James L. Marsland - Cumberland

James L. Marsland - Cumberland

James L. Marsland, 81, of Ann Street, passed away Sunday, Dec. 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 four years on the USS Waccamaw.

Mr. Marsland was employed as the Physical Director for the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club for 17 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 in 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 and 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 A.M from the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Route 122, Cumberland, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. in St. John Vianney Church, Diamond Hill Road, Cumberland. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting Hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Cumberland-Lincoln Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 7505, Cumberland, RI 02864.
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