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Denise Martinez

June 26, 1946 — October 14, 2021


Denise Ann (Breese) Martinez, 75, of Convoy passed away at 9:18 AM on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft Wayne.

She was born on June 26, 1946, in Van Wert County, the daughter of the late Richard Myron and Florence (Nihiser) Breese. On July 9, 1966, she married the Federico Martinez, who survives of Convoy. Together, they shared over 55 years of marriage.

Denise was a homemaker and a graduate of Van Wert High School.

Surviving are her husband, Federico; daughters, Regina (Greg) Adam and Milissa Martinez, both of Convoy; grandchildren, Taylor Martinez, Vincent Adam and Quintin Adam; and a sister, Dorinda Sue (Donald) Dempsey of Convoy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David Breese.

Private family services will be held at a later date with burial in Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Gearhart - Sauer Funeral Home, Convoy, Ohio.

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