Former Chelmsford Resident and Korean War Veteran Enjoyed Fishing and Camping

Vinny Marchildon, 76, died following a brief illness.

Vinny Marchildon, 76. Photo: Cournoyer Funeral Home.
Vinny Marchildon, 76. Photo: Cournoyer Funeral Home.
The following is an obituary courtesy of Cournoyer Funeral Home.

Vincent “Vinny” Marchildon, 76, of Rindge, NH and formerly of Chelmsford, MA, died on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Manchester after a very brief illness.

Vinny was born in Lowell, MA on July 4, 1937, son of the late Arthur and Laura (Gendreau) Marchildon. He attended schools in Chelmsford and Lowell. Mr. Marchildon served his country honorably and faithfully in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married his longtime sweetheart, Virginia White, while in the service. Vinny worked in construction most of his life, and owned and operated Mark IV Construction in Rindge until retiring in 2011

After retirement, Mr. Marchildon was able to enjoy many of his hobbies finally, like fishing and camping in his RV. 

In addition to his parents, Mr. Marchildon was also predeceased by his son Daniel J. Marchildon on December 6, 2007, and by his sister, Doris Grout, and by his brothers, Ray Marchildon, Leo Marchildon and Armand Marchildon.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Virginia (White) Marchildon, of Rindge, NH; his 5 daughters; Darlene Johnson of Epping, NH, Diana Ingham of Palm Harbor, FL, Deborah Polselli of Durham, NH, Denise Dupont of Dracut, MA and Doreen Howarth of Brook Haven, PA; and by his son Douglas Marchildon of South Carolina. He will also be missed by 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, his close friend and nephew Ray Marchildon, his Dachshund ‘Daisy’, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

To share photographs and memories, or to send condolences to the family, please visit Mr. Marchildon’s permanent online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com.


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