Obituary: John L. Marquis – Lewiston Sun Journal

John L. Marquis

AUBURN – John L. Marquis, 82, died peacefully Aug. 26, 2022 at his home after a short battle with cancer.

John was born in Lewiston, Maine on April 3, 1940, the son of Ludger and Delia Thibodeau Marquis. He married Claire J. Marquis on October 2, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Church in Lewiston. He graduated from St. Dominic’s Secondary School in 1958 where he was part of the band for four years. He then served his country honorably in the US Air Force for four years. Upon his return, he began his career at General Electric in Auburn, where he worked for 30 years.

John was a member of Holy Family Church in Lewiston where he was sexton, served daily Mass for several years and served funeral Masses for over 20 years. He was a promoter of the Miraculous Medal for many years, a Secular Franciscan, Son of Mary, Archconfraternity of Saint Philomena and life member of the Perpetual Rosary. He loved to study the scriptures.

John has always had a passion for roller skating which he practiced at least once a week from his teenage years until a few months ago. The Auburn Rollodrome was his favorite venue, he really enjoyed engaging with the crowd as many marveled at the way he danced on his skates. His other hobbies included ice skating, backpacking, backpacking, snowshoeing, and playing the French horn.

He is survived by his wife Claire J. Marquis, his sons, Andrew Marquis and his wife Veronica of Walpole, Mass., Michael Sylvester and his wife Vanessa of Peaks Island, James McCoy and his wife Rhea of ​​Sanford, and Renee Therrien of Virginia. , as well as 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Rita, Lina, Lila, Helena, Sylvia, Alma, and his brothers, Albert and his wife Joan, and Willie and his wife Madeleine.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, September 1, at Fortin Group Funeral Home, Auburn, 217 Turner St. On Friday, September 2, there will be a Mass at Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston at 11 a.m., followed by interment at St. Peters Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, he would prefer that you make a donation to St. Martin de Porres, 23 Bartlett St.,

Lewiston, Maine 04240.


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