Robert R. Marden

  • Born: December 25, 1935
  • Died: October 3, 2018
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Robert R. Marden, 82, died peacefully Wednesday, October 3, 2018 in Stoughton. He was the husband of Frances R. (Porro) Marden and the son of the late Roy W. Marden and Anne L. (MacDonald) Marden. Bob and Franie celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Saturday, September 29th. Born in Boston, Bob was raised and educated in Dorchester, and was a graduate of Boston Trade School. Bob worked as a Crane Operator at Marr Equipment for over 25 years and was a member of Operating Engineers-Local 4 for over 60 years. Bob and Fran together have been an active couple in both the Stoughton community and their second home in Bradenton, Florida, even managing the Stoughton Little League Snack Bar for several years. Bob was well known for his wicked sense of humor. He was a life member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus, Council 200 in Stoughton. Mr. Marden enjoyed reading, watching TV, playing cribbage, spending time with friends, and watching the Red Sox. He was an avid fan of all Boston Sports teams. Since his retirement, 20 years ago, Bob and Franie have enjoyed wintering in Bradenton, FL. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his children, Jean F. Marden of VA, James R. Marden and his wife Beth of Easton, Jeffrey T. Marden and his spouse Robb Winger of FL, Jacqueline M. MacDonald and her husband Shawn of Brockton, Joanne E. Marden of VA and Julie A. Smith and her husband Jefferson of Stoughton. He was the grandfather of Robert R. Marden II, Rachel A. Ryan, Jillian and Lindsey MacDonald, Patrick J. Smith and Cory Enos. He was the great-grandfather of Harrison Ryan and Zachary Enos. He was predeceased by his siblings, Geraldine Maiorana, John Marden and Virginia Nee. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Prayers will be offered in the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Tuesday, October 9 at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours Monday, October 8, 2018, from 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Joslin Diabetes Center, 1 Joslin Place, Suite 745, Boston, MA 02215.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

Many memories of the Little League snack shack with Bob behind the counter!!

A great guy who will be missed by all.

Shawn Croke

Posted by A friend   October 09, 2018

Uncle Bobby always had a great story to tell and was a true family man that I've always looked up to. My love and sympathy to Auntie Franie and all my cousins.

Posted by Matt Porro - Bridgewater, MA - Family   October 09, 2018

Dear Franie and family, when the person you love has passed away,remember you always have their memories with you. It's something no one can take away from you. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

Posted by George and Janice Stobbart - Walpole, MA - Family   October 08, 2018

You will be greatly missed at West Winds.

Posted by Mary Ann Pedicone - Mt Hope Ontario, PA - Friend   October 07, 2018

We were so sad to hear of Boston Bob. Please know that are thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was a wonderful Man and so enjoyed talking about the Pats with him. God just received an Angel.

Posted by Karen & Ron Drapeau - Bradenton, FL   October 07, 2018

Our heartfelt condolences to you Frannie and family. We will miss Bob's perpetual smile and friendly conversations. May he Rest In Peace. Love & hugs, Dave & Linda MacKay ❤

Posted by Linda MacKay - Muskoka On. - Friend   October 05, 2018

Sending our love and sympathy Franie, to you and your family. Bob gave life his best, and cherished you and his children every day. He will be missed by many! Love, Fred and Betty

Posted by Betty Mueller - Plymouth, MA - Family   October 05, 2018

Dear Franie, our hearts go out to you and your family. We will miss that smile and that sparkle in his eye. He made the world a much better place.

Posted by Dale and Sil Cristo - Sudbury, ON - friend   October 05, 2018

So sorry to hear of my Sunshine passing Fran he was a great guy and will be missed

Posted by wilma cowan - grand bend, ME   October 05, 2018


Dearest Franie and Family, He was a very decent man, always polite and friendly. We will miss his smile and wit. We are so sorry for your loss and ours too. Sandi & Joe H-1 West Winds

Posted by Sandi & Joe Senkeresty - Bradenton, FL - Friend   October 05, 2018

So sorry to hear this sad news. Zen and I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Hope to see you in Westwinds.

