648 Main Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Phone: 508-845-6226
Fax: 508-842-0061
Dr. Wayne Marchand

Dr. Wayne D. Marchand

Wednesday, November 5th, 1947 - Thursday, April 15th, 2021
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Dr. Wayne Marchand, 73, died peacefully on Thursday, April 15, 2021, while in the loving arms of his family, following a brief illness. Born in Fitchburg, he was the son of the late Arthur Marchand and Frances Laber. He grew up in Fitchburg and graduated from Notre Dame High School. Dr. Marchand entered the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era and was stationed in Greenland as a Medic.

After serving 4 years, Wayne received a BSRN from Fitchburg State College and then entered Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine.

With the endless support of his wife, Debra, Wayne successfully established Auburn Podiatry in 1983 and expanded his practice by opening 2 more offices in Webster and Leominster. “The Chief,” as Dr. Marchand was lovingly nicknamed, was adored by his patients.

He retired in 2017 to spend quality time with his best friend and wife of almost 50 years, Debra Francavilla Marchand. Wayne found joy in a quiet life and often hosted small dinner parties for his family and friends. He loved traveling, especially to York, Beach Maine, where he and Deb enjoyed their vacation home for over 20 years.

He is survived by his wife, Debra and his three daughters, Nakia Burke and her husband Rob of Milford, MA, Darnielle Foley and her husband, Bob, of West Yarmouth, MA and Ashley Poniros and her husband, George, of Auburn. Wayne leaves behind 5 precious grandchildren whom he adored, Panos, Nicholas, Markos, Luca, and Emily.

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to gather on Wednesday, April 21, at Britton Wallace Funeral Home in Auburn, from 4-7pm. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 22, at 11am at St. Joseph’s Parish in Charlton. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Wayne’s memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, helpfightra.org. A celebration of life will be held in Wayne’s honor later this summer.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Britton-Wallace Funeral Home
    91 Central Street
    AUBURN, MA 01501
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  • Service

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 11:00am
    Saint Joseph's Church in Charlton
    10 H. Putnam Road Extension
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    Masks and social distancing measures will be required the funeral home and the church.

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Tami Richard

Posted at 07:12pm
I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Marchand. I truly loved working for him. I remember him as just go with the flow kind of attitude. He was awesome to be around and work for. I think about him often and the time that I was there. My condolences to the entire family. I wish I could be there for the service. Again, I am sorry for the loss of a great man.


Posted at 04:27pm
I was a patient of Dr Marchand when I lived in MA. He was awesome! great bedside manor, sense of humor and overall caring human! I’m sorry to hear of his passing and please accept my condolences to family. I know he loved all of you!


Posted at 11:27am
Dear Deb,
I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband... I could tell you loved him very much. Please hold your children tight they will give you warmth. Deb Natoli


Posted at 07:55am
Dear. Deb and family,
My deepest condolences of the passing of Dr. Marchand, it was a much pleasure of working with him at Leominster Podiatry, he always had a smile on his face and was happy. I will miss all his story that he would tell all his patient when they would come in. he will be truly missed. Kathryn Ouellette

Eleanor Burke

Posted at 06:12pm
Dear Deb and Family, My sincere condolences for your loss. I am so honored to have been included in your family gatherings, holidays and numerous visits. I will miss Wayne's sense of humor and his stories. God bless.

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