Marcel J. Meschini, 87

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Marcel J. Meschini, 87Marlborough – Marcel J. Meschini, 87, died Saturday July 9, 2011, surrounded by by his loving family, following a long period of failing health. He was the husband of the late Alice (Belmore) Meschini, who died in 1995.

Born in Hudson, the son of the late Joseph and Yvonne (Audette) Meschini, he had lived in Marlborough for 63 years. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European – Rhineland-African Theater and was the recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Meschini was employed for many years by the Metropolitan District Commission, Sudbury Section, prior to retiring in 1974. In his early life, he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and camping; however, in later years, his devotion changed to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the love of his life.

He was a member of the Akroyd Houde American Legion Post, the Padula Chapter; Disabled American Veterans; and the Marlborough Fish and Game Association.

He is survived by one son, Christopher Meschini of Hudson; three daughters, Linda Kerwin and her husband William of Marlborough, Elizabeth Giangregorio and her husband Vincent of Oxford, and Marlo Renaud and her husband Henry of Marlborough; six grandchildren, Kimberly Lambert, Kelly O’Leary, Erin Grimes, Nina Giangregorio, Courtney Wheeler and Marcel Renaud; five great-grandchildren, Shelby, Madison, Liam, Megan and Samantha; and a sister, Gertrude Durand of Hudson. He was predeceased by a sister, Frances Sousa.

His funeral , with full military honors will be held Thursday July 14, at 9 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will be in the V.A. National Cemetery in Bourne. Visiting hours at William R. Short & Son Funeral Home, 95 West Main St., will be Wednesday July 13, from 4 to 7 p.m..

The family would appreciate flowers being omitted and that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or the Wounded Warriors Project, attn: Donor Services, 7020 Skinner Pkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

For online condolences, please visit www.shortfuneral.com.

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