Carlos Enrique Martinez, Jr., 46, of Dracut, Ma passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 5th, 2023, at High Pointe House Hospice in Haverhill, Ma after a short fight with colon cancer. Carlos was born in Boston, Ma to Carlos and Mercedes (Escobar) Martinez on April 18th, 1977. He attended St. Mary’s Junior/Senior High in Lynn, Ma and graduated in 1995. Carlos lived in Lynn most of his early life until he moved to Lawrence in 2002, then settling down in Dracut, Ma in 2021 after his dear mother passed away. He worked various jobs in his early 20’s as an office clerk and bill collector for companies such as Filene’s and Sears. His most favorite job to date was being a caretaker for his late mother and babysitting his nephew and niece from infancy to preschool years. Carlos enjoyed spending time with his family and spoiled his nephew and niece. His most favorite vacation was going to Disney World with his family. He enjoyed watching horror movies and introduced “scare” to his nephew and niece at a young age. Even though his sister protested this, the children loved “scare” and would ask for “Michael Meyers” when they would come over. He also enjoyed reading, his favorite being The Game of Thrones series. He loved making the women in his life feel beautiful. Whether it was buying perfume for his mom or doing his niece's hair perfectly and beautifully, it always would bring him much joy. He also loved to smell good and would spray himself with so much cologne that he would drive his father and sister crazy. Even as his illness progressed, he worried about the health of his family, most specially his father. Carlos was the most loving, appreciative, funny, and caring person. Anyone who knew him would comment on his kindness. The best way to honor his legacy is to be kinder to one another, to not judge someone from their past mistakes, to not hold grudges and to love unconditionally. Carlos is preceded in death by his loving mother Mercedes. Carlos is survived by his father Carlos Martinez Sr., his brother Julio Escobar and wife Carmen Correa of Methuen, his sister Vanessa Madruga and husband Michael Madruga of Dracut and dearest nephew Jacob and niece Lola. The family of Carlos wishes to extend our sincere thanks to High Pointe House Hospice in Haverhill. The care and the warmth that the chaplains, priest, nurse’s assistants, nurses, and doctors shown during his family’s weakest hours will forever be appreciated. The kind words spoken to us after, either in person or via text will be cherished. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Carlos’s name. This disease is a poison and there needs to be a cure. We also implore you to add your name or to donate to https://deathwithdignity.org/states/massachusetts/. In March, 2023, Massachusetts’ legislature introduced S1331/H2246, the End of Life Options Act. If passed, this bill would allow residents in Massachusetts to access to medical aid in dying.
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