Service:Wednesday, April 16, at 11:00 AM in Collins Funeral Home.Visitation:Wednesday, April 16, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, in the Collins Funeral Home.Interment:Riverside Cemetery, 81 Riverside Avenue, Norwalk, CT.

Elsie Jeanne Dorr Martin

Lifelong Resident of Norwalk

Elsie Dorr Martin, 78, wife of Keith H. Martin of Norwalk, CT passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Norwalk Hospital after suffering from long term health issues.

 Born October 30, 1935 on Spring Hill Ave. in Norwalk, she was the daughter of the late Sanders M. Dorr and Emma Barron Dorr.

Elsie attended Norwalk Schools and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1953 She was a member of the DAR Norwalk Chapter. Elsie had a great love and passion for the Green Mountains of Vermont and her vacation home in the small town Ripton.

Elsie is survived by her husband, Keith H. Martin of Norwalk. Her three children; David Martin of Lyme, CT, Linda Martin and James Martin both of Norwalk, and granddaughter, Sarah Palmer and her husband William Palmer Jr.; Her precious and adored great grandchildren, Mia and Gunnar Palmer. Elsie is also survived by her three sisters, Violet Tasco of Norwalk, Ethel Rubino of Norwalk and Millicent Bailey of California along with her many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers, Sanders Dorr Jr., killed in action in World War II and Robert Dorr.

Services will be held on Wednesday, April 16, at 11:00 AM in the Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue Norwalk. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, in the funeral home.


  1. Remembering the good old days of Rockmeadow Road and the trips to your cabin in Ripton when we were kids.
    We will miss you.
    God bless.

    April 16, 2014
    Tim Robinson -
  • Griffin and I were away and heard of Elsie’s passing when we returned. We always enjoyed talking to her while walking by with Maddie and hearing her share a story or two! Know she will be dearly be missed by you all.a We both extend our heartfelt sympathies during your time of loss and grief. Wonder if she knew that the few times the ambulance came by he was running behind checking to see if they as well as the firefighters were doing their job “right” by her! God bless. The Stover Family – 28 Rockmeadow Road

    April 21, 2014
    Elaine & Griffin Stover -
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