PASSADUMKEAG – Clement A. Marquis, 94, passed away June 1, 2014, at his home, following a brief battle with stomach cancer. Clem was born June 19, 1919, in Old Town, to Amos and Mary Ophelia (Ouellette) Marquis, and was the last of nine children.
Clem loved farming and spent his entire life farming on the banks of the Penobscot River. He stayed on the farm following his father’s death and made a home for his widowed mother and sister, Blanche. He had a large herd of dairy cows, selling milk to the milk market. He also had a fluent Christmas Tree business, selling trees to the University of Maine and out of state. Upon retiring in 1980, he sold the farm to tenants from Paris, France, keeping only the last 40 acres and building a home for he and his wife, the late Lillian Y. Marquis. Clem and Lil’ were both active in the Passadumkeag Grange and he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. The family wishes to thank Jill and the hospice workers for their care, along with two special nephews, making his wish of staying at home until the end possible.
A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Matthew Cemetery, West Enfield. Arrangements made by Clay Funeral Home, 7 Lee Rd., Lincoln. Those who wish may sign an online register and leave written condolences at www.clayfuneralhome.com.