Brother Claude L. Martin, S.C.
May 31, 1929 - October 18, 2013
PASCOAG - Brother Claude Martin, S.C., 84, ne Jean Claude Lionel, of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Provincial House, Pascoag, RI, died October 18, 2013 at Bayberry Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag, RI. Born in Berlin, NH, he was the son of the late Osias and Bertha (Blanchette) Martin.
Brother Claude entered the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at Sharon, Massachusetts in 1947. He pronounced his first vows at Mt. St. Charles Academy, Woonsocket, RI, in 1949, and his perpetual vows in Woonsocket, RI, in 1955. In 2009 he celebrated his 60th Anniversary of Religious Profession.
Brother Claude entered the Order after attending Mt. St. Charles Academy, and completed a Bachelor of Social Science in English at Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama, in 1952, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English at St. Michaels College, Colchester, VT, in 1957. Brother Claude also completed a correspondence course in Commercial Art.
Brother Claude served in assignments as a teacher at Mt. St. Charles Academy from 1952-1956, and then for 38 years as a teacher and in various other capacities at St. Columba's College, St. Albans, England. He also served for 12 years as the Personal Secretary to the Superior General of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart at the Order's Generalate in Rome, Italy. He retired to the Provincial House in 2006.
Brother Claude is survived by his brother, Donald and his wife, Pauline, of Berlin, NH, his sister, Doris Boivin, of Groveton, NH, his sister Pat Drapeau of Florida, and his sister, Madeleine and her husband Lorenzo Cloutier, of Groveton, NH.
The wake will be held at the Provincial House, 685 Steere Farm Road, Pascoag, RI, Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial in the Chapel of the Provincial House at 11 a.m. Burial will be in the Brothers' Cemetery in Pascoag. In lieu of flowers, donations in Brother Claudes memory can be made to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Retirement Fund, Business Office, Brothers of the Sacred Heart, 685 Steere Farm Road, Pascoag, RI 02859. Arrangements are under the directions of the Brown Funeral 1496 Victory Hwy., Oakland RI.