1950 – 2014

TURNER — Russell “Benny” S. Marston, 64, of Mancine Road, Turner, died Monday, July 28, at his home with his loving family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Lewiston on July 23, 1950, a son of the late Cedric and Priscilla (Wade) Marston. He was educated in Turner and graduated from Leavitt Institute, Class of 1968. Russ married the love of his life, the former Anita Gagne, on June 12, 1971, in Sabattus. He worked for W.D. Matthews Machinery for 45 years as the service manager, retiring due to health.

Russ was a 40-year member and past master of Nezinscot Lodge No. 101 in Turner. He was also a member of the Turner Chapter No. 41 and the Kora Shrine, where he was very active in the Second Section. He attended East Auburn Baptist Church.

Russ loved old cars and restoring them, spending time at the coast, was an avid snowmobiler, taking many trips into Quebec, and was a member of the Turner Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club, where he groomed many miles of trails. His true passion was being with his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren.

He leaves his wife of 43 years, Anita of Turner; two sons, Richard Marston and wife, Cathy, of Turner and Ryan Marston and wife, Kimmy, of Turner; a daughter, Angela Monti and husband, Nick, of Turner; two brothers, Michael Marston and wife, Liana, of Auburn and Steven Marston and wife, Carolyn, of Missouri; two sisters, Terry Stover and husband, Eric, of Orland and Shane Jamison and husband, Wayne, of Mexico; a dear sister-in-law, Debbie Marston of Lewiston; three grandchildren, Caleb and Keriah Marston and Arabella Monti, with another grandchild on the way; three godsons, Tommy Rodrique and Kyle and Kolby Youland; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his grandmother, Edith “Gigi” Wade; two brothers, Franklin “Skip” Marston and Wade Marston; and a sister, Nancy Gowel.

The family would like to send a very special thank-you to the nurses and the entire staff on the Oncology Unit, fourth floor at St. Mary’s, Dr. Pandey and the staff of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice for the exceptional care they gave to Russ and his family.

You are invited to offer condolences and pay tribute to Russell’s life by visiting his guest book at www.thefortingroupauburn.com.

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