1926 – 2015

LEWISTON — Alfred C. Marquis, 89, of Sabattus died Tuesday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion with his family by his side.

He was born in Brunswick April 26, 1926, a son of Emma Marquis Guay. He was educated in Brunswick and Freeport schools.

Alfred served in the U.S. Army and 22 years in the Maine Army National Guard 133rd Infantry Division, retiring as a master sergeant. He was a member of New Auburn American Legion Post 153 and past president of the New Auburn Businessmen’s Association. He owned and operated Al’s Auto Body Shop in New Auburn. He was married to the former Annette Labonte, who died Dec, 25, 1983.

He enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports such as baseball, football, basketball and softball. He was an avid fan of the University of Maine football team, where his sons still hold records, as well as the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox. Alfred loved spending time at the ocean and with his family and friends and going out to eat.

Al will be remembered for being a jokester and teasing people, as well as for his beautiful smile and loving ways.

He is survived by his wife, the former Glenda G. Wing of Sabattus, whom he married June 14, 1985; his children, Anne LaFontaine and husband, Normand, of Florida, Alfred C. Marquis Jr. and wife, Julie, of New Jersey, John J. Marquis and wife, Patti, of Tennessee, Paige Bernier and husband, Mike, of Lewiston, and Tiffany Caton of Sabattus; grandchildren, Abigail and Reed Shelger, Maggie and Brendan McCord, Morgan Marquis, Matthew Marquis, Emily Marquis, Joanna Marquis, Lydia Marquis, Craig Bernier, Kailey Martin, Colton Bernier, Danielle Robichaud and Kearsten and Trevor Lamoreau; five great-granddaughters, Nina and Vera Shelger, Stella McCord, Wren Marquis and Jayla Cocroft.

The family wishes to thank the loving staff of St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, Memory Care Unit 3 East.

Online condolences and photo gallery at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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