are in heaven with Marie.

  • I am so sorry to hear that Marty has passed away. He is home with the Lord now. I knew Marty from Jamie’s in Braintree where he was a quick wit and always had a pointed commentary to add. He will be missed. Godspeed Marty. 🙏🇺🇸