NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

September 9, 2013

Ronald I. Marshall, 82


Georgetown, MA — Ronald I. Marshall passed away on September 5, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. He was the beloved husband of Marilyn "Nan" (Handren) Marshall for more than 65 years. Mr. Marshall was a longtime resident of Georgetown, serving the town in many municipal capacities within the school, police and fire departments, and having served as water superintendent, following his father who was the first water superintendent of the town. Mr. Marshall was the namesake of the West Street Pumping Station. He was a avid fisherman and wilderness lover, spending much of his time in the Allagash area of Maine.

Mr. Marshall was born on September 23, 1930, and would have celebrated his 83rd birthday this month. He was the son of the late William and Mary Marshall, who emigrated from Arbroath, Scotland, in 1924. He is the brother of Sheila (Marshall) Kelly of Georgetown and brother-in-law to William Handren of Maine. He was predeceased by his brother, William, and brother-in-law James Handren. He was also predeceased by his son-in-law, John "Jack" Casey, in January.

Mr. Marshall is survived by his three devoted daughters, Candice Weston of North Andover, Cathy Mello of Georgetown, and Caryn Casey of Bradford; and his son-in-law Gregory Mello of Georgetown. He is also survived by his two loving grandchildren, Kelly (Mello) Woodsum and her husband, David, of West Newbury, and Jason Mello and his wife, Lindsay, of Newburyport.

Additionally, three adoring great-grandchildren will sadly miss their "Grampa," Samantha McQuillan of Amesbury, and Jake and Zack Woodsum of West Newbury. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: A private graveside memorial service will be held for family and close friends of Mr. Marshall on Saturday, September 14, at 11 a.m., at Harmony Cemetery in Georgetown. The family asks that those who wish to remember Ron take a moment to walk in the woods, enjoy the peace and quiet, and count your blessings.

To leave condolences, please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com.