Romain “Romie” Joseph Marcoux, 94, of Manchester, died January 28, 2010 at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center.
Mr. Marcoux was born in Manchester, August 28, 1915, the son of Joseph and Delvina (Dion) Marcoux. He attended local schools and was a lifelong resident of this city.
During World War II, he served with the US Army with the 404th Ordnance Medium Maintenance Company in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, Phillipines and Guam and earned a bronze star. He was a member of Post 79 American Legion and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
He owned and operated Marcoux’s Market on the corner of West Hancock and Second Streets for more than 30 years.
Romie was a devoted communicant of St. Raphael Church where he served in various capacities including an usher for many years and volunteering in the Food Pantry.
He enjoyed being with family and friends the most, but his fantastic garden of blueberries, raspberries, vegetables and canterbury bells, were his pride and joy. He was an avid historical reader.
His wife of 60 years, Louise (Doll) Marcoux, died December 16, 1998.
IN HIS LIFETIME: Members of his family include a son: Robert R. Marcoux and his wife Lena, of Berwick, Maine, a daughter: Diane Gallant and her husband Robert, of Nashua, 2 granddaughters, Susan Grattan of Portsmouth, Catherine Follen and her husband Eric of Sanford, Maine, a great grandson, Sam Grattan, several nieces and nephews. He also leaves a cousin and good friend, Yvonne Mercier.
He was predeceased by 5 sisters: Isabelle Crooker, Lillian Willey, Cecile Baker, Rebecca Demers, Sylvia Dunham.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Durning, Bykowski & Young Funeral Home, 285 Manchester St., corner of Beech St.
The funeral liturgy will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St., Manchester. Encryptment will follow in Mt. Calvary Mausoleum.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Raphael Parish Food Pantry, 103 Walker St., Manchester, NH 03102.