Walter O. Merchant, 96, of Uxbridge passed away Fri. Jan. 4, 2019 in Lydia Taft House, Uxbridge. He was the devoted husband of Marion E. (Desjardin) Merchant.
Mr. Merchant was employed by the Kupfer Bros. Corp. in Northbridge for many years. Later, he worked for several years as a custodian in the Uxbridge Public Schools.
He was born April 19, 1922 in Uxbridge, the son of the late Walter and Emma (Berthiaume) Merchant and attended Uxbridge schools.
Along with his wife, he enjoyed traveling, going out to dinner, and getting behind the wheel of his Buick. He was also the ring toss game Champion at any family function.
Mr. Merchant served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
In addition to his loving wife of 69 years, Marion, he is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday Jan. 8, 2019 from 10 – 11 AM in the BUMA FUNERAL HOME, 101 North Main St. (Rte. 122), Uxbridge followed by a funeral service at 11 AM in the funeral home.
Interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Uxbridge. www.bumafuneralhome.com