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SOUTH HADLEY
Martin E. "Marty" Lavelle, 82, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2017. Martin was born November 8, 1934 in Belmullet, County Mayo, Ireland to the parents of Michael and Annie (Cauley) Lavelle. Martin was one of 11 children who immigrated to Holyoke in 1953. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged. After leaving the military, he started his own painting business that spanned over six decades. Martin is survived by brothers, one sister, many cousins, nieces, and nephews in Ireland and England. Locally, Martin leaves a sister Kathleen Lavelle; nephew Jack K. Sullivan; great-nephews Brian and Jack Sullivan; and great-nieces, Reilly and Faith Sullivan, all of South Hadley. A Private Burial with full military honors will be held on Thursday at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. Agawam. There are no calling hours. Barry J. Farrell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.