Vernon D. Marshman Jr., 89, of Enfield, the loving husband to Mary (Gionfriddo) Marshman for 44 years, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford.
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Born in Bangor, Maine, he was the son of the late Vernon and Edith Marshman. Vernon served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy. He was in active duty for 12 years fighting in World War II and the Korean War. He worked as a sheet metal worker and welder for Hamilton Standard. Vernon enjoyed woodworking, especially making furniture and building ships. He belonged to a gasoline engine club and greatly enjoyed the time he spent working in his garage. Vernon was as outgoing people person who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his beloved wife, Mary, Vernon will be dearly missed by his sister, Evelyn Holland of Indiana, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Richard Marshman; and his sisters, Marie Aldrich and Madelaine Haining.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, June 4, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Newington Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington.
His funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Newington Memorial followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Brigid Church in West Hartford. Interment with military honors will take place in St. Mary Cemetery in New Britain immediately following the Mass.
Memorial donations in Vernon's name may be directed to Palliative Care at Saint Francis, 114 Woodland St., Hartford, CT 06105.
To share a memory with his family please visit us at
Newington Memorial Funeral Home
20 Bonair Avenue Newington, CT 06111
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 2 to June 6, 2014