Leonard Marks Sr.

Leonard A. Marks Sr., 86, of East Falmouth died on November 29 at Falmouth Hospital.

He was the husband of Theresa Marina Marks, to whom he was married for 64 years.

Born in East Falmouth, he was the second of the 10 children of Louis A. Marks and Sophie (Teixeira) Marks.

Mr. Marks worked as a mason for most of his life. In addition, he worked at the Barnstable County Fair for 14 years as a year-round maintenance worker.

He served for 22 years in the US Army, from which he retired with the rank of master sergeant. He also was a member of the National Guard.

From the age of 14, Mr. Marks had participated with the Fresh Pond Holy Ghost Society. When he was young, he would serve peanuts and, in later years, ice cream at the society's annual feast, during which he would don his homemade brown paper bag hat.

He loved bowling and looked forward to going every week. He could talk for hours about bowling to anyone who would listen. Musically inclined, he was a whistler and could play the accordion, spoons, banjo, guitar, harmonica, piano and other instruments. He also loved to sing and yodel.

In addition to his wife, he leaves three brothers, David Marks, Bruce Marks and Kenny Marks; a sister, Kathleen Thomas Bagley; his children and their spouses, Lenny and Lori Marks, Jimmy and Betty Ann Marks, Joy Walsh, Kirk and Jay Marks, and Cindy and Chris Welch; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, December 4, from 4 to 7 PM at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street in Falmouth.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, December 5, at 11:30 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, 167 East Falmouth Highway.

Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.

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