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Martin Joseph May

February 2, 1943 ~ September 15, 2022 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Martin Joseph May, known as “Marty” to friends and family, passed away of Covid-related complications at Alexandria Hospital on September 15, 2022 at the age of 79.    

The 4th of 10 children, Marty grew up in Alexandria, VA and later moved to Fredericksburg, VA. He served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and owned his own roofing company, deftly hopping up on roofs well into his 70s. Marty was a true outdoorsman, loved being out on the water, and could fix anything put in front of him. He was kind-hearted, humble beyond compare, and would give anyone the shirt off his back. He loved animals and rescued many neighborhood critters, large and small.

Marty was preceded in death by his parents Wilbert and Helen May and brothers Richard and Louis. He is survived by his wife Carolyn Conoboy, daughters Mary Conoboy (Marc), Christine Conoboy, Eileen Conoboy (Mark), Christina Caldwell, Karen May, Michelle McNaughton, siblings Joann O'Donnell (Jerry), John May (Kathy), Paul May (Patty), Mary Benjamin, Christine May (Bob), Stephen May (Muriel), Rita Mauck (Jim), and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.   

Marty was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation or Fredericksburg SPCA in Marty's memory.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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