Robert R. Marquis, Sr., 79, of Bristol, widower of Jacqueline (Carrier) Marquis his loving wife of 58 years, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at The Pines.
Robert was born in Milton, Mass., on July 1, 1939, and was a son to the late Raymond and Helen Marquis. He was raised in Terryville before joining the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged from the Navy and settled in Bristol. Robert was the owner and operator of Life Accident and Health Associates for 40 plus years. He was an avid bicyclist and traveler with his wife and family. A true Patriarch in every sense of the word.
He is survived by his son, Robert Jr. Marquis and his wife, Karen, of Bristol; his two daughters, Christine Clegg and her husband, David, of Harwinton, Elizabeth Berardinelli and her husband, David, of Bristol; his two brothers, Charles Marquis of Mass., Lawrence Marquis of Enfield and his two sisters, Joan McDonald of Mass., Dorothy Branciforte of Cromwell, 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 8. 2018, at noon at St. Matthew Church, 120 Church Ave., Forestville. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Relatives and friends may call at Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, on Saturday between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to America Parkinson Disease Association. www.apdaparkinson.org . Visit Robert’s memorial website at www.FunkFuneralHome.com