Stanley James Marshall died at his Vineyard Haven home on Monday, March 10. He was 88. Stanley was born in Vineyard Haven on Dec. 31, 1925 to Joseph and Angeline Marshall.
Stanley 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 II. Upon his return home, he worked briefly for the Steamship Authority. Stanley was married to Mary I. Bernard of Oak Bluffs on Dec. 31, 1950. They shared 63 years of marriage together.
Stanley worked for over 40 years for HN Hinckley & Sons Lumber, retiring as yard foreman. His favorite pastime 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, also 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 and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs on Wednesday, March 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will held on Thursday, March 27, at 11 a.m. in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Vineyard Haven with the 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, P.O. Box 4188, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568.