Stanley James Marshall died at his Vineyard Haven home on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was 88.
Stanley was born in Vineyard Haven on December 31, 1925 to Joseph and Angeline Marshall, and he lived his entire life in Vineyard Haven.
As part of the greatest generation, Stanley served his country in the Navy, being stationed in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre during World War 11. Upon his return home he worked briefly for the Steamship Authority. Stanley was married to Mary I. Bernard of Oak Bluffs on December 31, 1950. They shared 63 years of marriage together.
Stanley worked for over 40 years for H.N. Hinckley & Sons Lumber, retiring as Yard Foreman. His favorite past time was taking care of his lawn and his home which he built himself. Stanley was a member of the American Legion Post 257, Vineyard Haven.
Beside his loving wife, Stanley is survived by his sister-in-law Ann Smith of Edgartown, and also by several nieces and nephews including James J. Marshall of Vineyard Haven and Richard Marshall of Southwick.
Memorial visiting hours will be held in the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road, Oak Bluffs on Wednesday, March 26, 5–7 pm. A graveside service will held at 11 am on Thursday, March 27, in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Vineyard Haven, with Rev. Michael Nagle officiating. Full military honors will be offered by the Veterans of Martha’s Vineyard. Donations in Stanley’s memory may be made to Hope Hospice, PO Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.