Martin C. Tanguay, 72, of South Yarmouth passed away on November 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle against brain cancer.
Martin was born August 3, 1947 in St. Prosper, Quebec, Canada. The son of Florian and Yvette Tanguay, Martin grew up on a farm as the second of ten children. Martin immigrated to the US when he was 18 and would become a distinguished US Marine. He served in Vietnam as a scout sniper, achieving the rank of Lance Corporal. Martin was an expert marksman.
He eventually settled on Cape Cod where he met his wife of 42 years, Madeleine. He spent his career as a sub-contractor specializing in drywall, metal stud framing, and suspended ceilings. Later in life, he became a successful business owner and started his own company, Tanguay and Son Drywall, working with his son Jesse, which he enjoyed immensely.
Martin was a dedicated family man who loved his family and friends. He was very proud of his three children and five grandchildren. Martin enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and traveling throughout North America. He had a passion for hockey and could always be found watching any NHL game. He never missed his favorite team, the Montreal Canadiens.
He was predeceased by his parents and a brother. He is survived by his five brothers and three sisters; his wife Madeleine; son Alex and his wife Nacole and grandson Jack of Melrose, MA; son Jesse and his wife Nicole and granddaughter Olivia of Yarmouth, MA; and daughter Jenna Amadi and her husband Christophe with grandaughters Ariane and Abigaelle and grandson Tristan of Austin, TX.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, November 7 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Morris, O’Connor & Blute Funeral Home, 58 Long Pond Drive, South Yarmouth, MA. A funeral mass will be held at Saint Pius X on Saturday, November 9 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America (www.vva.org).