1936 – 2016

NORWAY — John E. Marshall, 80, of Norway passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 29, at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, surrounded by family, feeling very loved.

John was born on Jan. 8, 1936, in Bethel, the son of Everett and Elva P. Marshall. He graduated from Norway High School in 1953 and attended Bryant and Stratton Business College before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He married his high school sweetheart, Evelyn Millett, in 1955 and they enjoyed 61 years together.

While serving in the Air Force from 1954 to 1958, he was assigned to the Airborne Early Warning System, primarily patrolling the East Coast. After serving in the Air Force, he worked at Aldrich Motors and was then self-employed at Marshall’s Flying A, later Marshall’s Getty Station, as a self-proclaimed “petroleum transfer engineer.” For many years, he went out to greet his customers with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. Later, he worked for Power Equipment as a sales representative, traveling over Northern New England. He retired from Irving Oil in 1992, and after retirement, worked part time at Bessey Motor Sales as a delivery driver.

After retiring, John and Evelyn made their camp at North Pond their permanent home, where he spent many hours watching activities on the pond, and the eagles, loons and turtles on the “Turtle Log.” He thoroughly enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, camping on the Maine Coast and woodworking. He had many interesting hunting stories to share with all, as well as his love of the outdoors. John and many of his friends established the early snowmobile trails in Norway, many of which are still in use today.

John is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn; three daughters, Beth and Michael Abbott, Patricia and George Rice, and Barbara Brunjes and partner, Steve McAllister; as well as six grandchildren, Brandon and Christine Abbott, Melissa Abbott, Derek McAllister, Niki and Eric Reynolds, Nicholas and Jarod Brunjes; five great-granddaughters; and a great-grandson, soon to arrive. He also leaves brothers–in-law, Leland Millett Jr., Elwyn and Nancy Millett; and sister–in-law, Hope Millett; several cousins and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; and sisters, Marilyn Toher and Elizabeth Swan.

The family would like to thank Beacon Hospice and the entire staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital for their exceptional care, compassion and support. In honor of John and his love for his family, take a little extra time to show appreciation to your family and loved ones, and enjoy the good times.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

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