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Carmen S. Martinez

February 11, 1944 ~ July 20, 2017 (age 73)

Carmen S. Martinez, 73, of Laurence Harbor, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017. Born in Utuado, Puerto Rico, she came to the United States at the age of 14 with her parents, Dolores MonteroSantiago Montero and Jose Rivera Vargas. A long-time resident of Laurence Harbor, Carmen owned and operated 'Ms. Carmen's Plain N Fancy' Hair Salon on Broad Street in Keyport for many years. She is pre-deceased by her loving husband, Armando Martinez. Carmen is survived by her beloved children, Jaime Santiago of Union Beach, Maria Vazquez of Laurence Harbor, Rafael Santiago of Jackson and Raymond Santiago of Laurence Harbor. Devoted grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Cherished sister of Panchita Quiliz of Bronx, NY, Celba Ayala of West Virginia, Hayda Irizarry of Hazlet, NJ, Lucy Rivera of Texas, Carmen V. Rivera of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and Consuelo Roberts of Virginia. Loving aunt of Armando Rentas of Highlands, NJ, George Rentas of Hazlet, NJ and many more extended nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit Monday, 4-8pm at the Bedle Funeral Home, 61 Broad Street, Keyport. Funeral Service Tuesday, 10:30am at the Funeral Home, followed by interment at Shoreland Memorial Gardens in Hazlet.

 Service Information

July 24, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bedle Funeral Home-Keyport
61 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735

July 25, 2017

10:30 AM
Bedle Funeral Home-Keyport
61 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735


Shoreland Memorial Gardens
Route 35
Hazlet, NJ, NJ

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