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Macquarrie, Gilchrist Paul

Gilchrist “Gig” Paul Macquarrie passed away on September 21st, 2010. He was 63 years old. Beloved father of Shannon Macquarrie. He is also survived by his loving brother Joseph Donald Macquarrie and his wife Diane M.  Also survived and loved by his nieces and nephews Dana and her husband Brian and their children Riley, Jacob and Brodie Getchell, Gilchrist Macquarrie, Forest and his wife Nettie Macquarrie, Lachlan and his wife Sarah Macquarrie and Sadie Macquarrie. Beloved son of the late Joseph Gilchrist and Theresa J. (Hertig).  Beloved brother of the late Linda J. Macquarrie. He will also be loved and missed by his extended family, Shannon’s mother Susan (Devine) and Shannon’s brother Michael Sampson and his great friends Ronnie MacIntyre, Mark Foley and so many more. Gilchrist attended Mass Maritime where he received a Bachelors in Marine Engineering. He continued as an Engineer in the Merchant Marines. Gilchrist was married in March of 1978 and four years later in 1982 had a daughter, Shannon. At that time he had moved onto Stone and Webster where he did Nuclear Power Plant Modifications. For Stone and Webster he traveled from Massachusetts to Texas for a few years. Recently, he worked with his brother Donnie at the family Insurance Agency in Roslindale. His family describes him as having a great heart, a great sense of humor and an incredible father, brother, uncle and friend. Gilchrist was always happiest when with his family and would always have a smile on his face. He was a great lover of sports, specifically the Patriots and Red Sox. He loved the ocean, fishing and his summer home in Scituate. Gilchrist also enjoyed, with his daughter, thunderstorms and a great book. He always loved a good joke and he loved to laugh. He was always available to listen with a sympathetic ear and a warm attitude. He will be greatly loved and missed by everyone. Family and friends are invited to visiting hours at Folsom Funeral Service 63 Belgrade Avenue, Roslindale, Ma. 02131 on Sunday September 26th, 2010 from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. A celebration of his life will be held at Folsom Funeral Service on Monday September 27th at 12pm. The burial will take place in St. Josephs  Cemetery ,following the service. In lieu of flowers the family invites you to make a donation to Meow or Never Animal Rescue and Sanctuary,  P.O. Box 733, Woodinville, WA 98072,(a non profit animal shelter)  that he was so proud of Shannon for volunteering for.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Dana M Getchell
    September 24th, 2010 | 10:46 am

    My children will miss their Uncle Giggles. We love you and miss you so much Gig.
    Getchell Family

  2. shannon Macquarrie
    September 24th, 2010 | 3:27 pm

    My dad was a great person and I learned so much from him. He has always been there for me and I will always remember that. Through all of my crazy idea’s and scheme he was supportive and loving. We shared so much in common. I love you dad and I know you will always be with me!

  3. Kevin Taube
    September 24th, 2010 | 7:05 pm

    Paul was a great friend and shipmate. I remember with fondness cramming for our first Coast Guard exam at the families summer home. Quizzing each other into ehaustion then jumping into the sea to re-energize! (in March 1970)

  4. susan (devine) sampson
    September 24th, 2010 | 9:56 pm

    paul i love you and thankyou so very very much for the beautiful daughter we had together, she is truly a rare treasure that i know you were so very proud of, so from the bottom of my heart thank-you for shannon and all the good times you and i shared. i will miss you paul….love, sue

  5. Ron MacIntyre
    September 25th, 2010 | 8:24 am

    Paul was a good person and a great friend. He was a lot of fun to be around and always had a expert, valued opinion on anything related to Boston Sports and everything football. Won two Silver Belt Buckles with Paul at MMA. Many great rides home from school. Watched Game 6 and Celtics/Phoenix at “Charlie’s” with Paul. Also, all three Super Bowl victories. New Year’s Eve with Paul, Kevin and Mark. He was a hard worker and a good Engineer. He loved his daughter, his family and his friends and they loved him back. He will be missed, but we will think of him often.

  6. Shannon Macquarrie
    September 25th, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    When I was about 7 or 8 years old I spent the Easter holiday with dad in the Scituate house. He bought me one of those Easter egg coloring kits (which we all know is a parents favorite!) In this great little kit there were also stickers for the eggs, which I thought looked better on the stove! I remember not only did he tell me they looked great, those stickers stayed on the stove for years and years. I always remember that. That same Easter I recall dad cooking me eggs and bacon (my fav) and me making him listen to a Billy Joel tape over and over-the same song for that matter. After re-play number 54 he finally asked if I wanted to play cards- in the other room with no radio lol. He was always so good to me. He was fun, loving and I always knew he would be there for me. I love you so much dad.

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