Alice M. Marchand, 84, Bristol


Alice M. (Plante) Marchand, 84, of 1014 Hope St., Bristol and formerly of Warren, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center in Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Marchand Sr., her husband of 49 years, who died in 1991.

Born in Pawtucket and raised in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Eva (Forrest) Plante Sr. She was a Bristol resident for 66 years, moving from Warren in 1947. Mrs. Marchand worked in the printing department of the former P.F. Industries in Bristol for 20 years, retiring in 1971. She had previously worked at the former US Rubber Company and Kaiser Aluminum Corp.

Alice was a communicant of St. Jean Baptiste Mission Church in Warren. She loved to play bingo and was active in the Benjamin Church Tenants Association, the Kaiser Retirees, Bristol Senior Citizens Council, the Benjamin Church Senior Center, the Warren Senior Center and the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, and she did volunteer work for all of these groups.

She leaves four children, Sandra A. Geoffroy and her husband Joseph of Estero, FL, Kathleen Jones of Rumford, and Paula A. Andrews and Paul J. Marchand, Jr., both of Warren; a sister, Irene Mello of Warren; six grandchildren, Daniel Geoffroy and his wife Audrey, Patricia Taylor and her husband David, Gary Geoffroy and his wife Tracey, Jennifer Andrews Cechinel, Amie Geoffroy Kessler and Frank H. Andrews III; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a sister of the late Wilfred Plante Jr., Raymond, Albert, Arthur, Robert and Leo Plante, Theresa Kation and Doris Ramos.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in St. Jean Baptiste Mission Church, 324 Main St., Warren.  Burial will be private and visiting hours have been respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI  02904.

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