Shirley Ann Martin, 92, passed away at the Bickford of Greenwood after a courageous battle with dementia on December 3, 2022. Shirley was born on March 24, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, to the late Ralph and Juanita (Bienvenu) Martin.
Shirley worked as a pension plan writer for Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company (MONY). She retired in 1989. During her retirement, Shirley enjoyed bowling, playing golf, and spending time with family, friends, and fellow coworkers. She loved traveling and had visited nearly every continent except for Africa. She loved animals and consistently donated to organizations that would help them, specifically the World Wildlife Fund.
A devoted Catholic, Shirley was an active member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Bay Ridge-Brooklyn, New York. Shirley will be remembered as a very caring and compassionate person who was always willing to help anyone who needed it without hesitation.
Along with her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, John A. “Jack” Martin and Mary (Moore-Coltman) Martin, as well as two dear life-long friends, Barbara Muir and Alice Mulrennen.
Survivors include her nephew, nieces, and spouses, Deacon James P. “Nick” Martin (Debbie Reyman Martin), Veronica A. Martin (Curtis Stolp), and Isabel J. Martin; great-nephews and their spouses, Ramazan Martin (Nayle Roufat) and Onder Martin (Tugba Cakmak); great-great nephew, Egemen Nicholas Martin, and a great-great niece, Eva Debbie Martin.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at 10:00 AM in St. Mark Catholic Church, 535 East Edgewood Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46227. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the World Wildlife Organization; envelopes will be at the church. Shirley’s inurnment will occur in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York at a later date. O’Riley – Branson Funeral Service & Crematory is handling funeral and cremation arrangements for the Martin family. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the St. Mark Catholic Church YouTube page on December 15th at 10:00 AM. Please visit www.ORileyBranson.com to leave an online condolence for Shirley’s family.