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John Marcoux W

June 18, 1922 April 15, 2016
John  Marcoux W
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Marcoux, John W. Marcoux, 93, of Providence died peacefully at home on Friday. He was the husband of Alice (Graboski) Marcoux they were married for 67 years.
Born in Greenfield, MA. a son of the late Albert J. and Agnes (McNamara) Marcoux, he was a Providence, RI resident for over 40 years previously living in Brookline, MA.
A well recognized furniture maker, he worked into his 90’s designing and building furniture with a style all his own, his pieces are in the RISD museum, the Boston MFA as well as many private collections. He received many grants and awards, in the early fifties he opened his first woodworking shop in Boston on Newbury Street in the basement of the building which now houses the Society of Arts and Crafts.
He was a WWII army veteran, serving mostly in the South Pacific, eventually winding up stationed on Long Island in Boston Harbor where he read and sent morse code signals to incoming/outgoing ships and he was the bugler.
Besides his wife he leaves 3 daughters: Sandra Marcoux of Providence, Thalia Marcoux of Orange, MA, Lee Steitz of Coventry, RI,  a son, Don Marcoux of Arlington, MA; a sister: Rose Thoms of Orange MA, a predeceased twin brother, Donald Marcoux of Cummington, MA., 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces & nephews.
A service of remembrance will be held Saturday April 30 @ 12:00 Noon at the Redwood Chapel at Swan Point Cemetery, 585 Blackstone Blvd., Providence RI. Donations in his memory may be made to HOPE HOSPICE.  Condolences may be left at
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