Raymond A. Marquis
1933 – 2010
NORWAY — Raymond A. Marquis, 77, of Harris Hill Road, Poland, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Lewiston, March 1, 1933, the son of Albert and Antoinette (Beaudry) Marquis. He was educated in Lewiston schools. He worked first as an electrician at Kerr Electric. In 1970, he founded his own electrical business which he operated until his retirement. Ray maintained an apple orchard for many years at his home in Poland, where he resided for 50 years.
He met his first wife, the former Mary Lou McLellan, while roller skating at the Rollodrome. They were married in 1955 and shared 48 years of marriage until her death in 2003.
His many hobbies included bowling, deep sea fishing, hunting, boating, woodworking, watching bluebirds and hummingbirds at his home. He became nationally known as “The Birdman” after rescuing a hummingbird at his birdfeeder.
He enjoyed time at Moxie Lake at the Forks. He loved spending time with his seven children and 14 grandchildren. He was also involved with coaching the Little League in Poland for many years where his sons played baseball.
He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra Dyer of Poland, whom he married in 2005 and her son Lucas Smith; also surviving are four sons, Wayne and his wife, Patty, Daniel and his wife, Sandy, Jeff and his wife, Tracey and Mark and his wife, Lisa; three daughters, Maureen Marquis, Patricia and her husband, Pedro Rojas and Kate and her husband, Matt Tufts; three sisters, Cecile Giguere and her husband, Gabriel, Jackie and her husband, Guy Giguere, and Pauline Schutt; 14 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his first wife he was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Toby Marquis.

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