Thomas Marston

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MERIDEN - Thomas Marston, of Meriden, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at the hospice facility at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was 67 years old and is survived by his wife, Joyce Hale Marston.

He was born in Torrington, on Jan. 11, 1944, son of the late Thomas Marston and Josephine Sands Marston. He graduated high school at Westminster in Simsbury in 1962. He also attended college at Wooster Polytechnic Institute, City College of San Francisco, and received a bachelor's of science in computer science from Southern Connecticut State University in 1985. Until his retirement, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service, both in San Francisco, Calif., and Wallingford at the Southern Connecticut P&D Center, along with other computer programming positions.

Tom was a fan of the New England Patriots, San Francisco Giants and UConn Huskies and loved March Madness every year. He enjoyed working with computers, crosswords, Sudoku, and many intellectual games and puzzles. While he lived in San Francisco, for instance, he gained a professional ranking as a Go player, and enjoyed the camaraderie of the group that met to play the Japanese board game. He and his family enjoyed vacations in Woods Hole, Mass.

Besides his wife, Joyce, he is survived by his son, Thomas Sands Marston, of Watertown; daughter, Jessica Marston Gomez, of California, and daughter, Jocelyn Hale Marston; and son, Benjamin Sands Marston, of Meriden. He also leaves two nieces, Maya Jerome Bringe, of Bristol, and Zoe Sands Morgan, of Fairfax, Va.; and a large extended family. He is also survived by the family cat, Tuffy. He is predeceased by his sister, Josephine Ewart Marston.

His family also wishes to extend their thanks to the caring staff at MidState Medical Center and the Acute Care Unit at Masonicare in Wallingford.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m., at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the service.
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John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
88 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 235-3338
Published in The Record-Journal on Mar. 24, 2011
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