James L. Marsland
CUMBERLAND - James L. Marsland, 81 of Ann Street, passed away Sunday, December 15 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Marjorie (Morris) Marsland, and they had been married for 60 years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Willard and Claire (Brown) Marsland. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland.
He was a United States Navy, Korean War veteran, serving for 4 years on the USS Waccamaw.
Mr. Marsland was employed as the Physical Director for the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club for seventeen years, and was voted into the Boys and Girls Club Hall of Fame and was celebrated at the Night of Legends. He later was employed as a Custodian for the Cumberland School Department until his retirement in 1997.
Jim was a communicant of St. John Vianney Church, Cumberland. He was an avid golfer.
Besides his beloved wife, he leaves his son, James Marsland Jr. and his wife Pamela of Cumberland; he leaves his brother Willard L. Marsland Jr., five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two nephews. He was the brother of the late Earl L. Marsland.
A celebration of his life with military honors will be held Wednesday at 10 AM from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club, PO Box 7505, Cumberland, RI 02864.
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