Marcel Meville Deschesne

1931 – 2018

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –  Marcel Meville Deschesne, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. He was born in Lewiston, Maine on Sept. 14, 1931, to Adele (Thibault) and Ernest Deschesne.

Marcel joined the U.S. Air Force as a young man, serving in the Korean War. He returned home and met Charlotte, marrying her in 1956. Marcel was a dedicated husband and father, often working two jobs to provide for his family. Following a heart attack and tiring of the snowy winters, he and Charlotte moved their family to Florida in 1976.  There he was a loyal, long-time employee of Don Olson Firestone, through whom he was able to take many fun trips with Charlotte.

Marcel is survived by daughter Katharin & husband Scott Burkhardt, daughter Elizabeth & wife Mary Godard, son David, beloved grandson Mathew Godard, sister-in-law Celine & husband “Chuck” DeSanto, sister-in-law Carmen Malo, and many dear nieces and nephews.

Charlotte predeceased Marcel on their 58th wedding anniversary (Nov. 12, 2014). A private graveside service will be held in Florida at a later date.