Martin Perry Cairnduff, 73, beloved husband of Anna Vernali Cairnduff, passed away on February 10, 2021, in Marlborough, CT. Martin was born on December 5, 1947 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, son of the late William J.W. and Sarah (Perry) Cairnduff.
Martin was a constable in the Royal Ulster Constabulary of Northern Ireland for 12 years before meeting his wife while visiting in Hartford, CT. He later worked in the security field before retiring. Martin was a quiet, gentle man who enjoyed Harry Potter books and movies, crossword puzzles and Formula 1 Racing.
He is survived by the love of his life, Anna Vernali Cairnduff and their son, William J. Cairnduff. He was predeceased by his sisters Lillian Dinsmore and Sally Dornan. He is also survived by his father and mother in-law, Salvatore and Salvatrice Vernali; sisters and brothers-in-law Enza and Stephen Dandeneau, Linda and Derek Hovanec; nieces and nephews, Andrew and Denise Dornan, William and Wendy Dornan; Sarah and Michael Whitford, in Northern Ireland; Jim Dandeneau and Emily Carson, Patrick and Tiffany Dandeneau, Elizabeth Dandeneau, Alyssa Hovanec, Tyler Hovanec; and many great nieces and nephews.
Martin’s family would like to give special thanks to Carlton King, his home aide; Terry Warren (nurse) and all the staff at Active Day of East Hartford, Marlborough Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Hartford Bone & Joint Institute (4th floor nurses and aides), Hartford Healthcare at Home nurses, OT and PT.
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family. There will be a memorial celebration in his honor later this summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease or the American Cancer Society.