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Paul Davis Marchand

Paul Davis Marchand, 66, husband of Cynthia M. (Stone) Marchand of Ipswich, passed away peacefully on August 22, 2022 in the  Royal Meadowview Skilled Nursing Facility in North Reading. 

Born at Cable Memorial Hospital on August 5, 1956 Paul was one of the five children of   the late Louis Marchand  and Nina (Davis) Marchand. He was raised in Ipswich and was a graduate of Ipswich public schools.

As the owner of Paul’s Auto and Truck Service for almost 40 years, he could almost always be found at the garage working on vehicles and getting plow trucks or boats ready for the seasons.  What he enjoyed most about the garage was chatting up with his customers.  There was no such thing as a quick stop at Paul’s Auto unless Paul was out for a drive.  Paul enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sharing many, many stories and those one-liners  we all knew so well and that he was so famous for.  He loved bragging about his grandchildren and showing off their pictures to anyone and everyone any chance he could.   He was an avid boater spending his summers on back beach and Plum Island.  Paul also enjoyed snowmobiling to pass the time in the winters when he wasn’t plowing snow.  Favorite vacation destinations included Florida, where he and Cyndi were married as well as New Hampshire and Maine where he vacationed with his daughter and son, Nicole and Derek.  He was a  proud Papa, a true “Townie” and the “Mayor of Ipswich .”   He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity and willingness to help a friend!

In addition to his wife Cyndi of ten years, he is survived by a son, Derek Marchand of Ipswich; a daughter, Nicole M. Marchand of Ipswich; step-daughter, Rebecca McDonald of Hooksett, NH and the  proud “Papa” to four grandchildren, Bentley and Finley Marchand and Eric and Fiona McDonald.   He is also survived by a sister, Kim Marchand and her family of Ipswich; two brothers, Robert Marchand and  his family of Methuen and  James Marchand and his family of Townsend. Later Paul’s  family was joined by three step-siblings, Jacob Darnell, Elizabeth Darnell and Kristen (Darnell) Swanson . He was the brother of the late  John Marchand formerly of Louisiana.

Visiting hours for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm at Whitter-Porter Funeral Home 6 High Street in  Ipswich followed by a celebration of  Paul’s life  at 4:00 at the VFW 110 County Road, Ipswich.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.


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