James F. Martin, 86, formerly of MacArthur Drive, Smithfield passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Anna L. (Tomascin) Martin. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Joseph T. and Ella M. (Gilfillan) Martin. Mr. Martin worked for General Electric for over thirty years before he retired. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He leaves two daughters, Barbara Sherlock and Kathleen Stecky both of Chicago; four sons, James Martin of Ohio, Michael Martin of Virginia, Patrick Martin of Dighton and William Martin of Wakefield; one sister, Helen Grimshaw of Cranston and eighteen grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mary Garcia and brother of the late Sr. Mary Josina Martin, RSM, Joseph T. Martin and Thomas P. Martin. His funeral will be held on Monday at 9:00 AM from the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue. Burial will be in the Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours Sunday 4-8.