William C. Martini, Jr., 58, of Kingston, New York, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 27, 2021. Billy was born February 14, 1963 in Kingston, New York, son of the late William Martini, Sr. and Valerie (Swanson) Martini. He leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends who were lucky enough to see his bright light and receive the love that he gave so freely.
Billy was a Kingston High School graduate, class of 1981. He lived at the Jersey Shore in Manasquan for many years before returning home to Kingston. Billy worked at Romeo Kia in Kingston, where his coworkers were family to him. He was an avid boxing fan and music lover.
Billy was predeceased by his father, Bill, mother, Valerie, and sister, Patti. He is survived by his sister, Terri Martini of Kingston, New York, his brother-in-law, Michael Flood, his nieces, Sarah and Jenna, his great-nephews, James, Jack, and Graham, his longtime companion, Kirsten, his aunts, Candice and Helen, several cousins, and his beloved cat, Ella.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Ave., Kingston, New York, 12401, where family and friends may visit on Friday, January 14, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm with the memorial service taking place at 7pm.
In remembrance of Billy's life, the family asks that those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation in Billy's name to: Abel House, c/o RSS, 11 Twin Maples Plaza, Suite 5, Saugerties, New York, 12477, Attn: Gina Wayman. A tribute for Billy can be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.
"Never gonna forget all the great memories we had at Trinity, working together, traveling to hobby shows, talking sports etc. Thanks for treating me like an old friend since the first day I met ya and all the great advice you gave me about life in general as i was just a young dude coming thru Trinity.. Sometimes we dont realize the impact we may have on someones life, i just wish i had a chance to tell you the difference you made in mine. Gonna miss ya big time Bro. Rest in Paradise "
"I was shocked and saddened to hear of my cousin Billy?s passing. I have many great memories of us growing up together. I remember all the fun we had at the Jersey Shore on shared family vacations. All the family gatherings that we were at together over the years, especially those parties at Grandma and Grandpa Martini?s house. I am going to miss you Cuz. Terri and all the Martini family, you have been in my thoughts and prayers. "
"Talk about living up to your name;
Billy C. Martini you sure did live it.
We miss your music.
We miss your fight.
We miss your charmin? ways.
I hear myself thinking
?it?s so quiet around here now,
It?s just too quiet?
But not for long.
We?ll play your music?
yes?we?ll sing along.
Lets Raise the volume and raise a toast;
To Loving to Fight
To Fighting for Love
To Fighting for your Life
and your Life-long Love
This one is for you Martini;
PLAY IT AT LOUD UP THERE BILLY!
PLAY IT AT LLLOUD!!!
?You picked a fine time to leave us?
right before ?The End.?
So let?s not pretend.
You won the Fight.
You had the Right.
So let?s not pretend;
That we?ll all win in the end.
We?ve passed the days
to regret which way;
?Was it a Left, Was it Right??
It?s the ?Wins of the Will?
that give us the thrills.
All just turns in the maze,
Just just turns of the days.
Your friend, fan, neighbor and co-mover of objects up and down attic stairs,
"Happy Birthday Billy. Your genuine spark of love and sweetness and caring lives on, but so many are left feeling such loss. Sending my condolences and love to Terri and all family and friends who miss you beyond words. "
"My condolences to all of "Uncle Billie's" family and friends. I only met Billie a few times but enough to see he was a good soul, a kind person, who loved to laugh. A Stephen King quote always comes to mind when a person passes much too soon.
"I have to remind myself some birds are not meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part if you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty after their gone."
I know he will be missed by many. "
"I will always love Billy and will miss him. They say your cousins are your first best friends and I really believe that?s true. Thoughts and prayers are with Terri, Jenna and Sara. Love you all. "
"I am heartbroken to hear of Billy?s passing. We go back to our late teens/early 20?s when he worked in the Teen department of Yallum?s. He was best friends with my brother, Andy Hutton. We had a lot of good times together. I?m glad I got to reconnect with him when I moved back to town a few years ago. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him. "
"So very sorry for your family. There really are no words. Billy was a kind gentle soul. Thoughts and prayers with all of you at this most difficult time. Joyce Ciarlante and family"
"So very sorry to hear about Billy?s passing. I have many fond memories of babysitting him when he was little and at all the many family gatherings. He was a super cute and cool kid and an incredibly warm, personable, charming and smiling man. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers."
"To Billy's Family
I am so sorry for your loss. Billy and I graduated together. Always smiling, always sweet.
Hedy Matthews Navara"