Marcel H Marquis

October 31, 1935April 10, 2019

Marcel H. Marquis, 83, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Danbury, CT. He is predeceased by his dear wife Patricia (Parzuchowski) Marquis, sisters, Evette Lessard, Lucille Regan, and daughter-in-law Linda Marquis. He is survived by his children Michele Timan , Jeanne Marquis Fitch, Tammy Marquis Kersten, John Marquis, Paul Marquis, son-in-laws, Terry Timan, Mark Fitch, CJ Kersten, his brother Robert Marquis and his ten grandchildren Stasia & Allyssa Timan, Max & Ian Fitch, Claire, James & David Kersten, Alec, Andrew & Avery Marquis.

Marcel was born Oct. 31, 1935 and a proud native of Danbury, the city he enjoyed and to which he spent much of his leisure time fishing at Candlewood Lake, or helping friends and family with something that needed fixing. Beloved by his family and others for his goodness, and a devoted kind fun-loving “Papa” to his grandchildren. Marcel is a U.S. Army Veteran and a very talented craftsman recognized by a cap on his head and pencil behind his ear. Skilled with his hands and experience, Marcel worked as an independent master carpenter most of his career in Fairfield county building high-end custom homes including a couple of Grandfather clocks. He enjoyed cooking and known for “. . . the sauce is ready” where his children and grandchildren would gather to feast—which he will forever hold the secret recipe. Upon his retirement, Marcel enjoyed building fancy birdhouses, gardening, always a competition to score the first red tomato, having coffee at the bakery, going to county fairs, and enjoying backyard parties. Friends may call at the Green Funeral Home 57 Main St. Danbury CT, on Monday April 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 10: 30 am, interment will follow St. Peter Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To sign a book of remembrance and to offer condolences online please visit


22 April


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

23 April

Funeral Mass Sacred Heart of Jesus

10:30 am

23 April


11:30 am

St. Peter Cemetery

71 Lake Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810


Marcel H Marquis

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Bruce Iannacone

April 17, 2019

To John and all of your family. So sorry to hear about your dads passing. We had a lot of fun working together over the years. I will miss him stopping by every now and then to say hello and see what I’m doing. It had been a while since I had seen him. So I thought I would stop by. I’m glad I did. God bless all Rest in piece Marcel

lisette morrell ( Dessereau)

April 17, 2019

My deepest condolences to the entire Marquis family.
About 25 years ago Mr. Marquis helped a struggling new family and built the most beautiful oak cabinets that still stand in our kitchen today. A kind, gentle, funny and generous man that will be remembered as such.
Lisette Morrell ( Dessereau)

Sonia Martin (Lessard)

April 14, 2019

John & Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Marcel’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sonia & Steve Martin

Donna Gibson

April 13, 2019

Dear Marquis Family,
Very sorry for your loss. So glad you were blessed with your wonderful dad and he was blessed with such a loving family.
You are in my prayers.

Donna Gibson

Dorice Heron

April 13, 2019

Dear Michele, Jeanne, Tammy, John and Paul, I just heard and I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was always so nice to me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dorice

Brian Peet

April 12, 2019

My condolences to the Marquis family. I really enjoyed your dad, sharing stories, telling jokes and giving him a hard time in a fun way when he did work for me. He will be missed. A really nice person that I’m glad I got to know.