Henry J. Marchant, of Marlborough, MA, died July 1st, on the cusp of his 99th birthday. Henry was predeceased by his loving wife Dorothy to whom he had been devoted throughout their 72 years of marriage.
Born in Leominster, MA, he was the son of the late Arthur and Florence (York) Marchant. A graduate of Watertown High School, Henry was a life-long learner who embraced new ideas and found special joy in the presence of his great grandchildren and his many nieces and nephews. Mr. Marchant served in the US Army,Co C 101st Infantry Division during WWII. During his tour of duty he was the recipient of 2 Purple Hearts and post service was awarded the Bronze Star and the French Medal of Honor. Post retirement, Henry was a well known realtor in the Marlborough area.
He is survived by his daughters; Ms. Carol Ann Marchant of San Clemente, CA and Rev. Jean Marchant and her husband Rev. Ronald Hindelang, of Framingham, his brother; Bernard Marchant and his wife Doris of Manhattan Beach, CA, his sister; Rita Holden of Newbury Park, CA, his brother-in-law; George Fearnley of Hingham, MA and his sister in law; Marilyn Springmann of Salem, NH, his grandchildren; David Taylor,of Long Beach, CA, Dawn Stapelfeld of Brookline, NH, Dana Taylor of Orlando, FL, Heidi Trainor of Hudson, MA and Rebecca Mangan of San Clemente, CA, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. He was also the brother of the late Raymond and Donald Marchant and Mildred White.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, July 5th from 7-9 pm at Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant Street, Marlborough, MA.
A Mass of Christian Burial in celebration of Henry's life will be held at 7:00pm on Monday, July 6th at The Spirit of Life Catholic Community, located at The Congregational Church of Weston/UCC, 130 Newton St., Weston, MA 02493. Preceding the Mass, visiting hours will be held at the church from 5:00-6:30pm.
.Donations may be made to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 20 Burlington Mall Rd, Burlington, MA 01803, or The Children's Room (which provides caring support for grieving children, teens and families), 1210 Mass Ave., Arlington, MA 02476 www.slatteryfuneralhome.com