Obituary: Marc “MAG” A. Garand


Marc “MAG” A. Garand

AUGUSTA – Marc “MAG” A. Garand, 50, flew with the angels on June 24, 2021 to the VA Center in Togus Springs, after a long and courageous battle with melanoma. He was born in Augusta on December 30, 1970, son of Benoit J. and Jeannette M. (Colford) Garand.

Marc attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Cony High School in 1989.

Marc worked as a machinist until he joined the US Air Force in 1991, serving with Loring AFB and in support of Operation Desert Storm.

After being released from the Air Force, Marc returned to work as a machinist until his illness prevented him from working.

He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and his brother Bruce Tompkins.

He is survived by his parents Benoit and Jeannette d’Augusta; brothers Richard (Sally) Garand of Manchester and Gary Garand of Weston, Wisconsin; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews and special friends.

Marc’s family would especially like to thank the doctors and staff of the VA Togus Intensive Care and Palliative Care Services for the care and comfort provided to him.

There will be no visiting hours. A Christian Burial Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Western Ave., Augusta, on July 10 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, outside Western Ave., Manchester.

Condolences, stories and photos can be shared at

In lieu of flowers, the family recommends that donations can be made to the

VA Hospice,

1 VA Center,

Togus, ME, 04333.

Marc “MAG” A. Garand

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