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GORDON E. MARQUIS

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MARQUIS, Gordon E. 84, died peacefully on May 10, 2016 of cancer at his home in Upton, MA. Born in Boston, he grew up in Newton, MA, graduated from Newton High School, and received a B.A. in History from Colby College in Waterville, ME. An Army veteran, he graduated from the intensive U.S. Army Language School in Monterey, CA in 1954. He was assigned as a Russian interpreter in occupied Germany, and was honorably discharged in 1960. Gordon spent over 30 years with New England Electric System (now National Grid), originally in the Finance and Accounting group, and subsequently in the Environmental Affairs team where he spent most of his career. He was a voracious reader of history and an opera aficionado. He was also a devoted friend of Bill W., Dr. Bob, and Jack the Barber for over 35 years. He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Pauline (Hoyt) Marquis. He is also survived by their two children and spouses, Will Marquis and his wife, Michele of Sutton, MA and Victoria Petracca and her husband, John of Lancaster, MA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Christina, Alexander Gordon and Isabella Marquis, and Anthony and Anna Grace Petracca, caring friend Kaylin Petracca, as well as his nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, Will and Martha Marquis, and his sister, Anne Stevenson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upton Public Library, 2 Main St, P.O. Box 1196, Upton, MA 01568, the Hopedale Unitarian Parish 65 Hopedale St, Hopedale, MA 01747, or Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 20 Prospect St, Milford, MA 01757. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at Hopedale Unitarian Parish on Saturday, June 4th at 11:30 a.m. A private burial will be held at Newton Cemetery at a later date. Please see his complete obituary at www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on May 29, 2016
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