ALFRED, Maine — Brother of Christian Instruction Marcel Crete died in the Southridge Rehabilitation and Living Center in Biddeford on November 24, of complications due to ALS.
He was born in Barre, Vt. on Nov. 30, 1933, the son of Lionel and Irene (Morneau) Crete.
As a Brother of Christian Instruction since 1952, he obtained degrees from LaMennais College (Maine) and the University of Detroit. He spent 25 energetic years in education in the Brothers’ schools in Maine, Massachusetts, N.Y., and Ohio.
In 1979 he was appointed provincial superior of the American province. He was associated with the Notre Dame campus in Alfred, Maine since 1985 until his relocation to Southridge in August 2013.
Brother Marcel was a competitive multi-sport participant, enjoyed playing cards and especially being in nature, known for his energetic berry and apple picking on the Notre Dame campus in Alfred. He was known for his social outreach and enjoyed singing and making people laugh.
He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Robert, Gerald, Conrad, Louise Lemieux, and Anita White.
He is survived by a brother, Fernand of Burlington, Vt., a sister, Susan of Barre, Vt. and by many admiring nieces and nephews. He is greatly missed by his fellow Brothers of Christian Instruction.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held December 1 at the Notre Dame Chapel in Alfred. Interment followed at the Brothers’ Cemetery in Alfred.
Memorial donations can be made to the Brothers’ Retirement Fund c/o Brother Jerome Lessard, P.O. Box 159, Alfred, Maine. 04002.
Arrangements were under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.