On June 6, 2010, former Warrior football player Justin Marshall died tragically in Boston. Justin was born November 18, 1979 and he was the son of Alfred R. and Mary (Hubbard) Marshall. Justin’s father is a long time assistant coach with the boy’s basketball program in Wakefield and his mother has taught in the Wakefield Public Schools for many years. Justin’s sister, Jessica Iosua, is an assistant coach with the girl’s soccer program, while his brother in law, James Iosua, was a standout on the boy’s basketball team in the late 90’s.
Justin played Pop Warner football growing up for all six years he was eligible to play. He was a standout member of the 1994 Freshman Football Team at Wakefield High School that went undefeated under current Varsity head coach, Mike Boyages. Justin was a member of the 1995 football team that finished the season 9-1 and also a member of the 1996 Middlesex League Co-Championship team.
Justin left Wakefield High School in the Summer of 1997 to attend The Governors’ Academy where he later graduated from. After graduating high school, he attended West Point Military Academy. He was a graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 2003 and graduated Suffolk Law School with Honors in June 2010. At the time of his death he had been working in the office of the Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s City Legal Department.
Recently the Warrior Club Golf Committee decided to name their annual putting contest the “Justin L. Marshall Memorial Putting Contest.” All of the proceeds from the contest, which is held at the annual golf outing, will be donated to the football program in Justin’s memory each year. The committee also will contribute to the Citizens Scholarship Fund set up in Justin’s memory this year.