Philip Deschamps

March 20, 1926March 20, 2013

ORLEANS – Philip Deschamps of Orleans passed away peacefully on his 87th birthday, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Barbara (Walker) Deschamps for 62 years. He was born in Hyannis on March 20, 1926, resided on the Cape for his entire life and in 1961 co-founded Nauset Marine with his brother-in-law Pete Walker and father-in-law Howard Walker. He was instrumental in advancing the marine industry throughout New England and his family-owned company recently enjoyed their 50th anniversary celebration. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, son Ron and his wife Lucinda of Eastham, daughter Debbi and her husband Peewee Baker of Chelsea, VT and son Dave and his wife Meg Kenny of Brewster; and grandchildren, Brady, Cole, Oharra and Kyle. A Celebration of Life will be held on May 19, 2013 at the Orleans Inn from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. Donations may be made in Phil’s memory to the Hooved Animal Sanctuary, P.O. Box 258, Chelsea, VT 05038 or a charity of one’s choice.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Bill & Anne Snow

April 19, 2013

Belated condolences Barb on your loss of a wounderful man. We were still in Arizona when we heard. I still have a lot of fond memories, riding on the back of his motorcycle, buying a car or a boat, some great times at the Yacht Club many years ago. Just an all around great guy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bill and Anne Snow

Linda Cullum

April 6, 2013

Dear Family, all of you,
I can relate to your time now as I lost my Dad July 13, 2011. My dad, Jim Cullum, like Phil and so many others were the life stream, a new birth for the Orleans retail mecca. In their youth, working it, making it all happen. All hard workers, full of humor and optimistic. They were the icons. My dad had Musitronics.
I was always flattered when Phil would come to the Barley Neck Inn to hear me play. He would joke how he could adjust his hearing aid to hear the music at the level he desired! He had a great sense of humor. I have always treasured my friendship with his daughter, Debbie and will never forget us practicing music in their basement when we had our teenage group the Seam Rippers.
I remember one time down there, the song came on "I can see for miles and miles and miles" It was the 1st time I had heard it. Well Phil saw for miles and miles with his vision of Nauset Marine, etc. A true breaking ground entrepreneur.
RIP Phil, you have left a legacy. I am so glad I knew you.

April 5, 2013

The Deschamps family,

Our sincere condolences from the Clifton family. We have wonderful memories of joyful times on Pleasant Bay with Phil and family. God Bless

Virginia, Donald, Sharon, Pam, Mark and Bryan

March 29, 2013

A good man and friend, we will miss his Cape Cod wit and humor

Pete and Rose way Cataumet ma.

Sid & Donna Snow

March 27, 2013

Dear Mrs.Deschamps, Ron, Dave and Debbi
I am very sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and father. He was a very special man, and built up such a great business and influenced his sons to join him and daughter to follow her passion. May his memory live on forever!

Jerry & Eileen Fowler

March 25, 2013

We were very saddened to hear of Phil's passing.It was a pleasure knowing him for the many years I worked at Nauset Marine.He was a wonderful person.
My family and I send our deepest sympathy to his wife Barbara,his children,grandchildren and his extended family.We hope as time passes, your sadness will be replaced with many everlasting wonderful memories.

Michael Jacaruso

March 25, 2013

We all have fond memories of our summer vacations in Orleans that
always included a boat trip and cookout with Phil at the helm.He was a
good man with a quick wit and will be missed. Our thoughts and
condolences are with his family.

The Jacaruso's

Robert R Jones

March 25, 2013

I was deeply saddened to learn of Phil's passing. He was a true Cape Codder and an icon in the marine trades. I will fondly remember our lunches together at the Land Ho and his wit and humor while trying to hide that gentle smile. He was truely a good man, and I feel blessed to have known him. My sincere condolences to the family and may you find peace and grace in the days to come. Bob Jones (Hyannis)

March 25, 2013

I have so many good memories of Phil. Being in the boat business and involved with Phil, I have a smile thinking of him. He meant a great deal to me. I am so sorry for your loss.
Peter Maryott

Nicole Pavick

March 25, 2013

I am honored to have met Phil at Pleasant Bay, and even more honored that he agreed to work with me, as his physical therapist. I will remember his dutiful walks and our cheerful conversations. He loved his family and was an inspiration to me. He will be missed. Warm blessings.