John E. Marshall, 92, formerly of Bristol


John E. Marshall, 92, formerly of Leroy Drive, Riverside and Bristol, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at the Berkshire Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Providence.

He was the husband of the late Martha A. (Adams) Marshall.

Born in Fall River, as son of the late August and Mary (Williams) Marshall.

John was a manager for the former Ben Franklin Store and Franklin Five and Dime formerly in Barrington.

He was a WWII Navy Veteran.

He loved playing the piano.

He is survived by two sons, Alan J. Marshall (Mary Anne) of Conway, NH and Bruce E. Marshall (Nancy) of Carver, Mass.; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 301 South County Trail in Exeter.

Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association RI Chapter, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02906. For online condolence shared memories, information, directions go to


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