Gregory George Martell

Gregory George Martell

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Gregory George Martell, 65, on September 14, 2022 at the UVM Medical Center in Burlington, VT.  Gregory, known to most as “Joe”, was born February 13, 1957 in Middlebury, VT to Agnes and Alson Martell.

                 Joe was employed at UTC Aerospace Systems (f/k/a Simonds Precision) in Vergennes for over 40 years where he made many, many friends.  While Joe struggled with health issues for several years, his quick wit and jovial spirit never wavered. 

Joe will be dearly missed by his friends and family, particularly his grandsons, Evan and Carter, who he adored. Joe is survived by his wife of 45 years, Rhonda Martell, daughters Jamie Martell (Patrick Miner), Jessica Smith (Sean), grandsons Evan Oberle and Carter Smith, father Alson Martell, sisters Diana McCormick (Donald), Priscilla “Perky” Larrow (Melvin), Brenda Jones (Charlie) as well as several nieces and nephews.  Joe was predeceased by his mother Agnes Martell and son-in-law Shaun Steadman. 

Calling hours will be held at Brown McClay Funeral Homes in Bristol, Wednesday, September 21st from 4-6pm with a brief service beginning at 5pm.  A reception to follow at the Bristol American Legion from 6-8pm, lights snacks served.  The family would like to thank the Medical ICU staff at UVM Medical Center for their amazing care during Joe’s last few days.  In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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The Roleau Family
1 year ago

Joe was a great guy. Many great talks with him when he came to the shop and seeing him in town. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. Town Hill Road won’t be the same….

Pamela Jennings
1 year ago

Our condolences to all family

Robin Hewitt
1 year ago

So deeply sorry for your untimely loss. Holding you all in love and prayers.

Dwight Royce
1 year ago

Very sorry for your loss. Dwight Royce

Erin Baker
1 year ago

Rhonda I’m very saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. I loved seeing you guys come into work and the times we got to chat together. He ways brought a smile to me gave when he walked in the door. I’m sorry you’re going through this and have lost your best friend. He will truly be missed.

Kathi, George, Peter & Dale Apgar
1 year ago

Our deepest sympathies to you all. Please know we are always here if you need anything.

Brown Mcclay Funeral Homes