Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Vaughn Marshall, 89

Robert “Bob” Vaughn Marshall, 89, of Southington, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Robert “Bob” Vaughn Marshall, 89, of Southington, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Robert “Bob” Vaughn Marshall, 89, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Helen Arlene (Jankowski) Marshall for 57 years.

Born on August 11, 1926 in Claremont, NH to the late Harley and Ida (Morency) Marshall, he had been a longtime Southington resident.

Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy during both WWII and the Korean War. While in the Air Force, he survived life threatening surgery. As a result, Robert always supported the Red Cross to give back what was given to him. In 1957, he moved back to CT and met the love of his life Helen. They married in 1959 and settled in Southington to begin their family.

Robert worked as a foreman at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft for 35 years, retiring in 1988 after 35 years of service. Bob was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching all types of sports events. In his retirement, he enjoyed traveling the United States and enjoyed bowling, golfing and especially polka dancing with Helen. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, Polish Falcon’s Nest 307 and the American Legion Post 72. Bob will be remembered for being a kind-hearted, well-liked, and hardworking family man.

In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by his 3 loving daughters: Kathleen Marshall Carroll and her husband Rob of Farmington; Nancy Marshall of Bristol;  Lynn Marshall Leone and her husband Joseph of Southington; his 4 adoring grandchildren; Kaylee Drab and Shane, Conner and Brendan Leone, his brother Francis Marshall of Bradenton, FL and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 7 siblings.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the CT Veteran’s Medical Center, 555 Willard Ave, Newington, CT 06111 or to the Connecticut American Red Cross, 97 Broad St., Middletown, CT 06457.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016 from the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville with a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Immaculate Conception Church, 130 Summer St., Southington. Burial with full military honors will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the Plantsville Funeral Home. For online condolences and directions, please visit

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