Posted by Sue lagrow - Essex Jct., VT - Friend   October 05, 2018


I am sorry for your loss Fran.Boston Bob will be missed bye all his friends here in West Winds may he Rest In Peace. Pat Short in Bradenton Florida

Posted by Pat Short - Bradenton, FL - Friend   October 05, 2018

Your smiling face and gentle nature will be missed.

Posted by Mary Ann Pedicone - Canada, PA - Friend   October 05, 2018

To all the Mardens - I loved and respected my Uncle Bobby more than you will ever know. He was funny, kind, caring, loving and always so good to me from when I was a kid until he left us to be with my mom, Gerry and Jack. Franie and the kids the ultimate role model for a family that sticks together and takes care of each other - the ultimate support system for such a difficult time. I love you all and always will. Bob I miss you already.

Posted by Joyce Nee-Skwierawski - Quincy, MA - Family   October 05, 2018

What a Great Grandfather he was. He was also a great brother-in-law. You will be missed "Uncle" Bobby.

Jerry and Donna Porro

Posted by Jerry Porro - Brockton, MA - Family   October 05, 2018

Uncle Bob, I will miss you, your humor and for making me laugh. Love you

Posted by Gina Westcott - Walpole, MA   October 05, 2018

Bob is in a better place Bob will be missed prayers for Fran and family

Posted by ALICE Hodder - Bradenton, FL - Friend   October 04, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to Bobby's family. We will certainly miss seeing him in Florida.

Posted by Charlie and Judy Wingfield - Kenron, OH - Friend   October 04, 2018

I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Bobby he was a good guy I knew him well from Knights of Columbus and for the work that he did at the Little League was Rodger pushy and everyone else

Posted by Charles Mayo - Stoughton, MA   October 04, 2018

Sorry for your loss Franie, we will miss him & i know you will.

Posted by Francis Donaldson - Bradenton, FL - Friend   October 04, 2018

I only knew you for a few years. But Pops. You made as if it were a lifetime. Every conversation we had whether long or short was enjoyable. You will be deeply missed. Rest in peace my friend.

Posted by Ef Gillen - Dedham, MA - Family Friend   October 04, 2018

I'm sure the Lord opened his arms wide welcoming you into Heaven. The Westwind Family will surely miss you. This is for you Bob,Go Patriots!

Posted by Joan Cramer - Sanborn, NY - Friend   October 04, 2018

Rest in Pease Boston Bob. Will miss you and your infectious smile. ❤ Cindy K16.

Posted by Cindy Gresock - Bradenton, FL - Friend   October 04, 2018


Dear Franie and Family, We are so sorry of Bob's passing will miss him on his scooter coming over to our place in Florida and talking and him laughing at me about some of things I would say. You both are caring and sweethearts we love you both. Our thoughts and prayers go with all of you.

Posted by Spencer & Carol Edie - New Philadelphia, OH - Friend   October 04, 2018

I feel so sad not being with the Marden family at this time. Bob & Franie Have been life long friends, We watched our children being born, and now we are watching our new great granbabies, R.I.P. Bob, you will now be with all your family and some of Franie's. Memories are a legacy of love.

Posted by Jean McGrath - Holiday, FL - Family Friend   October 04, 2018

To Dearest "Bubby", Franie, and all of the family, We, Bishop family, are so saddened by this loss, but then too, at peace with him knowing that he is where all love, beauty, and wisdom resides and resonates. I KNOW that Dad was there to greet him with arms full of enormous love as was our Mum. We are all holding you, the family, here. Sending Much Love, "to infinity and beyond" Wendy (Bishop) Hines

Posted by Wendy Hines - Stoughton, MA - Family   October 04, 2018

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