Martin Patrick Golden, Jr.
April 1, 1940 – February 16, 2019
Martin Patrick Golden, Jr. passed into eternal peace on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at age 78. He was a trooper who fought the good fight as he suffered through long years of illness and pain, without losing his optimism and sense of humor. Marty (AKA “Spike”) was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was a medic in the U.S. Army. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, and later obtained his law degree from St. John’s University, Brooklyn. He spent his career as a Criminal Defense Attorney for the Suffolk County Legal Aid Society on Long Island, NY. He was most proud of helping to found the East End Rowing Club to help underserved youth obtain college rowing scholarships. All his children had migrated to Billings, and he and his wife Alice joined them here in 2005. His greatest joys were being in the kitchen baking bread, creating a new recipe, reading, playing chess, having good conversations, and being with family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Patrick, Sr. and Nancy Golden, and nephew Mark Golden. He will be remembered with love by his devoted wife, Alice, his loving children Marie Clare Golden, Christine (Joseph) Malchuski, Marty (Katie) Golden, grandchildren Jessica, Kinsey, Joseph, Jake, Decklin, Maizy, and great grandson Brady James. And his wonderful brothers and their wives, John (Nancy) Golden, Peter (Carolyn) Golden, Jerry (Martha) Golden, his good buddy Alfred J., as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. We would like to thank Billings Clinic for their kind and skillful care during his many illnesses. And we especially thank the Dialysis staff for their compassionate and loving care. Their patients truly become family to them, and they sure became family to us.
5:00 pm Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019 – Gathering and Prayer Vigil, Cremation and Funeral Gallery, 29 8th St. West, Billings
Noon, Fri., March 1, 2019 – Mass of the Resurrection, St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral, 215 N. 31st St., Billings, Reception following.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice if you wish.