Edward H. Marchbanks, Sr., age 65

of Weymouth

Edward H. Marchbanks, Sr., age 65

Edward H. Marchbanks, Sr., age 65, of Weymouth, formerly of Quincy and New York, died unexpectedly, Friday, January 17, 2020, at home.

Edward was born and raised in Bronx, New York to the late Joseph R. and Catherine (Ritterbusch) Marchbanks. He was a graduate of Bishop Dubois High School, Class of 1973, and later attended Northeastern University. He had lived in Weymouth for twenty-one years, previously in Quincy for eight years.

He was employed as the director of manufacturing for Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC in Peabody for fourteen years.

Ed proudly served in the United States Air Force as a Sergeant during the Vietnam era.

He loved the outdoors, and was an avid fly fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed fishing and hunting trips with his sons and was well-known for appreciating a good cigar.

Most of all, Ed was dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren, supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Beloved husband for forty-one years of Paula M. (Cormier) Marchbanks.

Devoted father of Sharon Baldwin and her husband Seth of Enfield, Conn., Edward H. Marchbanks, Jr. and his wife Kelly of Chester, Eric J. Marchbanks and his wife Meghan of Fort Drum, New York.

Loving grandfather of Jake, Kiley, Maximus, Titus and Demitrius.

Dear brother of Kathleen Allison and Anne Marie Marchbanks, both of New York, and was pre-deceased by his twin brother, Joseph Marchbanks. Brother-in-law of Teresa Marchbanks of New York.

Ed is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, Wednesday, January 22, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass in Saint Jerome’s Church, 632 Bridge Street, North Weymouth at 10:30 a.m., followed by military honors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the funeral home Tuesday 5 – 8 p.m. Interment private.

For those who wish, donations in Edward’s memory may be made to the charity of your choice.


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  • Paula and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ed will be missed, he was a kind, thoughtful and giving person to everyone who came in contact with him. God bless you all.

  • I’m so sorry for the sudden loss of your husband and dad. What a tough time for you all.

    Sending my love,

    Gina Iannone

  • Paula and family My heart is with all of you at this time. Ed was such a nice guy. He was always happy.
    He will be missed.

  • Paula , so sorry for your loss. Thoughts are going out to your family.

    Jackie Brown (Nancy’s,sister)

  • Paula and family, Ed was a childhood friend, I am so so sorry, always a kind and gentle guy.

  • The men and women of the 439th Maintenance Squadron offer our thoughts and prayers for your family’s loss during this difficult time. We stand at the ready if you need anything. May God bless you all!

  • Ed was the best brother in law. He lost his brother ( my husband ) Joe way to early. They were great friends n fun to be with them in all there teasing . He loved his family so much and he will Be surly missed . Bless the family n hope they will have peace . Love u Ed n give Joe a hug from all of us. Te.

  • Dear Paula & Family,

    We are so saddened by the news of Ed’s passing. He was a wonderful man! We send our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and best wishes for all of you at this most difficult time. God Bless!

  • Paula and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Ed. You all are in my thought, prayers and heart.

    God Bless you all,


  • I love all of you… there are no words except I am here for you and I pray peace and calm over all of you during this time… my heart is broken Ed was awesome and I loved when he told me his haircut was perfect… I will miss him dearly🙏🏼💔