Luis F. Martinez, 72, Real Estate Broker and Entrepreneur

Luis_MartinezLuis F. Martinez, 72, of North Andover and formerly of Haverhill, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Haverhill.

He was born in Havana, Cuba Aug. 10, 1944, the son of the late Luis and Maria M. (Diaz) Martinez. Martinez was educated in Cuba before immigrating to the United States. He attended Boston University and lived in Haverhill prior to settling in North Andover in 1982. He was a real estate broker and an entrepreneur. He was the former owner of the Lil Peach in Lawrence and owned a travel agency in Salem, N.H., for a period of time.

He is survived by his wife Janice Martinez; daughters, Melissa Martinez of North Andover, Vivian Kent of Harwich and Sandra Carter of Bradenton, Fla.;  son, Louis Martinez of Alpharetta, Ga.; sister, Adelina Manrique of Elizabeth, N.J.; five grandchildren, Christian, Nicholas, Tyler, Colton and Connor; as well as two nephews, Javier and Ricardo Manrique.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial mass Thursday, March 2, 11:30 a.m., at Saint Michael’s Parish, 196 Main St., North Andover, MA 01845. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Haverhill and Bradford.