Louis J. Marshall

WAUNAKEE-Louis John "Lou" Marshall died on Sunday, March 4, 2018, following a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease. He passed peacefully, in the company of family members, at his home in Waunakee, WI.

Lou was born in Valley Falls, RI, the son of John Marshall and Christina (Williams) Marshall. He graduated from St. Raphael Academy in Pawtucket, RI and Rhode Island College of Education. Lou married Mary (Cavanaugh) Marshall of Coventry, RI in 1956. 

Lou began his long career as a teacher and administrator in the Coventry, RI school system in 1953. He taught elementary and high school. Lou was a vice principal at Coventry High School from 1967 until his retirement in 1987. Lou's teaching career was interrupted by military service with the United States Army. He served honorably, assigned to duty in the US and Germany.

In school, Lou played baseball, basketball and soccer. For decades, he was an avid softball player and coach for many teams. He also bowled and golfed. He officiated high school and college sports, most notably baseball and soccer, earning awards at the RI, New England and national level, including multiple Hall of Fame honors.

Lou is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Linda and Louis; grandchildren, Shannon and Stephen; and siblings, Catherine, Christina, and Edward. 

Lou was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Thomas and John; and brothers John and Joseph.

Private services will be held in Rhode Island. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Our heartfelt thanks to the good people at UW Health, UW Home Health, BrightStar, and Agrace HospiceCare who helped Lou. Your compassionate care and kindness contributed immeasurably to Lou's quality of life and happiness.

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