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Martin Bailey

August 10, 1949 ~ December 23, 2019

In Memoriam


August 10, 1949 – December 23, 2019

Martin was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1949, son of Alfred and Mary Bailey. Mary apparently wanted to name him after her many brothers and other male relatives, that’s why he had an amazingly long name:


Yes! That was his real name but everyone called him Marty. Marty had only one sister who died when she was only 5 years old.

Marty and his parents moved to Vero Beach, Florida, in 1959 so he lived for 60 of his 70 years right here in Vero Beach. He became a Seminole, graduating from Florida State University, where he was also a star catcher on the baseball team. Marty was a Vietnam veteran, serving two terms in the army in Vietnam and was proud to serve his country.

His father and mother passed away in 1990, leaving Marty with no close relatives but he had so many friends, everyone loved Marty. He had many friends at Florida Insurance Services DBA Senior Life Services in Vero Beach where he worked from 1993 until he retired due to his failing health in the middle of 2019. More than 200 insurance agents and 50 office workers all loved and cherished Marty because of his generous heart and cheerful spirit. Marty was truly a kind, caring person who will be greatly missed by not only his fellow workers but by his many friends in Vero Beach, especially the fellow regulars at Kelley’s Irish Pub, where he spent many happy times over many years. Marty had a very long name but very few material possessions. He never owned a home nor owned an automobile but he was rich in spirit and loved by all.

Marty passed away peacefully at the VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. He was not alone. Paul McDonald, his best friend for the past 26 years was by his side. Marty told friends that Paul was like his second father who helped him through his various health issues throughout the past 10 years.

Rest in peace, Marty, we will not forget you.

Marty will be honored and memorialized at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County on January 6, 2020 at 2:30 pm.

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Ken Parent

December 27, 2019, 1:19 pm

My condolences to Marty’s family. Marty and I played on the same Little League team growing up here in Vero. Good ball player. We were friends throughout High School. Sorry to read of his passing.

Pamela Byrnes

December 28, 2019, 12:23 pm

God bless you Marty.
You were one of the kindest men I have had the pleasure to meet.
Rest in peace.
Pam Byrnes
David Hill

Tammy Taylor

December 28, 2019, 9:29 pm

RIP my friend.
We met by chance and a few months later ran into each other again when I came to SLS for a job interview. You didn’t remember me but I remembered you and reminded you of that. Then you said “do you want part time or full time?” That was 19 years ago.
You were a wonderful coworker and friend. Thanks for the memories Marty.


December 28, 2019, 11:00 pm

You will be missed. Miss your Good Mornings everyday walking into the office. May you rest in peace. My condolences go out to your family and friends.


December 28, 2019, 11:58 pm

Smilie… One of the nicest men I ever met both socially and at work. He survived so much with his heart and will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all his friends, co workers and especially family. Rest in peace.

Nicole mills

December 29, 2019, 2:44 am

God bless you Marty! You were always smiling. You will be missed . Rest in peace.

Kathleen Brinson

December 30, 2019, 7:07 pm

Marty and I were second cousins. We lost contact with him a few years back. He will be missed by his family. Thanks to everyone in his life that he was close to. We will be seeing him again in Heaven.

Robert Denton

December 31, 2019, 9:38 pm

Marty was my neighbor who was a kind gentle soul. He will be missed.

Rebecca A McClung

January 11, 2020, 6:31 pm

May you rest in peace, Marty.
You always brightened my day with your smile and your kindness. You were a VERY special person. God gained another beautiful Angel. You will be missed by so many.
Thank you for being you.
Your family and loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Smith

January 11, 2020, 7:57 pm

Marty, you always had a smile and a cheerful greeting every time I saw you. God received a beautiful soul when we lost you here on Earth. My condolences to his close friends and family. ♥️

Joe Waked in NC

June 11, 2020, 1:10 pm

I was so sad and sorry to hear about Marty’s passing…Marty was a great kind and gentle soul……he lifted me up and others every morning on the am call…Marty did this even when he was not feeling well!!! I had a few good times with Marty at the Irish bar while I worked with him at SLS for 6 years..he was a great co- worker and will be missed by many! RIP Marty….your work is done…..

Julie Toperzer Montalbano

July 31, 2020, 2:04 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Marty at Senior Life Services years ago and have thought about him often over the years. I am very sad to learn of Marty’s passing and wish I could have attended his service. Marty was a radiant spirit, an angel on earth, his smile and energy made this world a better place. In reading how Paul McDonald was with Marty during his final days, it brought tears to my eyes! Paul was such an amazing boss and always so kind and generous to everyone…..I’m so glad Marty had such an amazing friend in his life. It made me smile to learn the story behind his name, I never realized he had so many. Rest in peace Marty!


Julie Toperzer Montalbano

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