MARTIN, STELLA (nee: Szablowski)

was lifted up to her heavenly home in the house of our Heavenly Father on January 16, 2018. Stella was born in Bayonne on June 1, 1924 to Eva (nee: Szwajkowski) and Anthony Szablowski. She was last surviving of 11 children. Stella was an active and faithful member of the Bergen Point Community Church where she served as Secretary of the Board, taught Sunday school, worked in the Women’s Group and did mission work. Stella worked as a real “Rosie the Riveter” for General Dynamics on PT boats during World War II before becoming a homemaker. She was later employed by Maidenform as a printer. Stella was united in marriage to the late William A. Martin on January 7, 1948. She was the mother of Kaaren Kemp, and her husband, Dan, and the late William A. Martin, Jr. She is survived by her grandchildren, Chad Kemp (LuAnn), Ethan Kemp (Jenny), Matthew Kemp (Birte), Robyn Kemp, Reid Kemp, Erin Martin (Jonathan Schneider) and Kristy Martin (Richard Gallitelli, Jr.); her great grandchildren, Wesley, Alyssa, Kaylee, Malory and Riley Kemp, and Benjamin Gallitelli; and her daughter-in-law, Joanne Martin. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.