Saturday, July 31, 2021 | Wake 3:00 p.m. | Service 4:00 p.m.
Howell Funeral Home Chapel- 10220 Guilford Road - Jessup, MD 20794
Service in New York
Roman Catholic Church Mass - Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:00 a.m.
St Charles Borromeo Church - 211 W. 141st Street - New York, NY 10030
St Raymond New Cemetery - 2600 Lafayette Avenue - Bronx, NY 10465
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Hazel Barnes Martin passed away peacefully in her sleep at Harmony Hall in Columbia, Maryland on Sunday, July 25th. She was 90 years old. Hazel was born in New Orleans, LA on January 23, 1931 to parents John and Genevieve Barnes of Panama and Louisiana respectively. An only child, Hazel and her parents moved to New York City where she grew up enjoying the camaraderie of kids in the neighborhood. Hazel graduated from Julia Richmond High School. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church where she married Albert James Martin (AJ). Hazel celebrated her 23rd birthday by giving birth to her only child and daughter, Sharon, on January 23, 1954.
Following her separation and divorce from AJ, Hazel moved home to live with her parents. She held a number of positions working with the Girl Scouts of America, Consolidated Edison, and Moody’s Investor Service. Her favorite position was with The College Board, where she worked in the Office of the Secretary of the Corporation beginning in 1959 and retired in 1980 after serving there for 21 years.
Hazel was best known as someone with a sharp wit and a wickedly funny sense of humor, but she was also kind, caring, and generous. She loved playing the slots, card games, and watching action movies.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Barnes and is survived by her daughter Sharon Alston, son-in-law Lacy Alston, and grandson Matthew Alston of Columbia, Maryland along with cousins Sheila Colin-Robinson, Una Satchell-Jenkins, Kim Satchell, Kyle Samuels, Amanda and Kyle Moody and their children Kameron and Kianna, and countless friends who loved her.
An additional service will take place in New York on Tuesday, August 3rd at St. Charles Borromeo Church, with interment to follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery.