On a summer day, if you were driving down Day Road in Lyman and spotted a red tractor in the field, it was probably Marcel. All summer long he was either cutting, raking, teading or bailing hay. He had approximately 20 head of cattle which needed feeding, but he did not consider this a chore, this was one of his passions.
Marcel’s love of animals was secondary to his love of family. He devoted his life to his wife, Anna and his six children. As his grand-children and great grands came along, he thoroughly enjoyed time spent with them. He was known to laugh and tease and tell a really good story. Not everyone can nail the punch line, but he could.
Words that describe his attitude towards life would be: “joie de vive”!! Other words would include: a genuine interest in others, a great sense of humor, kindness and an old-fashioned hard worker.
On the day before he passed away, at 92 years young, he was on his tractor and had lots of company, he would have called this a very “good day”. Marcel very much enjoyed when anyone would “stop over” for a visit. Two of his mottos were: “Get outside every day” and “Even if you don’t feel like moving, move anyway”.
As we reminisced about Marcel, one beautiful thought kept coming up. Marcel never criticized anyone. His children can vouch for that.
Marcel W. Morissette, 92, of Lyman passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Southern Maine Health Care with his loving family by his side. He was born October 22, 1926 in Bromptonville, Canada. Son of Joel and Priscilla (Valcourt) Morissette.
On May 3, 1952 he married the love of his life, Anna Theresa Camire at St Joseph’s Church, Biddeford.
Marcel owned and operated his own family farm in Lyman with his wife Anna.
He was predeceased by:
Sisters: Cecile, Solange, Dee and Jeannine
Brother-in-law: Henry Camire
He is survived by:
His wife Anna of 66 years:
Daughter: Rachel Daigle and her husband Don
Daughter: Dolores Gallagher and her husband Tom
Daughter: Margaret Frechette and her husband Lou
Son: Mark Morissette and his fiancé Margaret
Daughter: Joanne Church and her husband Bruce
Daughter: Jacalyn Smith and her husband Philip
Sisters: Raymonde Lacourse and Frances Camire
Sister-in-law: Sister, P.M. Margaret Camire
19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews
In lieu of flowers, we would appreciate contributions to: Alzheimer’s Assoc.; Cancer Assoc. of your choice or Farm for ME Catholic Charities Appeal.
Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 has been entrusted with arrangements. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at St. Philip’s Church at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The family will arrive at 9:30 a.m. to greet friends and family. Burial will be in the Morissette Family Cemetery in Lyman. We wish to invite family and friends to a reception/Celebration of Life following the mass. To share condolences online, please visit www.HopeMemorial.com.
Donations may be made to:
383 US Route 1 Suite 2c, Scarborough ME 04074
American Cancer Society, New England Division
1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham ME 04086