Read the obituary for Troy Marden, 17, of Amesbury

“His sudden, tragic passing has left a great void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.”

Troy Marden.

An Amesbury teen, who died Saturday following a snowmobile crash in Maine, is being remembered by his family for his laughter, smile, and “caring ways.”

A funeral mass for 17-year-old Troy Marden will be held Friday in Amesbury.

“His sudden, tragic passing has left a great void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him,” his loved ones wrote in his obituary. “He has filled those hearts with love, kindness, understanding and above all else, happiness. We will all remember his laughter, his sweet smile, his sense of humor, and his caring ways. These are the gifts that no one can ever take away, they are ours to keep forever.”

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His family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to a GoFundMe fundraiser, started by Marden’s friends, that will be put toward establishing a scholarship fund in the teen’s memory and charities he cared about.

“Troy was the single greatest friend a person could ask for,” his friends wrote on the fundraiser page. “A selfless person who genuinely did the right thing in any situation. He enjoyed the simple things in life such as fishing, hunting and just hanging out around a fire. He was the moral stronghold for many people and if you didn’t know what to do you could likely look to Troy for the answer. His passing is an ordeal of the greatest order for many people. If you were friends with Troy you could quite literally entrust your life to him because there is nothing he wouldn’t do for a friend. The world lost a great person.”

Read the full obituary for Marden, shared by Paul C. Rogers Funeral Home, below:

Troy F. Marden, 17, of Amesbury, died Saturday evening, February 16, 2019, in Casco, Maine as a result of a snowmobile accident.

Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 12, 2001, he was the beloved son of Scott F. and Lisa M. (Norton) Marden. Troy was a Senior at Amesbury High School, where he was a stand-out scholar as well as a valued football player with the Amesbury Varsity Football Team. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved fishing, and spending time with his friends and his family.

The gift of his life will be treasured forever by his parents, Scott and Lisa of Amesbury; his brother and sister, Nick and Ellie; his grandfathers, Frederick Marden of Ashland and Robert Norton and wife Michele of Tewksbury; his grandmother, Kathleen Marden of Millis; uncle, Stephen Norton of Lowell; aunts, Catherine Peirce and husband John of Tewksbury; Jill Ruff and husband Rick of Bradenton, FL; Kristen Alifano of NY; Michelle Cuff and husband James of Medway, along with many cousins, extended family, dear, dear friends, and the entire staff and classmates of the Amesbury High School.

His sudden, tragic passing has left a great void in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. He has filled those hearts with love, kindness, understanding and above all else, happiness. We will all remember his laughter, his sweet smile, his sense of humor, and his caring ways. These are the gifts that no one can ever take away, they are ours to keep forever.

Visiting hours will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday at 10:30 A.M. at St. Joseph Church of the Holy Family Parish, 2 School Street, Amesbury. Burial will be private for the family. Additional parking, if needed, for those attending the Funeral Mass, will be available at the parking lot of All Saints Anglican Church, 67 Friend Street, Amesbury. In lieu of flowers, Troy’s best friends have established a Go Fund Me page in Troy’s memory which will be used towards a scholarship in Troy’s name and charitable causes that Troy cared about deeply at https://www.gofundme.com/Troy42 

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