Edmond A. Marchant

  • Born: April 18, 1938
  • Died: January 17, 2021
  • Location: Melrose, Massachusetts

Robinson Funeral Home

809 Main Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Tel. (781) 665-1900

Tribute & Message From The Family

Edmond A. Marchant, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 with his family by his side. He was 82.

Born in Somerville on April 18, 1938, he is one of three children of the late Francis and Mary (Lynch) Marchant. Loving brother of Laurence T. Marchant and his wife Dorothy of Colorado, and Francis L. Marchant and his wife Jean of Framingham. He grew up in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School in 1956.

After his graduation from school, Edmond enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1956, serving as an Aircraft Mechanic. He was honorably discharged in 1960 from SAC as an Airman 2nd Class.

After his time in the service, Edmond married his beloved Anne Patricia Murphy, and they went on to share 59 wonderful years together. Devoted father of Kelly Marsden and her husband Don of Wakefield, Michael Marchant and his wife Mary of Stoneham, Christopher Marchant and his wife Nanette of Malden, Sean Marchant and his wife Erica of Wilmington, and Danielle Marchant of Melrose. Cherished grandfather of Kyle Marsden and his wife Amanda, Alyssa Bak and her husband Kyle, Lauren Fiore and her husband Michael, Daniel Marchant and his wife Abby, Ryan, Tommy, Evan, Avery, Eamon, Gavin, Connor, Madelyn, and Finn Marchant.

Ed went to work for Eastern Airlines in the air freight department, a job he loved, until Eastern went out of business in 1991. A man with a strong work ethic, he did not let that hiccup slow him down. He then went to work as a bus driver for the MBTA, Tufts University, and did long-haul semi driving. Through all of that, he also received his bachelor's degree in social work from Salem State University.

Ed adored his family. He was exceptionally active in his children and grandchildren's lives. Eddie or "dada" was known for his bright blue eyes and his infamous broken camera. He was one of their biggest fans, always making time for family trips which usually included a long well thought out ride and completed with a group photograph. Working for the airline afforded Ed and his family the opportunity to travel. They were able to travel all over the world, and he enjoyed learning about different cultures, geography, and languages especially Spanish. Locally, he and his family enjoyed spending time in Vermont and Maine.

Ed was also known as the family handyman. There was no job where he was not up to the challenge.

Ed was a member of Incarnation Church in Melrose, Somerville City Club, Carmen's Union Local #589, BPOE Winthrop Lodge #1078, Melrose VFW Post #2394, American Legion Post #113, and IAM&AW Local #1726.

Ed's love, kindness, and big heart will be missed by his dear family and friends.

Due to the public health crisis, all services for Ed will remain private. Interment at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA. 02284-9168.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time when COVID restrictions are lifted.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pasty I'm sorry we cannot see you at the current time - Ed was beyond nice to all members of our family and we share your loss.

---Paul Murphy

Posted by Paul Murphy - Arlington, MA - Family   February 16, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Eddy's passing, Pat and sending you and your family our sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Jim & Lynn Hughes - Newburyport, MA - Friend   February 09, 2021

So sorry for your loss, Pat and family. May you find comfort in your faith, laughter in your memories and strength in the love of family and friends. Sending prayers of hope and healing for all the family.

Posted by Pat & DIck McConville - Melrose, MA - Friend   January 26, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the Marchant family.So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ann Lyall - Melrose, MA   January 23, 2021

I am sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Russ Condon
Southern divion, Mirra Co.

Posted by Russ Condon    January 22, 2021

My heart and sympathy goes out to your family for your beloved Eddy. I loved Eddy, my next door neighbor and father of my best childhood friend, Danielle. I hope you are fixing up anything needed to fix up or make more beautiful in heaven, dear, sweet man. Love, Joseph Hunt

Posted by Joseph Hunt - Melrose, MA - Family Friend   January 21, 2021

Pat and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Kim Lyall - Melrose, MA   January 20, 2021

Sorry to hear this. I remember the Marchant family from Somerville when we just kids. We went to school and played a lot together. I am Larry's age and remember how we used to joke about the different spellings of our first names, but also have a lot of memories of Ed and Frank. If memory serves me right, I may have gone to school at St Ann's with Anne as well. Please accept my condolences and those of my brothers. With kind regards

Posted by Larry Conti - Friend   January 20, 2021

Condolences on your family's loss. He was a wonderful husband and father. My prayers are with you all.

Posted by Andrea Taffe - North Palm Beach, FL - Friend   January 20, 2021

We were saddened to here of Mr. Marchant’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out the this great family. May god bless all of you.
Joe&Brooke Barreira

Posted by Joe Barreira - Friend   January 19, 2021


My deepest condolences to the Marchant family.

Posted by Erica F. - Wakefield, MA - Coworker   January 19, 2021

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