Marcel L. Remillard, Age 72, a longtime resident of Westborough, formerly of Millville, MA, passed away peacefully at home, with loved ones by his side. He leaves his wife Karen (Pachico) of 35 years, sons James, his fiancée Diane Wright, Thomas, Andrew his wife Melissa, daughter Jessica Werme, her husband Joshua. He also leaves behind, his Uncle Omer Ethier, his wife Donna, a brother Richard Remillard, his wife Nicole, Sister Evelyn McNamara, her husband Michael. He was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was the son of the late Lionel and Claire (Ethier) Remillard. His greatest joy over the years was his family and being able to take care of his grandchildren when they were young.
Marcel did his patriotic duty and enlisted as an Airman in the U.S. Navy in Jan 1969 stationed in California at the U.S. Naval Air Station, under Fighter Squadron One Two Four, and trained as a Plane Captain. He deployed to Vietnam for sea duty on the USS Kittyhawk, Nov 1970, right after the birth of his 1st son. Returning from his tour, disabled and placed on the retired list, with an honorable discharge. He was a life member of the Upton VFW Post 5594 and the American Legion Post 234 in Northborough.
He was a life member at the Woodville Rod and Gun club in Hopkinton, where he enjoyed many lifelong friendships, fishing, shooting when he could, but mainly cooking was his passion and he put out some amazing meals. His favorite event being the Chicken BBQ of course. But each spring he’d get very excited looking forward to the kids fishing derby, as he was fortunate to have many grandchildren and special friend’s children over the years to show them how to fish.
His other love, was his love for NASCAR racing. He always had to head to Thompson Speedway early so he was there when they opened at 3, even though the race didn’t start until 6. Its all about getting the best seat he’d say. His favorite times was when he was able to be in the pits with his dear friend, Jim and his boys who raced there.
Marcel was a man of many talents, he was a great carpenter and so proud of his displays he built for the home shows in Boston that Somerville Lumber attended. He also drove truck for them and always managed to find a VFW upon his destination. He worked for Bartlett Tree service for many years and came home one day with a family of raccoons, who just lost their mom. He put his heart and soul into all he did. He would do anything for anyone.
There will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday April 2nd, 3pm at the Woodville Rod & Gun Club, 252 Wood Street, Hopkinton, MA. Please come and share your memories and raise a glass of cheer to Marcel Frenchie Remillard
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you consider making a memorial donation in Marcel’s name to Fishing with Warriors, Inc. P.O. Box 621, Westborough, MA 01581. Any cash donations received at the clubhouse will be donated to the Kids Fishing Derby.