EDWARD F. MAROIS
WATERVLIET- Edward F. Marois, 84 of Watervliet, native of Green Island entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 at Albany Medical Center.
Edward was born on July 25th, 1936 to the late Helen and Leo Marois.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph's School class of 1949 and Catholic Central High School class of 1953. Edward then enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. in 1954 during the Korean War Era and served honorably until his discharge in 1957 attaining the rank of Cpl. He later attended Siena College night division from 1958 until 1967. While at Siena he worked at Sinclair Refining Co. in Green Island. After graduating from Siena with a bachelor's degree Edward went on to work for New York State in various agencies including The Office of Secretary of State, Dept. of Transportation, and Division for Youth. He eventually retired in 1991 then worked part time driving rental cars and at SPAC, both for almost twenty years.
Edward met Joyce M. Wheeler in 1957. They were married in 1959 and raised two sons Michael and Thomas. Edward's greatest pride and joy was seeing the men his boys had become. He was extremely proud of them.
Edward was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish and a member of American Legion Post #1450. He loved to travel and was an avid golfer. He played in numerous tournaments and even had a hole-in-one in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico on Friday the 13th of November 1992.
In addition to his parents Edward is predeceased by his son Thomas Marois.
Survivors include his wife Joyce, son Michael (Holly), brother Robert (late Trudy), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and a nephew.
Services for Edward will be private at this time as per the wishes of his family.
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