Danvers — Paul J. Marquis, 82, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2013, in the Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marjorie (Perkins) Marquis, with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.
Born in Swampscott on April 17, 1931, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Lumina (Ouellette) Marquis. He was raised and educated in Salem, where he obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. Paul served our country with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged. Paul had been employed as a supervisor for 35 years with AT&T. Paul was very active within his Danvers community, where he lived for 58 years. He had been a town meeting member, a member of the school committee and the democratic town committee. He also enjoyed music from the big band era, gardening and especially, spending time with his family.
Besides his wife Marjorie, he is survived by his children, Wayne P. Marquis and his wife, Nancy, of Danvers, Debra L. Marquis of Boxford, Linda J. Marquis and her husband, Tim, Markham of Peabody, and Scott A. Marquis of New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Jennifer A. Marquis of Cambridge, Kristen L. Martin and her husband, Brian, of Danvers, Kathryn E. Azevedo and her husband, Edgar, of Topsfield, Ashley R. Gioia and her husband, Michael, of Bradford, Janelle D. Sousa of Peabody, Danielle D. Sousa of Boxford, and Scott A. Marquis Jr. and his wife, Taliah, of Virginia; his great grandchildren, Jake and Brynn Martin, Noemia and Jackson Azevedo, and Adam Gioia. He leaves two siblings, Andy Belanger of New Hampshire, and Marlene LeBouf of Peabody. He was predeceased by five siblings, Louise E. Marquis, Marie Baker, Patsy Savio, Saber Lynch, and Edward Belanger.
ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, November 20, in St. Mary of the Annunciation Church, 24 Conant Street, Danvers. Visiting hours are Tuesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm Street, Danvers. Burial is private.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Paul’s name to the Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Danvers, MA 01923, or the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St, Framingham, MA 01701. www.LyonsFuneral.com.