Mary Judith (LaChapelle) Marquis of East Falmouth died in her home on March 23 at the age of 80. She was a former resident of Buzzards Bay.
She was the wife of Donald A. Marquis, to whom she was married for 59 years. Her husband died in 2015.
Ms. Marquis worked for the US Coast Guard Base Exchange for 28 years, beginning her time there as a bagger and finishing in the position of buyer.
Crocheting and sewing were a passion for Ms. Marquis, who was also known as Mimi. She loved to make doll clothes and quilts, attending many craft shows to sell her creations. Prior to the 16th annual Falmouth High School Holiday Fair, an article in the entertainment section of the Enterprise announced: "Doll lovers will find American girl outfits and furniture, crochet hats, afghans, scarves and other unique items made by Mary Marquis of East Falmouth."
She also loved to read, as well as travel and go camping.
She leaves four children, Theresa L. Almeida of Mashpee, Roxane M. Lynch of Plainville, Dennis G. Marquis of North Port, Florida, and Stephen A. Marquis of Falmouth; seven grandchildren, Brittany and Julia Almeida of Mashpee, Lyndyn Roberts Marquis of Fort Collins, Colorado, Shana and Liam Lynch of Plainville, and Karoline and Mary Marquis, also of North Port; two siblings, Betsey J. Tracey of Buzzards Bay and Fred LaChapelle of Selkirk, New York; and extended family.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, April 1, at 11 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, 511 Main Street in Falmouth.
Burial will be at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.