Frederick E. Marchant
Lakeland, Fla. — Frederick E. Marchant, 84, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Forsythe Hospice House after a brief illness.
Born in Boston, July 15, 1929, he was the son of Wilfred P. and Sigrid V. Johnson Marchant.
A World War II, U.S. Army veteran, Fred served 1946 to 1947 with the First Infantry Division. After moving to Maine in 1948, he joined the Maine Army National Guard where he served from 1950 to 1953.
On Oct. 30, 1954, he married Dorothy Ouellette in Rockland. The couple resided several years in Rockland before making their home in Camden. Since 1990, they enjoyed winters in Lakeland, Fla.
For more than 30 years, he worked as a truck driver, first with Boston & Rockland Transportation and later with Sanborn Trucking, retiring in 1982. For another seven years after his formal retirement, Fred enjoyed working as a bus driver with the Camden / Rockport school system.
An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of Goose River Golf Club in Rockport and the Union Country Club.
Fred was a 50-plus year member of the Rockland Lodge of Elks No. 1008, and the American Legion War Memorial Post No. 30 in Camden.
Fred and his family, were grateful for the wonderful care provided by his caregivers, Wanda Lassiter and Cheryl Bennett.
Besides his beloved wife Dorothy of Camden and Lakeland, Fred is survived by his daughter Cheryl Marchant; his grandchildren, Kendra, Kerry and Derek King, all of Fairfax, Va.; one brother, Roger S. Marchant and his wife Davetta of Poplar, Mont.; three sisters, Paula Orthman and her husband Charles of Tulsa, Okla., Audrey Marchant of South Thomaston, Carol Pivnik of Granada Hills, Calif.; as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family, Michael and Wendy Brown and their children of Camden..
A service will be announced in mid-May at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. Those who wish may make memorial donations to Good Shepherd Hospice, 105 Arneson Avenue, Auburndale, FL 33823.
To share a memory or condolence with the family, please visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com.