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Robert W. Marquis

April 17th, 2018

Robert W. Marquis, fondly known as “Bob” to his family and friends, age 79, a long-time resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2018, at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.

Bob was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on January 21, 1939; he was the dear son of the late William and Jeannette (Hexel) Marquis and brother of the late Muriel Altamirano.

Bob was a wonderful man inside and out; he was quiet and shy but always gave so much of himself to others. Bob was supported as a domestic minister by the Leominster Assembly of God Church and the Community Congregational Church in Billerica. In the last 20 years, Bob, was very involved with the New Beginnings, Inc., a prison outreach ministry. This was Bob’s “calling” to help others who were incarcerated; he was such a support system and helped so many stay strong while they were in prison and upon their release. Bob was very active in many areas of New Beginnings; he put a lot of time into inmate correspondence, Bible study aides, Ministry presentations, Church referrals, Aftercare resources and follow-up counseling. Bob knew his Bible and scriptures; he spent countless hours researching and responding to questions that the inmates presented to him and he did not stop until he could answer them as fully as possible.

Bob also had musical talents; he was a member of the group The Selah Three with two of his best friends and played the guitar. Bob and his friends participated in a lot of Nursing Home Ministry where they would give musical concerts and bring so much happiness and peace to the patients.

Bob will be fondly remembered as a simple man who went out of his way for those in need; he was very knowledgeable when it came to the Bible and an eloquent writer when responding to countless letters from the many acquaintances and friends he made while involved in various prisons. Bob truly had a good heart and he will be missed by all who knew and cared for him.

Family and friends will gather for a Service on Monday, April 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA.

In lieu of flowers donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the Abundant Life Christian Church, 173 Church St., Wilmington, MA 01887.

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  1. MJH says:

    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved friend Bob. May the beautiful memories of him that you cherish provide comfort and strength for you and your family. May you find solace as you endure this most distressing time with our Heavenly Father (Ps. 83:18) who revives the spirit of those hurting. Isaiah 57:15.

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