Eugene (Gene) A. Marquis, age 80, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Winchester Hospital surrounded by a loving family in person and in spirit. He was the beloved husband to his wife Maureen (Coakley) Marquis. They were happily married for 57 years.
Gene was born on April 19, 1940, in the city of Woburn, MA. to the late Emile and Kathleen, (Riggio) Marquis of Woburn. He was the brother to the late Douglas and his wife Doris Marquis of Stoneham. At the age of eight Gene and his family moved to the town of Stoneham. Gene was a graduate of Stoneham High School with the class of 1958. Gene married his beloved wife Maureen on October 5, 1963. The two continued to reside in Stoneham.
Gene is survived by his loving wife Maureen, their three children, Jeffery Marquis, and his wife Deborah (DiGiantommaso) of NH. Jeanine Lombardi and her husband Micheal of Stoneham, and Patrice Bradley, and her husband David of Waltham. He is also survived by 8 loving grandchildren, Ethan and Gino Lombardi, Nicholas, Marissa, Connor, and Emelia Marquis, James, and Noah Oswald. Also is survived by 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
After graduation, Gene went to work at his family's Bakery; Marquis Party and Pastry. In 1962 Gene joined the service and proudly severed in the National Guard until 1968. During this time Gene continued to work for his family's bakery. After Fifty years of work as a baker he retired from Spinelli's. This did not stop him from sharing his passion and knowledge of baking with family and friends. One could often find Gene spending hours behind his home oven on a Saturday afternoon making an abundance of pizzas for the neighborhood children. Gene was an avid sports fan and loved all of his Boston teams. But above all Gene found the most joy watching his children and grandchildren play sports on the same fields he did.
Gene was happiest when surrounded by family. Something that was near and dear to his heart. To be part of his family was not defined by blood but by who one was as a person. Anyone who entered his house was greeted with open arms and the brightest of smiles. This continued through multi-generations of people. Gene was best known for his infectious laugh and an array of quirky sayings to make people laugh no matter how they were feeling. His patriarchal imagine went beyond his own children and reached the lives of many friends, nieces, and nephews. Gene spent the last 5 years of his life living with his beloved wife Maureen, his daughter Jeanine and her husband Michael, and his grandchildren Ethan and Gino Lombardi in Stoneham, Ma. He will be sourly missed by all.
At the request of the family services will be privately held and a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.