Karine Parrish Marchand

Karine Parrish Marchand, 34, of Alton, NH passed away on Wednesday, March 01, 2017. Karine was born Nov. 25, 1982, in Brockton, MA and moved to Alton, NH when she was 12 and was a graduate of Alton High School. She was predeceased by her father Richard Marchand of Fall River in 1992. She is survived by her mother and stepfather Susan and John McPhee of Alton, NH; her brother Richard Marchand II and wife Susan of Plymouth, MA; her two sisters Kristina Pelletier and her husband Donald of Farmington, NH; Traci Duhamel and husband Jim of East Bridgewater, MA; and her uncle Tim Parrish and wife Jane of Buzzards Bay, MA; as well as many nieces and nephews and extended family in MA and NH.

Karine was not one to do something by traditional terms. She lived her life her way, on her own terms, and never passed up the opportunity to experience something new. Fear was not in her vocabulary and she lived life to the fullest. She was not afraid to pack up everything in a moments notice and move to some place new. If it sounded exciting it sounded good to her. It was even more enticing if it was warm and tropical.

When it came to her family there wasn’t anything that meant more to her than them. You knew when Karine was around because she had a laugh that was contagious and could make a gloomy day bright. She had an uncanny knack to get a laugh out of you even when you didn’t want to. Words can’t explain how she did it but if she put her mind to it you were going to laugh whether you wanted to or not.

She had a love for the coast and if she was at the beach or near the ocean she was truly in her happy place, unless of course her nieces and nephews were around. Then she was truly happy. She loved her siblings but she loved their kids more than them and wasn’t afraid to make that clear. She would spend the night eating all the leftovers while everyone else was sleeping and then you would find her in bed in the morning snuggling with the little ones. The only thing she couldn’t do was say no to her nieces and nephews. They were her life and she would do anything for them without question or hesitation.

Karine was a beautiful person both inside and out, she was also a pain in the butt, but it was worth the price of admission to be around her and hear the stories of her latest adventure. Whether it be late nights hanging around the island in the kitchen listening to the latest tale or sitting around the table laughing uncontrollably Karine was the center of attention and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

People were drawn to her in a way you can’t put into words. Whether it be complete strangers offering to carry her bags or lifelong friends driving long distances to give her a ride wherever she wanted to go, there was always someone willing to help Karine get where she was going. We can’t explain why they were drawn to her but one can only surmise people were drawn to the warmth emanating from her huge bright smile as her care free spirit left a trail behind her as she floated down whatever path she was on.

Karine will surely be missed greatly but she lived life on her terms always joking she would never grow old. She may not have grown old but she will live on forever in the hearts and minds of all those who loved her. She was always the brightest light in the room and today the room is a little darker. We love you and know your family and friends have gained another guardian angel. Godspeed to you on your latest adventure and while you are at it give Bocce a hug for us.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Mar. 18, at the Nute Ridge Bible Chapel at 100 Nutes Road, Milton, NH 03851. Directions to Nute Ridge Bible Chapel can be found at http://www.nute-chapel.org under the contact us section of the website.

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  1. cathy sickoll on March 6, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Rest in Peace my little “beep beep” girl. Say HI to your dad for me.

  2. Chris carr on March 6, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    So sorry for your loss…my mom Kathy. Was crying yesterday when i told her…prayers and healing for all of you. Your pain and feelings are there and will always miss your loved one..But her pain is no longer here….best wishes…cmc

  3. Jai Cotman on March 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort that she’ll be awaiting you when you enter into Paradise.

  4. erik robinson on March 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    No words can express how sad this is 🙁 Karine was one of the nicest kindhearted friends anyone could have asked for.always there for anyone that treated her with respect.one of my very best friends since early teens.her laugh and smile always lite up the room even on a dark day.my heart is very heavy and I send my deepest condolences to the family.may god take her under her wing and show her the better life.rip Karine Marchand you will never be forgotten and may you be one of the angels whom watch over us everyday.love always your friend erik

  5. Derek Atwood on March 6, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Rest in peace. Class of “01” will see you at then end.

  6. Rachael Strickland on March 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Karine will always be remembered as a loving caring person. Will miss your sweet smile! RIP

  7. Mr. And Mrs. Michael McLaughlin on March 6, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Traci and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Glenn & Cindy Scudder on March 6, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Traci and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Sending hugs and prayers.

  9. Amanda Hurst on March 6, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Rest easy baby girl.

  10. Gloria, David, Steph, Sam, & Matt Perez on March 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Traci, Josh, Eric, Jess and Jim, Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that we feel for the passing of your sister/Aunt. Please accept our condolences. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

  11. Erin (potter) Messier on March 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    So sorry for your loss krissy and Susan! I’ll never forget the spunky Karine growing up! I was fortunate to reconnect with her again even if only for a little bit. You will be missed rest easy girl!

  12. Michelle Miranda and Lolly Miller on March 7, 2017 at 2:34 am


    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Lolly and I are keeping you and your family in our prayers.

  13. Tara, Bill, Joey, Will and Patrick Donahue on March 7, 2017 at 3:59 am

    Traci, Jim, Josh, Eric, and Jess,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

  14. Wanda Pelkey on March 8, 2017 at 2:30 am


    I pray for strength for you and yours as you work your way through the days, remembering, thinking, feeling. May the God of your understanding, hold you in these difficut times.

  15. Debbie and Scott Peloquin on March 8, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Traci, Jim and Family,

    Such a sad week for all of us but our friendship has lifted us and assured us that better things are coming. Hold the memories of your sister close to your heart. Her spirit and sunshine will guide you daily.

  16. Kim Pelletier on March 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    My Mother and I were so sorry to hear about Karine’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. Loss is always difficult, but it is especially hard when it is sudden and the person is so young and full of life. As someone who has lost a child, I can tell you that the pain is always there, but time helps ease it. Karine will send you signs that she is now at peace…look for them. Please, be kind and gentle to yourselves and to each other. Cry when you need to and laugh, as well. Notice nature this spring as it come back to life. RIP Karine. Much love to you all.

  17. Bobby LaChance on March 14, 2017 at 3:49 am

    She’s one of those very few people that I call ‘the total package’ she’s beautiful both in/out. I’m extremely saddened by her passing. Heaven just got that much more beautiful.

  18. Ashley Murphy (Currier) on March 16, 2017 at 12:38 am

    I met Karine at a time in my life when I needed it the most. She was a good friend of mine for a really long time. Times filled with craziness but so many laughs along the way. We both went our separate ways but I thought of her often and prayed she would someday find her way. I pray now for all that she has left behind. May we all find comfort in the Lord. God bless.

  19. Kim Moore on March 19, 2017 at 2:01 am

    My Deepest condolences, to all of you. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. Karine will always be remembered for her beautiful smile, kind heart and contagious laughter. Rest Easy beautiful Karine.

  20. Bob and Judy Azanow on March 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Sue and John. Judy and I are sending our sincerest condolences. We were saddened to hear the news of your daughters passing. God bless Karine, you and your family.

  21. Ryan on March 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    The fact they held your ceremony on my birthday will haunt me forever…. I loved you and wanted the best for you…. My heart weeps for you Karine…. I wish I could have done something for you. You were one of my best friends….. And biggest fans…. Thanks for everything. I will miss you more than words could ever explain. You are safe now babe, nobody will ever hurt you again…

  22. Adam Johnson on September 18, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Karine you have a beautiful heart best smile and eyes that could brighten up the room. I still remember the first day we met. We had a night to laught and joke i was so greatful to meet some like you. You are so kind and will be missed and you are always in my heart.

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