Obituary: James “Jim” Edward DeMartini


James “Jim” Edward DeMartini

James “Jim” Edward DeMartini 1952 – 2022 BATH – James “Jim” Edward DeMartini, 69, of Old Sloop Lane died on July 9, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1952, to Edward Norbert DeMartini and Dorothy Mary Gallagher. Jim was the youngest of three children. Jim graduated in 1974 from the University of Notre Dame du Lac in Notre Dame, Ind. with a degree in business administration. He was selected for the U.S. Navy Reserve Officers’ Training Corps while at Notre Dame. After graduation, he served with distinction as a naval combat information center officer and senior propulsion assistant from 1974 to 1977 in the USS Richard L. Page (FFG 5), a naval vessel. war built in Bath. Before being honorably demobilized from the Navy, he meets the one who will be the love of his life. In 1976 Jim married Sally Marie Hagenbuch, a native of Larchmont, NY They were married for nearly 45 years until Sally’s death in 2021. After her Navy service, Jim and Sally moved to Bath, Maine . Jim worked for Bath Iron Works in various capacities for over 30 years. He retired from his position as Director of Communications of BIW in 2014. He was an active member, reader and supporter of All Saints Parish and St. Mary’s Church in Bath. He loved the outdoors, the ocean, visiting national parks, and most of all he cherished every moment with his family and many close friends. He is best remembered for the kindness and warmth he showed to everyone he met. He was predeceased by his mother and father; his sister, Dolores Wright; and his beloved wife. He is survived by his son Peter DeMartini (Kelly) and his grandsons, Jackson and Logan of Freeport; and son Michael DeMartini (Tiffany) of Springfield, Oregon. He is also survived by his sister, Paula Adomaitis (Dennis) of Pennsylvania; her nephew, Edward Wright (Kristen) of Maryland; and his wife’s family, whom he loved as his own. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the David E. Desmond & Son Funeral Home in Bath. A Christian Burial Mass will be held at All Saints Parish, St. Mary’s Church in Bath at 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 27, 2022. In light of current conditions, the family respectfully asks guests to consider taking a COVID test -19 fast and wear a mask at these events to ensure the safety of all attendees. To share your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, Maine or Doctors Without Borders

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