Lareine G Marquis, age 86 passed away July 20, 2020 following a brief illness.
Lareine was born in Nashua on October 22, 1933 a daughter of the late Jeannette (Levesque) and Romeo J Marquis.
Lareine was a kind and gentle soul who would give you the shirt off her back. She was the sweetest woman who always had a kind word to give. Never a negative comment came from her. She was welcoming and accepting.
We couldn’t go anywhere around Nashua without Lareine bumping into someone she knew. She had a knack for knowing everyone’s family tree including names and relations. Going around town with her was like reading through a history book of the city. So many changes over the last 86 years in the city she loved.
If you ever lost anything, you can bet that a call to Lareine would result in a prayer to St. Anthony and low and behold, you’d find it. Her home remedies were one of kind, but boy did they work. She never did win that Powerball, but we had it spent for her. We’d spend hours talking about the things we would do, places we would go and the people we would help. Which is how she would have wanted it; she was always giving.
She was very young at heart. Still outside playing ball with the great great nephews a year ago. She would get on the floor and crawl around with the babies, build a puzzle, or play a game. While she loved to be home, she enjoyed all family gatherings. Her door was always open and in her younger years her living room was a lively place where friends/family would gather. You could always count on Lareine to make a fabulous Manhattan which paired so nicely with a can of nuts. This may be the fountain of youth that lasted her for so long.
She was a dedicated sister and daughter to her family. While her mom was sick she never missed a day of caring for her in the nursing home, spending many days and nights there. She was a best friend, a godmother, and an aunt that will be sorely missed. If the world could have a mere fraction of her kindness, we would all be in a better place. So we ask of you, in the name of Lareine Marquis, please go do something kind in the world in her memory.
Lareine is survived by her sisters Claire Warrington and Pauline Marquis, two nephews William P. Warrington and his wife Susan, and James L. Warrington. Her adored great nieces Tiffany Holmes and her wife Megan, Christine DeCampo and her wife Nicole, and Kendra Paul; great nephew Raymond Paul Jr; four special great, great nephews Mason Lee and Lincoln Richard DeCampo & Cooper William and Jaydan Michael Holmes; And several cousins.
She was pre-deceased by her parents Jeanette and Romeo Marquis and her brother-in-law Paul Warrington.
Lareine was a communicant of St. Louis De Gonzague Parish in Nashua and spent 20 years working at St. Louis Cemetery.
As her great-great nephew put it best, “Aunt Lareine is an Angel now”, and we are so very blessed to have had her in our lives for so long.
SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. Family and friends are invited to attend committal prayers on Tuesday, July 28th at 11AM at St. Louis Cemetery, 752 West Hollis St., Nashua.
Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Rochette Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005
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