A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Tuesday, May 25 in St. Bernard Parish at St. Camillus Church, 333 Mechanic St., Fitchburg. Burial will be private. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society New England Region, 70 Walnut St., Wellesley, Ma 02481.
Fitchburg- Julia “Julie” Francis Marceau, 80 died peacefully on May 13 th surrounded by family. Julie courageously battled Multiple Myeloma Cancer for 13 years.
Julie was born in West Fitchburg on February 8, 1941 to John Francis and Delia Vaudrain Francis.
Her husband Paul F. Marceau of 61 years died on July 3, 2020.
She is survived by her son, Albert Marceau of Hubbardston, daughters, Kellyann Smith and her husband, D.J. of Fitchburg, Mindy Marceau Perez and her husband, Ralph of Gardner, Kerry Marceau Comaskey and her husband, Billy of Fitchburg, Jill Marceau of Fitchburg, 9 grandchildren, Rachel Marceau Couture, Dustin Marceau, Molly Smith Panagiotes, Lucas and Max Perez, Sadie Comaskey Restivo, William and Paul Comaskey, Noah Marceau, 8 great grandchildren, sister, Diane Allen her husband, Vic, brothers, Jack and Tom Francis, sister-in-law, Marie Krapf and her husband, Al; many nieces and nephews, wonderful friends and her beloved cat, Boots.
Julie had an easy way with people, befriending many. Once a friend she was a friend for life. To know her was to know love.
Julie was happiest in nature. She loved gardening, birdwatching, walks and rides in the country. She was a talented artist and won several awards. She was also an excellent cook. Her family gathered at her home on Sundays for many years. Julie’s family meant the world to her and she to them.
Her life took her on many different employment paths, many in local restaurants.
Julie was a devout Catholic and was actively involved in her church. At Sacred Heart she served in many different ministries. More recently she was a member of St. Bernard’s Parish serving as a Eucharistic Minister and Lecturer.
The family would like to thank Fr. Dolan and Deacon John for their loving pastoral care, and thank all the wonderful caregivers and healthcare workers who have been part of her care for the past 13 years.