Obituary: Emile ‘Frenchie’ Marquis

Emile ‘Frenchie’ Marquis

NAUGATUCK — Mr. Emile “Frenchie” Marquis, 87, of Hackett Street, Naugatuck entered into eternal rest joining his wife Alma (Clavette) Marquis on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012 at the VITAS Care Unit at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

Mr. Marquis was born in Frenchville, Maine on March 15, 1925, a son of the late Adolphe and Edith (Gervais) Marquis. He was a longtime Waterbury resident before moving to Naugatuck where he lived for the past 11 years. He retired from the City of Waterbury after 27 years of service as a mechanic.

He leaves two sons, Roger Marquis and his wife June of Massachusetts, David Marquis of Waterbury; four daughters, Rachel Carpentier and her husband Paul of Waterbury, Joanne Avoletta and her husband Peter of Torrington, Lisa Piesyna and her husband Gregory of Naugatuck, Diane Marquis and her husband Dan Kean of Naugatuck; three sisters, Jeanette Lewis of Bristol, Rita Barriault of Nevada, and Mary Anne Marquis of Winsted; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Guildo Marquis, a brother and two sisters.

His funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. from the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck to the Shrine of Saint Anne for a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery, Cross Street, Naugatuck. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine of Saint Anne, 518 South Main Street, Waterbury, CT 06706.

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