David M. Branchaud
FALL RIVER… David M. Branchaud, 63, of Fall River passed away August 28, 2019 at St. Anne’s Hospital following a long illness.
Born in New Bedford, he was a son of the late Girard and Sheila (Woodley) Branchaud. He was raised in Massachusetts and had lived here for most of his life with a short time living in London, England after graduating High School.
Mr. Branchaud graduated New Bedford High School in 1973 and went on to become a Forklift Operator for Maritime Terminal Inc. In New Bedford. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 59 and was a communicant of St. Julie Billiart Church in Dartmouth. Known as “the friendliest stranger around” he was described as one of the kindest people anyone could know without a mean bone in his body. He had a contagious since of humor that he kept until his final day. He was an “old school gamer” who enjoyed playing the classics such as cards, Chess, Backgammon, Rummy, Bridge, Horseshoes, Lawn Darts and more. David’s heart was with Project Independence of New Bedford which he attended for over 20 years and was a member of the Boomers Club. His many friends at Project Independence became his extended family and he loved nothing more than spending time with them.
Survivors include his brothers: Steven Branchaud and his companion Ann Rego of New Bedford & Tony Branchaud and his wife Tammy of Taunton; his sister: Maureen Branchaud of Westport; his aunts: Maureen Pushman and her husband Tony of London, England & Rita Branchaud of New Bedford; his uncle: Jack Chrystler of Angola, Indiana; several nieces and nephews. He was the nephew of the late George Branchaud and Theresa Chrysler.
A Mass will be said for David at later time. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034 or www.mymsaa.org