Marceau, Richard

December 07, 2010

Rev. Richard A. Marceau RUTLAND-Rev. Richard A. Marceau, 76 of Rutland died Tuesday morning December 7, 2010 in Clarendon following an automobile accident. He was born on February 6, 1934 on the family farm in Berlin the son of Joseph and Dorothy (Lennox) Marceau. Rev. Marceau graduated from the Northfield High School, Becker College and the Boston Seminary. He enlisted in the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War; following his honorable discharge he became employed by the Rock of Ages stone shed as a draftsman prior to his attending college. Rev. Marceau married Ellen Griggs on December 12, 1953 in Northfield He served as Pastor of several Methodist Church’s in Vermont including Groton, Waits River, West Tompsham, Pittsford, Brandon and Brandon Training School prior to becoming the longtime Pastor of The Church of the Wildwood in Chittenden. He retired in 1998 and shortly following he established the Church of the Redeemer in Rutland Town where he continued to preach. Rev. Marceau has been employed by the Lenny Burke Farm in Wallingford since it was first established. He was a member of the American Legion Post #31 and the Pulaski Lodge # 58 F&AM in Wells River. Rev. Marceau loved to read and spend time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Ellen Marceau of Rutland, 2 daughters Eyvonne Marceau of Rutland and Sue-Ellen Thornton of Proctor, 3 sons Kenneth Marceau of Simi Valley, CA, Gary Marceau and Tim Marceau both of Proctor, a sister Gloria Hobsonof Middlesex, a brother Kenneth Marceau of Groton, CT, 10 Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Eyvonne Marceau. There will be no calling hours. Memorial Services will be held 10:30AM Saturday Dec 11, 2010 at the Grace Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. John C. Weatherhogg officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph. Arrangements are by the Aldous Funeral and Cremation Service. Private condolences can be made through www.aldousfuneralhome.com. View the guest book at www.rutlandherald.com/ obits. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, VT. Division, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 www.cancer.org