-- James N. Markeseines Jr.

-- James N. Markeseines Jr., 84

MESA, AZ -- James N. Markeseines Jr., 84, a former resident of Winchendon, and resident of Mesa, AZ for the past 12 years, died Tuesday, March 26, at home, after a long illness.

His wife of ten years, Ruth M. (Gabriel) Douai-Markeseines, died in 2011.

He leaves his son, David Markeseines, and his wife, Linda, of Winchendon; three daughters, Toni Markeseines, of Gardner, Tracy Hatfield, of Hudson, and Janice Daroche, of Bidderford, ME; two sisters, June McCalla of Gaithesburg, MD and Jean Bell of Galveston, TX; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son, James N. Markeseines III, in 2009.

Mr. Markeseines was a Signal Maintainer for the B & M Railroad for 47 years.

He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as Seaman 2nd Class.

He was born in Rochester, NH, on February 21, 1929, a son of the late James N. Markeseines Sr., and Audrey I. (Remick) Markeseines-Bell.

MARKESEINES -- Graveside Services with Military Honors will be held on Friday, April 12, at 1:00 p.m., in St. Bernard's Cemetery, off Boutelle St., Fitchburg, MA.

There are no calling hours.

The Smith-Mallahy-Masciarelli and Fitchburg Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Home, 243 Water St., Fitchburg, is directing Funeral arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850.

See www.masciarellifamilyfuneralhomes.net for further information.

Funeral Home

Smith - Mallahy - Masciarelli FH - Fitchburg
243 Water Street  Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-4151

Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Apr. 9, 2013