MIDDLEBURY — A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 15 at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Hinesburg for Cecile E. Marcotte, who died peacefully on March 9 at the Helen Porter Nursing Home, Middlebury. Burial will be later in the spring. A luncheon will follow at the church reception hall.
She was born on June 8, 1924 on the family farm in Charlotte, daughter of Domina and Lea (Benoit) Aube. She spent her youth working on the family farm until she married Leo G. Marcotte in 1946.
She attended schools in Charlotte and Shelburne and in 1955 started Mt. Philo Motors with her former husband Leo. They ran the business until the mid 1980s. Leo passed away in 1985.
Cecile was the matriarch of her large family and of all the friends and neighbors who loved her and called her “Ma.” She was a loving, kind and gracious lady, highly respected and loved by all who knew her. She lived a life of humility and faith and always put others before herself.
Cecile is survived by her eight children; George Marcotte of Sheldon Springs, Jeannette Armell of Vergennes, Dianne Bumps and her husband Harry of Woodstock, Marcel Marcotte and his wife Dianne of North Ferrisburgh, Michael Marcotte of Essex, Noella Sears and her husband Mike of North Ferrisburgh, Nicky Magnant and her husband Steve of Bakersfield, Valerie Dam and her husband Bernie of Ferrisburgh.
She is also survived by her grandchildren Tony Armell of San Jose, Calif., Melissa (Missy) Bruns-Dubois and her husband Bart Bruns of Missoula, Mon., Kerri Marcotte of South Burlington, Laurie Mahon and her husband Michael, of Kitchener Ontario, Lindsay Bumps and Ethan Bumps of Burlington, Travis Marcotte of North Ferrisburgh, Trevor Marcotte of Mahwah, N.J., Steve Marcotte of Brighton Mass., Megan Marcotte of Mahwah, N.J., Tyler Sears and his wife Samatha (Sam) of Milton, Andy Sears and his wife Amy of Bristol, Leah Sears of Vergennes, Katie Magnant of Bakersfield, and Laura and Josh Dam of Ferrisburgh; as well as great-grandchildren Kaleigh Dubois, Nathan Bruns, and Spencer Sears; two sisters Clara Manor of Jericho and Regina Badore of Cocoa, Fla., and many loving nieces and nephews.
Cecile was predeceased by two brothers Raymond (Jimmy) Aube and Maurice Aube; and three sisters, Diana Quesnel, Marie LaBerge and Lucia Driscoll, and infant sister, Leanna Rose.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Cecile’s memory to your local “Meals on Wheels” or other services that provide elder care in your community.
The family wishes to send sincere thanks to all the staff of Helen Porter Nursing Home whom loved and cared for Cecile in the last few years.
This obituary first appeared in the March 14, 2013 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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