LANTANA, Fla., MADAWASKA and PRESQUE ISLE – Irene Marquis, 87, formerly of northern Maine, died Sept. 9, 2008, at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, Fla. She was born April 9, 1921, in Frenchville, daughter of Alexander Marquis and Julie Roy Marquis. She married Philip Marquis July 26, 1941. They lived and raised their family of four children in northern Maine. They moved to Florida in 1977. He passed away Dec. 20, 2001. She is survived by her children, Phyllis Sanfacon and her husband, John, of Barre, Vt., Laura Rusyniak and her husband, Paul, of Rome, N.Y., Joan McDonnell and her husband, James, of Littleton, Mass., and Philip J. Marquis Jr. and his wife, Evelyn, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and her sister, Edna Berube of Falmouth. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of Palm Beach County or to the charity of your choice. The interment will be held in the fall at the Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Augusta.