Robert Marks

Robert L. Marks (Marks)

August 20, 1931 - April 22, 2019
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CHELMSFORD - Robert L. Marks, a resident of Chelmsford for the past 53 years, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 22, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Patricia (Johnson) Marks with whom he has enjoyed 60 years of marriage.

He was born in Somerville on August 20, 1931 and was a son of the late Joseph and Evelyn (Smith) Marks.

Robert was raised in Somerville and proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a truck driver for the Teamster Union, Local 25. Robert was full of life, he was an avid bowler at Brunswick Lanes in Lowell and played horseshoes for the Tewksbury Elks Club, where he was an active member. He enjoyed watching old western movies. He was a fan of boxing and enjoyed going to the Golden Gloves. Most of all, Robert cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and Papa to all his grandchildren.

In addition to his loving wife, Robert is survived by his daughters; Debra Donnelly and her husband William of Nashua, Donna Thorne and her husband David of Chelmsford, Kim Vermot-Gaud and her husband Stephan of Chelmsford, Robin Hunt and her husband John of Nashua, and Kathleen Marks of Chelmsford, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his siblings; Edmund Marks of Tewksbury and Lorraine Byers of Tewksbury and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers; Joseph and Russell Marks and his sisters; Eleanor Farnell and Dorothy Martes.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 pm at the Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home, 24 Worthen St., Chelmsford.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 o'clock at St. Mary Parish, 25 North Rd., Chelmsford.


Interment will follow in Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford.

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  • Visitation

    April 26, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    April 26, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Blake Chelmsford Funeral Home
    24 Worthen Street
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    April 27, 2019 | 11:00am
    April 27, 2019 11:00am
    Saint Mary Parish
    25 North Road
    Chelmsford, MA 01824
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  • Interment

    April 27, 2019 |
    April 27, 2019
    Pine Ridge Cemetery
    130 Billerica Road
    CHELMSFORD, MA 01824
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Vickie Parker

Posted at 07:49am
So sorry for your loss may God bless and keep your family. Your father was one of the sweetest men ever. I loved talking and bowling with him and also you guys I miss him already.

Mary Ellen Brown

Posted at 06:34pm
Bobby has been my brother-in-law for 60 years. I have know him since I was 10 yrs old,and he introduced me to horse back riding and I loved him for that. My husband, children and I spent many of my husbands military leaves in their home for 17 yrs and my kids loved Uncle Bobby and Auntie Patty. He will be missed by all of us.


Kimberly Silva

Posted at 12:56pm
Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved father/husband. As a lifelong friend I know how close you all were and how much he meant to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this difficult time. ay time bring you peace and the memories return the smiles to your faces. Love Kimberly and Walter Silva

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