August 25, 1948 – June 27, 2018
Patrick Lemarchand died on June 27, 2018 in Naples, Florida at the age of 69. Born in Rouen, France to Christian Lemarchand and Suzanne Guellain, he received a degree from Ecole des Cadres du Commerce et des Affaires Economiques in Paris, France. He went on to work in the U.S., France, Canada, and Japan. Highly creative and results-driven, Patrick rose quickly to leadership positions at a very young age and spent 35 years in strategic management, M&A, operations, and marketing in the direct marketing, publishing, and communication industries. He was the Chairman and CEO of Atlas Editions and sat on the De Agostini Board of Directors. He was also the Chairman and CEO of the North American operations of Havas Advertising's Diversified Agencies Group and a senior advisor to David Shepard Associates. Early in his career, Patrick was a Vice President at Reeves Communications Corporation, which produced television shows such as Kate & Allie. He was incredibly devoted to his family and is survived by the love of his life, Mireille, to whom he was married for over 50 years. He will be missed by his daughters, Flavie Lemarchand-Wood and Gaelle Dudley; his sons-in-law, Paul Wood and Alex Dudley; and his grandchildren, Lauren, Hayden, Jack, Roan and Claire; and his beloved Frenchie, Hugo. Services will be held on Saturday, June 30 at St. Mary's Church in Greenwich, CT at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Memorial Sloan Kettering or the African Wildlife Foundation in his name
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 30, 2018
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July 4, 2018
In 1989 Patrick purchased my company GMH Marketing (Durham CT) on behalf of Atlas Editions,
Unfortunately, our relationship soured over differences in how to manage the business and I departed the company my wife and I founded shortly after the sale.
After my departure we were never in contact again
However, I have held fond memories of Patrick. Despite our differences he was always upfront, honest and never went back on his word and commitment. He always had my respect.
I retired after leaving GHM/Atlas and have spent the years traveling the world. I am grateful to Patrick for giving me the opportunity.
Knowing Patrick 's commitment to family I know he will be enormously missed. I was glad to read that he had grandchildren. I have 7 of my own and I know what joy they brought to him.