Jacqueline Marcotte, 83, died Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her home. She was born March 26, 1935 in Biddeford a daughter of Napoleon and Antoinette (Cantara) Dupras and was educated locally.
As a young woman she had worked in Kennebunk shoe shops.
On June 28, 1958 she married Fernand G. Marcotte in St. Andre’s Church. Together they owned and operated a farm, raising and growing nearly all their own food. While raising her family, Jackie spent many hours canning the produce from their farm. In 1981 they opened the Biddeford Bottle and Can Redemption Center. They worked their business full time until their retirement in 1994.
Jackie had enjoyed the travels and cruises that she took with Fern and their many friends. Las Vegas and casinos were a favorite destination. In her latter years, she enjoyed spending time with her friends, fondly referred to as the “party girls.” A loving mother and grandmother, she spent many an enjoyable day with her family at her camp on Bunganut Lake in Lyman. Christmas was her favorite time of year. Nothing gave her more joy than to share this special season with family and friends.
She was predeceased by Fern, her husband of 48 years, on October 3, 2006, and by 10 brothers and sisters.
Surviving are: 5 sons: Carl Marcotte and wife Denise of Arundel
Gary Marcotte and wife Lorraine of N. Waterboro
John Marcotte and wife Diana of Biddeford
Rene Marcotte and wife Susan of Attleboro, MA
Tony Marcotte of Pittsfield, NH
1 sister, Madeleine Perreault and her husband Wilfred, “Junior” of Biddeford
17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 3rd at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel. Donations in memory of Jackie may be made to Good Shepherd Parish, 271 Main Street, Saco, 04072.
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Donations may be made to:
Good Shepherd Parish
271 Main St, Saco ME 04072