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Brother Pierre T. 'Peter' Marceau, MSC

September 30, 2016

Brother Pierre T. "Peter" Marceau, MSCBrother 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.


#10 Herbert Jollett 2016-10-25 16:10
Just belatedly became aware of Brother Peter,s passing. He was a holy man and a good friend with whom I spent many an enjoyable time working with at the MSC summer house in the late 90's and early 20's
I am deeply saddened..
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#9 mary hoysic 2016-10-16 14:58
Brother Peter
He taught with patience and kindness,
Gave endlessly and unselfishly,
Cared immensely,
Shared a smile that brought happiness each day.
he was in my life always.
In his last days I got to see his smile again,
Bother Peter held my hand when I couldn't stop
crying for we both probably knew it was our final
avoir, Brother Peter was a good friend to my
parents Peter and Rosemary (Hetzler) Hoysic
Dablon point won't be the same without him!
Merci beaucoup et avoir mon ami
Wtith a saddened heart
daughter of Peter and Rosemary
Mary Hoysic
merci to Francois Lacroix
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#8 Kathy Vincent 2016-10-11 17:13
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Will miss our chat on Sunday mornings after Mass at Our Lady of Sacred Heart. Don and Kathy Vincent
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#7 Lison 2016-10-04 21:28
Mon très cher oncle Pierre,
Tu es maintenant parti rejoindre les tiens, ta famille et tes nombreux amis qui j'en suis certaine t'ont accueilli dans la joie de l'autre côté de la rive. Pour ma part, je me sens triste, tu manques déjà mais je souris lorsque je pense à tout ces beaux souvenirs en ta compagnies à tout ce qu'ils m'apportent. Jamais je ne t'oublierai toi, ta gentillesse et ta bienveillance. Toujours tu m'as accueillie avec chaleur et générosité tout au long de ma vie. Merci d'être là! Je t'aime mon oncle! xx
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#6 Carol Dady 2016-10-02 13:05
Brother Peter was beloved by 4 generations of my family. My Mother met him as a young girl, then I and my 10 siblings spent many summers in his company on Dablon Point. He was delighted to meet our children, and more recently our grandchildren. Peter and his dear friend, Bro. Roger Gingras, leave us with so many wonderful memories...fish ing, learning to hold a golf club or pull the gang mowers behind the tractor, playing "cops and robbers" in the dark, or just following them around as they lovingly cared for every detail of the MSC Summer Camp, often praying the rosary as they went, Dablon Point won't be the same without them. Thank you, Bro. Peter, for your love and your perfect example of humble service for the Lord.
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#5 Caroline S. Demers 2016-10-01 21:37
I was born and raised in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish ( maiden name LaLonde) I remember Br. Peter very well from my childhood. He was a wonderful man. I know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He and Br. William were very important part of my childhood in the years when my Father was president of the Holy Name Society, my family came to know him well. He is one of my fondest memories. Rest in Peace to a very holy man.
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#4 Carl R. Franks 2016-10-01 21:36
God bless you Brother Peter. You are up there now serving with Brother Bob and Fr. Dostie. You will be missed by all who knew you from Sacred Heart Church and the MSC Community as well.
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#3 robert humphrey 2016-10-01 19:55
So sad to hear of Brother Peter passing. He will be remembered for his kindness and the wonderful things he did for many people, myself included. He will be missed.
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#2 Douglas Thomas jr 2016-10-01 17:13
Brother Peter,

We will truely miss you in the neighborhood and at chuch. You've been an institution of both the parish and our neighborhood. To the father's of MSC and brothers we will deeply miss brother Peter. Our thoughts and prayers for all who knew him.
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#1 Robert Pare 2016-09-30 21:17
I remember you as the man closest to what I could have imagined Joseph the Carpenter to probably have been like. Thank you for your example of simplicity and humility. RIP
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