Jamie R. Martin
Jamie Rose Martin, 33, passed suddenly Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with nothing but love for her children and family in her heart.
Jamie loved her children, Alexis Lynn and Aiden Joseph, fiercely and gave her life for them. She valued her family above all. She was known as “Auntie Jamie” to Ella Rose, Danica Lynn and Aleda Marie.
Born on Jan. 26, 1984, in Lake City, Florida, Jamie welcomed the world grabbing her ears with excitement. She was the eldest daughter of Richard and Diane Martin and sister and mentor to Jennifer (Frank Tice III) and Richard.
Thirteen days later, Jamie returned to her parents’ hometown of Tupper Lake, New York. There, she attended Holy Ghost Academy, moving to L.P. Quinn Elementary School in third grade. At school, Jamie established life-long friendships. Her peers identified her as the girl with a strikingly large and genuine smile. She was a class helper and a hard-working student. Jamie continued her education at the Tupper Lake Middle/High School, where she explored her gifts as an artist, student and athlete. She took challenging classes, dedicating herself to achievement. Jamie was steadfast in her efforts to make her parents proud and serve as an example for her siblings.
After graduating in 2002, Jamie proudly attended the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Her artistic aptitudes continued to grow there and her work was displayed in the Myers Fine Arts Building on campus, leaving passersby to marvel at her creations.
Nov. 13, 2012, brought Jamie the first of two gifts that she treasured with each breath. Alexis Lynn, born in Saranac Lake, greeted her family with her mother’s larger-than-life smile. Three years later, on Sept. 29, 2015, Jamie was gifted with joy at the birth of Aiden Joseph. His eyes immediately stole the hearts of those around him, sharing the same delightful sparkle as his mother.
As a mother, Jamie worked diligently to make certain Alexis and Aiden enjoyed every day. Her creative energies poured into caring for and loving her children. Their days were filled with cuddles and kisses. Jamie spent every moment ensuring that they were happy. Day trips, vacations, and birthdays were celebrated with tremendous joy.
Jamie’s true calling was to bring joy and help to those with whom she connected. Any person she came in contact with, she touched in some way or another. A saying that comes to mind when one thinks of Jamie is, “Always leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.”
Survivors include her children; parents; siblings; maternal grandparents, Nancy and Ronald Snyder; and treasured partner, Lee McFaul. Jamie is missed by her special nieces, Ella Rose, Danica Lynn and Aleda Marie. Jamie was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Edward and Simone Martin; great-grandmother Dolly LaRoque; and cousins Mike Martin and Michael Copp.
Calling hours will be held at the Stuart Fortune Keough Funeral Home, 24 Cliff Ave., Tupper Lake, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at St. Alphonsus Church. A celebration of life will follow at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 36 High St., Tupper Lake.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad, 169 Main St., Tupper Lake, NY 12986, or High Peaks Hospice, 19 Church St., Saranac Lake, NY 12983.