Stanley “Bum” Martelle Sr.

Wells, Vermont – Stanley “Bum” Martelle Sr., 78, passed away at his home on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.

Stan was born on June 22, 1944, in Wells, Vermont, the son of Frederick and Harriet (Whitney) Martelle Sr.

Stan had many jobs throughout the years mostly in the construction trades but always physical labor. Most recently he was employed by the Town of Wells DPW.

As with many Vermonters, he was a deer hunter. His particular mode was road hunting. Bum will be remembered for his sense of humor, practical jokes and basic “picking” on people. The grandchildren loved attending the “school of Pop” where useful life lessons were taught. He became a member of the MWA at age 15. Stan was a proud Air Force veteran.

Stan was predeceased by his parents; siblings Rena Tardie, Kate Hadaway, Fred Jr., Bea Durram, Thelma Hayes, Phillip, Robert, Ernest, Morris, Vera Kelly; and a son Russell Sr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Natalie (Wood) and his children Stanley Jr. and his companion Susan Holcomb, Bruce and his wife Kimberly and Tari Ginque. He was the fun-loving and much adored Pop to Mitchell, Bruce Jr., Cody, Russell Jr., Michaela, Jen, Eric, and Matt and great-grandchildren Brianna, Brayton, Brylea, Abigail, Harper, Ryker, Brenden, Bodie, Carter, Carlie and Elliot. He will be missed by his siblings Ella James and Shirley Gould.

A graveside service was held on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Wells Cemetery at 11 a.m. followed by a gathering at the MWA Hall.

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