Obituary of Elizabeth Anne Martins
Elizabeth Anne Martins, 84, of Ashburn, Virginia went to her heavenly home on March 18, 2023. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, family member, friend, and child of God. Elizabeth was born on August 18, 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island to her late parents James R. McAleer and Elizabeth J. (Taylor) McAleer. Elizabeth Anne Martins grew up in Providence, Rhode Island with her four siblings: Jimmy, Mary, Joe, and Tommy. Elizabeth graduated from St. Xavier’s Academy in 1956 and went on to graduate from Rhode Island College with a degree in education. She married Vasco C. Martins on July 14, 1963 at St. Edward’s Church in Providence and they later moved to McLean and then Reston Virginia, where they lived for over fifty years. Vasco and Elizabeth had four children together: Ellen Marie (Martins) Berg, Paul Anthony Martins, Joseph James Martins, and David McAleer Martins. Elizabeth was a dedicated wife and mother, and she sought to honor the Lord in everything that she did.
Elizabeth was known for how much she loved her Savior, Jesus Christ, and other people. She put others before herself and was generous with her resources. She understood the value of simple, but powerful gestures like handwritten letters and words of encouragement. She enjoyed sharing good books, beautiful music, and family memories and she was the happiest when surrounded by those she loved. She was also a faithful prayer warrior who cherished God’s Word. The impact of her devotion is seen and felt deeply by many in her circle of family and friends.
Elizabeth Anne Martins is survived by her husband of almost sixty years, Vasco; her daughter Ellen (Russ), her sons Paul (Karen), Joseph (Katrina), and David (Rebekah), ten grandchildren (Joshua, Julia, James, Titus, Hope, Madison, Alysse, Josie, Isaiah, and Asher), as well as other family members.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25 at Cornerstone Chapel: 650 Battlefield Parkway SE Leesburg, Virginia 20175. A reception will immediately follow the service. In lieu of flowers and other gifts, donations can be made in Elizabeth’s memory to First Baptist Church of Easton where her son Paul serves as the minister: 115 Idlewild Avenue Easton, Maryland 21601.
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