We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home
Uxbridge- Gerard N. Marchand, 94, of Boston St., passed away peacefully on Mon. Sept. 19, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family after a period of declining health. He is survived by his devoted wife of 70 years, Helen V. (Baker) Marchand.
He also leaves his 2 daughters, Nancy Adams, and Anne-Marie and her husband Bernard “Butch” Robert, and son-in-law, Keith Prior all of Uxbridge; 7 grandchildren, David and his wife Sarah Adams, Matthew Adams, Keith and Kevin Prior, Jennifer and her husband Mathew Lynch, Steven Robert, and Jared Robert and his wife Stacey; 7 great- grandchildren, Benson, Eloise, and Cormac Adams, Avery and Benjamin Lynch, and Paul and Millie Robert; his best friend, Roland Zuidema; sister-in-law, Beverly Comptios, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 children, Paula A. Prior and Michael Marchand; 2 siblings, Doris Bronson and Ernest Marchand, as well as his mother-in-law, Amelia Baker. Born in Warwick, RI on July 28, 1928, he was son of Alfred and Lydia (Vandal) Marchand and was raised in the Rockdale section of Northbridge. He was a longtime resident of Uxbridge.
Mr. Marchand worked for the Massachusetts Turnpike authority as a toll collector until his retirement in 1990. Previously he worked for the Draper Corp. in Hopedale and the Riverdale Mill in Northbridge. He was educated in the Northbridge public school systems. An avid Red Sox fan who enjoyed coaching from his chair, he liked word search puzzles, reading, and occasional visits to Foxwoods Casino. He watched Gunsmoke and the Andy Griffith show daily, and sometimes enjoyed watching a mystery.
His funeral service will be held Fri. Sept. 23rd at 4PM in Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd. Uxbridge. Calling hours will be held prior to the service from 2 to 4PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Salmon Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757 or to the People First Food Pantry, PO Box 506 Uxbridge, MA 01569. To leave a condolence message for his family please visit www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com