September 30, 2016
Brother Pierre T. "Peter" Marceau, MSC, 94, a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, passed away Friday morning, September 30, 2016 at Samaritan Medical Center.
Brother Peter will lie in state at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, October 4, from 3 - 6PM, with a Vigil Service at 5:30PM. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 5, at 11AM with Very Rev. Raymond Diesbough, MSC, Provincial Superior, presiding and Fr. Vincent T. Freeh, MSC as the homilist. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Brother Peter was born in East Broughton, Quebec, Canada on January 31, 1922, son of Alfred and Marie (Dion) Marceau. He attended Ecole St. Jean Baptiste (primary grades) in Ste. Henedine, Quebec and Ecole St. Jean Baptiste (high school) in Quebec City, Quebec. In 1940 he entered the novitiate at St. Clothilde, Quebec, making his first profession of vows in 1941. He professed perpetual vows in 1947.
Brother Peter was assigned to church maintenance at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Watertown, NY from 1943 - 1961. He was then transferred to house maintenance in the Watertown MSC community. In 1981 he worked as electrician and carpenter during construction in the Columbian mission of the MSC. These were also his maintenance specialties in Watertown. He was an avid hockey player and enjoyed skiing, golf, and fishing.
He is survived by his sister, Marie Mathe Martineau, Montreal, his nephew, Mario Lacroix, Quebec City, Quebec, and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Along with his parents, he was predeceased by his two brothers, Clement and Raymond Marceau, and two sisters, Therese Lacroix and Marguerite Marceau.
Donations in his name may be made to either Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 320 W. Lynde St. or Sacred Heart Foundation, 668 Thompson St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Brother Peter's family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.