SWANTON —  Marcel Omar Lamarche passed away peacefully at Redstone Villa Nursing Home on March 11, 2015, surrounded by his family.  He was born in Acton Vale, Quebec on Dec. 22, 1923, the son of Ernest and Dorilla (St. Martin) Lamarche.

He moved to the U.S. with family working as a farm hand.  With only nine years of education and lots of honest hard work ethics, he was able to buy their own farm in Alburgh.

Marcel leaves his wife of 72 years, Aurore; daughter, Nicole of St. Albans; sons, Robert and wife, Rita, of Highgate and Yvon and wife, Natalie Vedder, of Centralia, Wash., and former daughter-in-law, Cornelia Goodrich of Ellenburg Ctr., N.Y. Marcel also leaves eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.  Marcel was preceded in death by his son, Bernard.

Funeral services will be announced at a later date by the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans, where messages of condolence to the Lamarche family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.