Jean Homer Marcel, 71, of Vernon, formerly of Manchester, died on Friday, June 21, 2013, after a brief illness.
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He was born on June 22, 1941, in Hartford, son of the late Jean L. and Agnes (St. Onge) Marcel. Jean was raised in Manchester, attended local schools and had lived in Vernon for most of his life. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Fiske (DDR 842). Jean was a member of the Tin Can Sailors and American Legion Post 0200. In his later years he enjoyed traveling around the world.
Jean is survived by his two sisters and brother, Jeanne Castoldi of Enfield, Charles Marcel of Vernon, and Suzanne Carter and her husband, Elwood of Manchester; two nieces; three nephews and their families; many close and wonderful friends, including Rusty Daub of Manchester; and his beloved cat Odin. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Raymond Paul Castoldi and his sister-in-law, Evelyn Rita Marcel.
Calling hours will be held Friday, July 12, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. with a service to begin at 11 a.m. at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St. Manchester. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Bridget Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tin Can Sailors, PO Box 100, Somerset, MA 02726, or to Alley Cats Allies, PO Box 98179, Washington, DC 2077-7140, or to the Visiting Nurse & Health Services Inc. (North Central Hospice) 8 Keynote Drive, Vernon, CT 06066.
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Published in Journal Inquirer from July 6 to July 10, 2013