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Joel Marquis


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Joel Marquis, 68, resident of Southington, died peacefully with his loving family at his side on Monday, February 17th, in New Britain, after a long illness. Joel was born in Fort Kent, Maine on March 8, 1945. He was the son of Rena Marquis of New Britain and the late Lionel Marquis. Joel was the proud owner of J & J Stairs of Plainville. He was a communicant of St Aloysius Church in Southington. Joel served in the US Army in Korea in 1965 and 1966. He enjoyed NASCAR Racing & traveled in his motor home to Florida, Delaware, the Pocono's, and New Hampshire, to watch his favorite drivers. He liked to fish and hunt, and also enjoyed completing crossword puzzles. Joel had a heart of gold and will certainly be missed by all who got to know him. Joel is survived by his children: Raymond and his fiancée MaryAnn Justice of Bristol, Tammy Tatro of Southington and Jenn Lucas & husband Darrell of Meriden. His 10 grandchildren, Robin, Mariah, Chelsea, Tyler, Brittany, Brandon, Trista, Emily, Jamie & Addison to be born in May. His sisters: Jennie (Roger) Daigle of Bristol, Betty (Lorenzo) Babin of Plainville, Nancy (Michael) Zecchin of Bloomfield & Janice (Dan) Cyr of Bangor, Maine. His brothers: Galen (Marion) Marquis of New Hampshire, Phil (Doreen) Marquis of Berlin, & Ron (Renee) Marquis of East Granby. And many nieces & nephews. He also leaves behind his former wives Norma Marquis of Bristol and Jeanne Marquis of Southington. Besides his father Lionel, Joel was predeceased by his sons Jamie & Jody & his brothers James & Gerald. Joel's family would like to thank the Doctors & Nurses at the Hospital of Central CT.,CCU for their kindness and tender care during Joel's 8 week stay there. Relatives & friends may join the family at O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Bristol on Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00a.m. to 11:30a.m., followed by a procession to St. Matthew Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 Noon. Committal service will be later in the Spring with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the , 45 Ash St. East Hartford, CT 06108-3272. To leave a message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, please visit www.OBrien-FuneralHome.com


Published in The Hartford Courant on Feb. 20, 2014
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