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“I first met Marvin when I was a recruiter at Apple One. I placed many candidates at Prosouce. Marvin was kind and funny. He gave me the chance to...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Elizabeth Leonard - Valencia, CA

“SO sorry to hear of Marv's passing. When he was the marine recruiter in Waltham, he was doing mason work on the side. He did a nice job building my...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Deb Skaltsis - Waltham, MA

“I wanted to send my heart felt condolences to Patrick and Matthew, I do not know if you remember me, but I baby sat you guys one weekend when your...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Sherri Mirassou - CA

“I was another lunchtime participant and as recently as 8 months ago Marvin reminded me that he could outshoot me on the court which I agree - from...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Mike Kennedy - Boston, MA

“To the Gidney family, especially Matthew and Patrick, it is a very sad time for us, we loved Marvin dearly, still think of him as part of our family....Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Alice Rivero - Los Angeles, CA

“Dear Matt and Pat: We are so very sorry for learning the news of your Dad's passing. We remember all of you well from our time spent together as...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Mary O'Hearn - Waltham, MA

“We are so sorry for your family's loss, may the memories you shared together bring you happiness always. Peace to all of your family. Love, The...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Laura & Jay Ouellette - NH

“Some of the most enjoyable times in my life were spent at business events and playing basketball with Marvin. I looked forward to visiting the...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Thomas Lyons - Leominster, MA

“Marvin and I met back in 1995 when he joined Pro Source as a Recruiter. One of the things I remember most about Marvin was his quick witted humor and...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Larry Copponi - Tracy, CA

“Marvin and I first met in April of 1995 and remained very good friends for the next twenty years. The two most important memories of my time with...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: John J. Mallin - Irvine, CA

“I, like others that knew Gidney, are in shock. I met Staff sergeant Gidney as a recruiter in Boston. A thoughtful and funny person he was he will be...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Candy Torres - malden, MA

“Dear Marvin's Family, We were so saddened to hear the sudden news of Marvin's passing and want to send our deepest sympathy. Marvin has been a dear...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Steve Oliveri - Waltham, MA

“To the entire family of Marvin.So sorry for your loss..I'm shocked...We had alot of laughs Marv...Loved workn with you..you took pride in your work.....Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Eddie Callahan - Pepperell, MA

“I have absolutely NO WORDS other than I AM SO SORRY.. GodSpeed.. RiP Sir. ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Frank D. Gibson - San Diego, CA

“I have absolutely no words other than, I am SO SORRY... God Speed... RiP Sir. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Frank D. Gibson - San Diego, CA

“Marvin was introduced to me by Michael Cherry, one of his Marine co-workers who invited Marvin to join in our lunchtime basketball games at the...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Bruce R. Beaupre - West Boylston, MA

“I have known Marvin for 20+ years, we worked closely on projects when he was in Waltham. Marvin helped my son Stephen become a Marine and in 2002...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Stephen J Patrowicz - Stow, MA

“To all the Gidney family; I am so very sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers. Mary ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Callahan - Waltham, MA


Mission Viejo, Calif. – Mr. Marvin W. Gidney, of Mission Viejo, died Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was 51.

Marvin was born on October 23, 1963 in Portsmouth, Virginia and was raised and educated in West Dallas, Texas. He served with the United States Marine Corps for fifteen years before going to work for Pro Source of Irvine, California. Most recently Marvin was working with Pro-Dex, a medical engineering firm, also in Irvine.

He leaves his children, Matthew W. Gidney and his wife, Johanna Ortiz-Gidney, of Waltham and Patrick J. Gidney of Oceanside, California; his granddaughter, Lana Gidney; his fiancée, Cassie Hull of Mission Viejo and her children, Shawnee Matson and her son, Ryder, Zackery Matta, Zoie Borjon, Macie Borjon and Emilyn Gibson; his parents, Marvin W., Sr. and Georgina (Pratt) Gidney of Ogdensburg, New York; his brothers and sisters, Claude Wayne Gidney, Steve Gidney and Candy Budd, all of Ogdensburg, New York and Eleanor Shannon of Hammond, New York and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will honor and remember Marvin's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, April 6th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.