JAMES B. (“JAMIE”) MARCEAU
SALESMAN, OWNED PACKAGE STORE
James B. Marceau, 66, of Littleton, formerly of Fitchburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20, 1021 at home, with family by his side.
Born in Fitchburg on September 9, 1955, he was the son of the late Joseph O. Marceau and Helen S. (Ahola) Marceau. He graduated from Fitchburg High School in 1973. He then went on to become a successful salesman working for Premium Beverage Co., of Worcester. Jamie won the prestigious “Canadian Club” Man of the Year Award for outstanding sales from Hiram Walker. In 1981 he opened Valley Wines and Spirits at the former location of Marceau’s Package Store. He sold the business in 1995 and went to work for Craft Brewers Guild of Danvers, retiring in 2010.
Jamie is survived by sister Susan Marceau of Lunenburg; brother Brian Marceau (Sue) of S. Yarmouth; sisters Liisa Marceau of Westminster and Sherry Koziak (Edward) of Charlton . He also leaves nephews Aaron Hagwood (Megan) and their children Connor, Brendan and Shea; Gregory Marceau (Erin) and their children Seth, Emma and Ella of Dayville, CT; Derek Koziak (Tara) and their children Garret and Madyson of CT; Jason Koziak (Amy) of Fitchburg; ; Michael Kolbof Boston, and niece Elizabeth Cox of Fitchburg.
He also leaves his lifelong friend Jeff Gendron of Fitchburg; several cousins and friends whom he grew up with in “Greek town” whom he recently was able to reconnect with.
Jamie’s quick wit and endless jokes always brought a smile to the people he encountered. He could carry on a conversation with complete strangers and walk away friends. He was a fan of the Three Stooges and Rodney Dangerfield. He will be truly missed.
The family would like to thank Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice of Shirley for their excellent care of Jamie over the last few months, especially his nurses Moira and Amy.
There will be a celebration of life for Jamie on Friday, November 5th from 10am to 12pm at Lavery Chartrand Alario Funeral Home, 99 Summer Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Dress will be casual and please come and share a memory of him. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, Jamie requested that a donation be made in his name to the Worcester County Food Bank, C/O Communications & Development, 474 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545