Paul Stuart Marston, founder and president of P.S. Marston Associates, dba Abenaqui Carriers in North Hampton, N.H., and an advocate for tanker truck transportation, died on July 31 at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire. He was 75 years old.
A self-made man and serial entrepreneur, Marston started the former Abercrombie & Finch Restaurant, Candia Woods and The Oaks golf courses, as well as Abenaqui Carriers, and many other real estate and business ventures, according to an obituary published online by Remick & Gendron Funeral Home and Crematory in Hampton, N.H.
A lifelong resident of North Hampton, he was born in Exeter, N.H., on Jan. 5, 1943, the youngest son of the late Curtis D. and Louise (Webb) Marston, according to the obituary. A 1960 graduate of Winnacunnet High School, Marston went on to serve in the Army National Guard.
Surviving family members include: his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou (Guerrera) Marston; son, Curtis Anthony Marston and his partner Wendy Souther; son, Paul Joseph Marston and his wife Yvonne (Commenator) of Rye; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by his brother, Alan Marston.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, N.H. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13 at St. Theresa Church, 815 Central Road, Rye Beach, N.H. Burial will follow at the Center Cemetery, North Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.