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Robert E. Markham of the Black Rock section of Bridgeport passed away Saturday March at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Born in New Britain to the late Thomas and Ella Markham, he spent most of his life in Bridgeport. He was a graduate of Central High School and Arnold College. Mr. Markham had a long career in automobile sales in New York and Connecticut. After retiring he worked for 18 years as a Marshal for the State of Connecticut in Superior Court where he charmed many jurors with his observations of courthouse doings. He is survived by his sister Anne Richard and sister-in-law Martha Markham of Bridgeport. Nieces Ellen Richard and Mary Richard Gloria (Joey). Nephews Bill Richard (Sarah) and their children Katie, Emily and Sean, Thomas (Rosemary), William (Dee), John, and David Harrison (Maggie) and their children Melissa, Matthew, Andrew, and Pamela Harrison. Bob was predeceased by his beloved wife Justine McCarthy (who spent the last 11 years of her life at the Carolton convalesscent hospital with Bob in daily attendance); his sister Mary Harrison and brothers Frank and Jack Markham. Bob was a great Giants fan and was known to put a dollar or two on a game. He was a member of the Gaelic American Club and the Norden Club. Bob was our family's professional Irishman taking great joy in his heritage. (One of his favorite quotes (he had so many) was "you can always tell an Irishman but you can't tell him much" Above all, he was a devoted Catholic all his life generously supporting their missions and causes. The wake was held at the Larson Funeral Home at 2496 North Avenue, Bridgeport. A mass of Christian Burial took place at St. Ann's Church, Brewster Street, Bridgeport.
Interment was in the St. Michael's Cemetery.
Published in Connecticut Post from Mar. 11 to Mar. 17, 2013