BRUNSWICK — Nancy L. Marquis, 80, died Nov. 17 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

Born in Brunswick on Dec. 28, 1929, a daughter of Eddie and Yvonne A. Helie Paiement, she was educated in local schools, graduating from Brunswick High School in 1947.

On July 4, 1953, she married Joseph F. Marquis at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick and they made their home in Grand Island, N.Y.

Following the death of her husband in 1965, she returned to Brunswick and worked at Drapeau’s Pharmacy for 23 years until she retired in the early 1990s.

She adored animals of all kinds, knitting, and watching her favorite soap operas.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph, on Nov. 16, 1965, and a brother, Philip Paiement.

Surviving are two daughters, Tina Simard of Brunswick, and Lisa Grauze and her husband Charles of Maryland, and three sons, Patrick Marquis and his wife Tina of Topsham, Joseph Marquis Jr., of Brunswick, and Alan Marquis of Tennessee; four grandchildren, Timothy and Adam Marquis of Bath, and Katrina and Karlis Grauze of Maryland; four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Abigail, Casper, and Sadie; a sister, Lena Gilleland of Pownal; two brothers, George Paiement of New Hampshire and Robert Paiement of New York; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to Coastal Humane Society, 6 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Condolences to the family may be expressed and a guestbook signed at

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