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Martin J. Shapiro



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Martin J. Shapiro, of Chestnut Hill, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on November 5, 2021. Son of the late Charles Shapiro and Esther (Franklin) Shapiro. Beloved husband of 63 years of Bette  (Perlstein) Shapiro. Devoted father of Susan Casper and her husband Robert , Eric Shapiro and his wife Julie, Jennifer Chisholm and her husband John, Ken Shapiro and his wife Lisa.  Proud grandfather of Charlie, Jessie and Benny Casper, Olivia and Max Shapiro, Jonathan, Michael, Harrison and Aaron Chisholm, and Joshua, Alex and Lily Shapiro. Loving brother of Skip Shapiro and the late Rick Shapiro.

“Marty” grew up in New Bedford MA and received a BA in Math from Boston University. During college he met his beautiful wife of 63 years, Bette ,while working one summer at Camp Young Judaea in Amherst, NH. He and Bette were blessed with their 4 wonderful children and 12 grandchildren.

Marty worked briefly after college at Sanders Associates as a systems analyst until he switched  to a more entrepreneurial track when he went to work for his father in law, a beer and wine distributor in Shirley, MA. There he worked his way through Phoenix Spring Beverage Company, ultimately becoming President and CEO, and then owner of Martin Distributing. Always the businessman, Marty also dabbled in real estate, started and ran Nashoba Trucking Company, and ultimately started the recycling company MASS CRINC when the bottle bill passed in Massachusetts. Marty later became President and CEO of Clean Environment Company, a parent company of MASS CRINC.

Aside from business, Marty was very philanthropic and civic minded. He was President of the board of Leominster Health Systems and served on the board at Temple Agudat Achim in Leominster, MA.

On the personal side, he was a mild tempered man,  extremely thoughtful and profoundly articulate. Many around him held great esteem for his insights and wisdom. His children especially found him to be very impactful in his guidance and nurturing. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services at Congregation Agudat Achim, 268 Washington St., Leominster, MA on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 12:00 noon. Interment will follow at Agudas Achim Cemetery, 320 Rollstone Rd., Fitchburg, MA. Shiva will be at the home of John and Jennifer Chisholm located at 51 Longfellow Road, Wellesley MA, PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN DRIVEWAY PLEASE PARK ON THE ROAD, on  Monday after burial from 5-8 pm, and Tuesday 5-8 pm.  The family requests that all in person attendees be Covid vaccinated and masks  are required at all inside venues. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wounded Warriors P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or The Jaffa Institute, 171-06 76th Ave., Flushing, NY 11366.


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