Lois M. (Harding) Marshall, age 89

of Quincy

Lois M. (Harding) Marshall, age 89

Lois M. (Harding) Marshall, age 89, a lifelong Quincy resident, died unexpectedly, Monday, August 12, 2019, in the comfort of her loving family.

Lois was born in Quincy, to the late Harry W. and Lillian G. (Williams) Harding. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of Quincy High School, Class of 1947, and Barrington College in Rhode Island.

Lois was employed as a receptionist for the former Cigna Insurance Company in Quincy for ten years.

She was a lifelong active member of the Fort Square Presbyterian Church in Quincy, serving in various capacities and committees. Lois was well-known for her singing, both in the choir and as a soloist. She also served as a deacon and was a member of Friendship Circle. Lois was always willing to volunteer and serve, assisting with collations and church activities. She truly loved her “Fort Square” family and many dear friends.

Lois enjoyed sewing and had a talent for arts and crafts. Most of all, she was devoted to her family and friends, and especially enjoyed supporting the activities and accomplishments of her grandchildren.

Beloved wife for sixty-two years of Robert E. Marshall.

Devoted mother of Robert B. Marshall and his wife Susan of Foxboro, Colleen A. Marshall and her partner Kip Diggs of Quincy, Jon A. Marshall and his wife Kristi of Denmark, Maine, and Bruce D. Marshall and his wife Amy of Abington.

Loving grandmother of Andrea Marshall and her fiancé Kevin Shunney, Bethlehem, David, Grace, Christiana, Wesley, and Jonathan Marshall.

Much loved sister of Leonard W. Harding and his wife Patricia of Quincy.

Lois is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at the Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, Thursday, August 15th at 10 a.m. Reverend John W. Culp, Pastor, will officiate. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy on Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. Interment Pine Hill Cemetery, West Quincy.

For those who wish, donations in Lois’ memory may be made to Fort Square Presbyterian Church, 16 Pleasant Street, Quincy, MA 02169.


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  • Lois was a neighbor you could only dream of having. I never saw her without a smile and lived next door for 42 years. Rest in peace dear friend.

  • Lois, one of my very dearest, long time friend and sister in Christ. You are already missed more than I can say! Your beautiful voice is now part of the Angelic Choir in Heaven, such a gift! I pray for God’s comforting Presence upon each of your children and families – Robert/Sue, Colleen/ Kip, Jon/Kristi, and Bruce/Amy, all the grands, and upon husband, Bob. You are all dearly loved. With Christ’s love, Polly Duncan ❤️🙏

  • A true woman of God! She was one of those rare women who carried herself like royalty and was approachable and as kind as anyone I’ve ever met. She has fought the good fight and given us a wonderful legacy!

  • I always enjoyed the many conversations I had with Lois! She always had a sparkle and her singing gave everyone immeasurable pleasure! I will be sorry not to see her at Friendship Circle! My best to her family and dear grandchildren who will miss her care for them! In Love, Nancy Nelson

  • A true Angel on earth. She will be forever missed in our family. Bless her loved ones with peace in their hearts. She was a true and real friend to our family. We are all so blessed to have her in our lives. We will all see you soon, Lois. Much love to you and your family. You are on of a kind!

  • Lovely Lois. … what beautiful memories we have of our young years with Lil and Harry and you and Len on Ames Street… camping on Ferrings Pond and at White Island Lake. We are grateful for being blessed to be part of the same family.
    There will be beautiful music in Heaven tonight!
    With love,
    Patti, Marilyn, Cheryl, Nanci, Peter and Donna Ross

  • My Beautiful Aunt Lois,
    What a blessing you’ve been to me! . Your smile lit up the world. I know that you’ll continue to shine down upon us. Thank you for our talks in the past year. I love you higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the depths of the sea. R.I.P. Beautiful Queen ( Lois ) Forever Loved, Never Forgotten ❤️

  • “Mrs. Marshall, Lois, finding out today, Sept. 6, 2019, that you have left us and I didn’t know until today, I am broken. Though I know you are in heaven and perhaps you were trying to let me know because why did I suddenly search? This was the saddest event left in my life … to happen. There were things that went unsaid but you always seemed to know the truth anyway. You were-are the most amazing woman I have ever met and you showed me so many times what true unconditional love was. You gave that to me. I thank you. You were a mother to me and I will love you forever. I now pray … that from up above … that there can be a sacred reunion because life without the Marshall’s is empty. Thank you, sweet woman. I love you more …