Martin J. Gagnon, 94

Martin Joseph Gagnon, age 94, of Mt. Laurel, NJ, formerly of the Waverly area, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.

He was born on the family farm in Waverly, to Phineas and Lydia Gagnon, the youngest of nine children.

Martin enjoyed sports and drama growing up, while helping work the family farm.

He volunteered and served in the US Navy, as a 2nd Lieutenant JG, during World War II, and returned home to complete his degree in chemistry from St. Thomas University in Minnesota.

Martin met his wife, Carol in Chicago, IL, where the two began their lifelong partnership. The family moved to New Jersey in the early 1960s, and Martin worked for over 20 years as a quality control specialist for the Defense Personnel Support Center in South Philadelphia, PA.

A longtime active member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Moorestown, NJ, Martin served as an usher for many years, and as a member of the Knights of Columbus, including serving as Grand Knight.

Dear to Martin was the Right to Life Movement, where he worked tirelessly to raise funds and awareness, and participated in many marches in Washington, DC.

Martin was active in his community as a census taker.

He was an avid bowler and golfer, achieving several holes-in-one.

Martin is survived by his wife, Carol (nee Hilgart); his children, Maxine McCaffrey and her husband, William, Mark Gagnon and his wife, Kathleen, and Joseph Gagnon; grandchildren Alexander and Austin; sister-in-law Beatrice Gagnon; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christina burial took place Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Moorestown, NJ. Interment was at Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown, NJ.

Condolences may be left at www.lewisfuneralhomemoorestown.com.

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