Florence J. (Lame) Marshall, 92

Jun 9, 2020

Florence J. (Lame) Marshall, age 92 of Acushnet, passed away peacefully at Alden Court on June 6, 2020. She was the wife of the late Ralph Marshall.

Born in Acushnet, the daughter of the late Charles and Bertha (Plaud) Lame, she was a graduate of New Bedford High School and resided most of her life in Acushnet.

Mrs. Marshall was employed as a Records Clerk for several years in the late 1940’s at St. Luke’s Hospital before her family began to blossom and worked at the Kennedy-Donovan Center in New Bedford later in her life. She was also a member of the Acushnet Historical Society. She took classes in cake decorating, stained glass making and decorative painting. As a homemaker for a family of 10 with limited resources at times, she made do with what she had, but always managed to make it special. Florence will be remembered most for being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was loved by everyone that knew her. She treated everyone humanely, was empathetic to everyone she had the pleasure of meeting and was a second mother to many other people in her life.

She is survived by seven children John Marshall and his wife Paulette of New Bedford, Peter Marshall and his wife Karen of Rochester, Julie Hillier and her husband Jack of Mattapoisett, Charles Marshall and his wife Anna of Acushnet, Robert Marshall and his wife Donna of Freetown, Katherine Majka and her husband Peter of Fairhaven and Thomas Marshall of Acushnet; 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Marshall was the mother of the late Elizabeth Drolet and sister of the late Eugene and Charles Lame.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Visiting Hours on June 11, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME AT FAIRLAWN 180 Washington St., Fairhaven. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in her honor may be made to Alden Court Activities Fund, 389 Alden Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. Her funeral mass and burial will be private.

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