John Marchant Sr.

John Marchant Sr., 90, of Warwick, passed peacefully Monday, June 17, 2013, at the West View Nursing Home. Born in Providence, a son of the late William L. and Louise (Sandager) Marchant, he had been the husband of Maureen A. (Deuso) Marchant for the last 45 years. He was also the husband of the late Catherine (Halligan) Marchant.
Mr. Marchant was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theater. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his valor in wartime.
For more than 40 years, Mr. Marchant worked in the automobile industry, working for several auto dealers until his retirement in 1985.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by nine children; John Marchant, of Scituate; Karen A. Blanche, of St. Augustine, Fla.; Geoffrey A. Marchant, of Wakefield; William Marchant, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Stephen P. Marchant, of Long Beach, Calif.; Robert D. Marchant, of Mesa, Ariz.; Thomas E. Marchant, of Cranston; Peter A. Marchant, of Warwick; and Charles L. Marchant, of Bassett, Va.; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was brother to the late William Marchant and Louise Upper.
Calling hours are omitted and burial, with full military honors in R.I. Veterans Cemetery, will be at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers to the family, please consider donations to the West View Nursing Home Activity Fund, 239 Legris Ave., West Warwick, RI 02893.

Published in The Westerly Sun from June 26 to June 27, 2013