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Swan Funeral Home

825 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

OBITUARY

Lynn Vincent Marshall

March 11, 1929April 23, 2020

Lynn Vincent Marshall of Stamford, CT, formerly of Council Bluffs, Iowa, died April 23rd after living a wonderful and loving life of more than 91 years. He leaves behind a son, John Marshall of Fall River, Massachusetts, a daughter, Anne Hero of Fairfield, Connecticut, a son, David Marshall of Scarsdale, New York, a son, Christopher Marshall of Wilmington, North Carolina, a daughter, Katherine Mancini of Darien, Connecticut, and ten loving grandchildren.

Lynn Marshall received his High School degree from Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx,NY, his College Degree from The University of Notre Dame in South Bend , Indiana, his Law Degree from Columbia University in New York, NY. Upon completion of his education Lynn served in the US Navy as an intelligence officer for four years. Later in his career Lynn completed and received a Masters Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. After working as an attorney for a few years in White Plains ,NY Lynn made a decision to take a sabbatical and help Bishop McCauley in Uganda, Africa.

This was the best decision of his life for it was in Uganda that he met Patricia Donohue, his incredible future wife, whom was working in Africa as a nurse. Upon returning stateside Lynn married Pat and they quickly moved back to Africa. Lynn worked for CRS(Catholic Relief Services) for the next 15 years during which time Pat worked as a nurse and they lived in Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Lynn was blessed with 5 children whom were also raised in Africa.

After 15 years Lynn moved back to Westchester, NY with his family and continued to work with CRS. Several years later Lynn made a decision to take a job in Haiti with US Aid where he worked for a total of four years.

Upon retiring Lynn and Pat moved to Madison,CT where they lived until 2012. In 2012 Pat unfortunately passed and Lynn moved to Stamford,CT where he spent the remaining years of his life enjoying his sons and daughters and his ten grandchildren. Lynn was a true admirer of Shakespeare and enjoyed listening to classical music and teaching French.

Lynn was an exceptional man, husband, father, and grandfather with infinite grace, wisdom, and eloquence, who led an incredible and rewarding life.

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Susan Benjamin

April 26, 2020

Lynn Marshall overhead my conversations with my relative at the table next to his; he seemed annoyed. But when he learned my daughter had been to Africa, his face lit up and he softened. He was a bright, articulate and kind man with a great sense of humor. I enjoyed sharing jokes and stories with him during the past year. He was sharp until the end and was popular with his fellow seniors. He will be greatly missed.

Barbara Mercer

April 24, 2020

Mr. Marshall will forever be in my heart, he made me laugh, I admired his intelligence, rest in peace. I worked at Sunrise where he resided and I had the pleasure of knowing him for the 7 plus years I was there.

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