Madison Neilly Martin
Augusta — Madison Neilly Martin, 28 of Augusta, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, in Windsor. He was born on June 5, 1984, in Boston, Mass. Madison graduated from the Parker Charter School in Devens, Mass. During high school, he was part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, which allowed him to spend a year abroad in Celle, Germany. Madison was fluent in German and had intentions of starting a German Club at the University of Maine in Augusta where he was currently studying, on a full scholarship, computer information systems. He was also participating on the basketball team at college.
Martin was a mentor for restorative justice. He was a charter member of the SGI International, which is a world peace Buddhist organization, as well as a member of The First Church in Belfast, UCC, where he enjoyed helping the elders of the church. Madison was an artist and a self-taught musician, guitarist, vocalist and lyricist. He also enjoyed skateboarding and spending time with his younger brothers. Madison authored a book entitled “Inducted Republic.” He lived his life as a true humanitarian.
Survivors include his parents, Chester A. Martin of Frankfort and Signe (Milner) Martin of Hartford, Conn.; step-mother Pamela J. Stewart of Belfast; his siblings, Mercedes Martin of New Jersey, Miles and Matthias Martin; many aunts, uncles and cousins and extended family who will greatly miss him.
Memorial services will be held 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at First Church in Belfast. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to a scholarship fund in Madison’s memory, Pamela Stewart c/o Bangor Savings Bank 7 Belmont Ave., Belfast, Maine 04915. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.