Robert Marcotte
1937 - 2020
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Robert Marcotte, 82 of Orange, formerly of Athol, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020 in Quabbin Valley Healthcare.

Bob was born on July 30, 1937in Barton, VT to the late Clarence Marcotte and the late Jeannette (Breault) Marcotte.

He resided in Barton, VT until his mid-teens when he moved to Athol with his grandmother. He worked at Bachelder Automotive in Athol for 43 years, where many considered him to be an ICON there. He enjoyed fishing, scratch tickets, going to Foxwoods, bingo and gardening.

He leaves his wife of 63 years: Julianne (Landry) Marcotte of Orange; two daughters: Susan Blake and her husband Dennis, Nancy Marcotte; two sons: Robert Marcotte Jr. and his wife Kathy, Mark Marcotte and his companion Rhonda Auger; five grandchildren: Nicole Blake, Jessica Archambault, Kimberly Pecor, Merissa Ward, Deanna Marcotte; Great grandchildren: Andrew Blake, Nick Blake, Jordan Blake, Austin Stewart, Taylor Dahlstrom, Irissa Mitchell, Nathan Mitchell, Audrey Blake, Hailey Graham, Joey

Ward, Natalie Ward; two sisters: Claire Bishop, Yvette Wheeler; several nieces and nephews.

Robert was predeceased by his grandson: John Blake and his brother Paul Marcotte.

Graveside services in Pine Grove Cemetery, Templeton will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Robert's memory may be made to the Orange Food Pantry, 118 E. Main St., Orange, MA 01364.

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Mack Family Funeral Homes, Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange is assisting with arrangements.

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Published in Athol Daily News from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2020.
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April 30, 2020
Sorry to hear. Bob helped me find many needed parts in my younger days.
April 29, 2020
It is with deep heartfelt sadness that I say farewell to a good man and friend...We are cousins by blood but friends by choice...Bob always had a kind word and love to laugh with us all...God Bless and Keep you til we meet again..
Doc Arsenault
April 29, 2020
He was a great man. Sorry Jess for the loss of your grandfather. Wish you and family lots of love during this time.
Linda Clark
April 29, 2020
My Condolences to all Bob's family. He was a all around "Nice Guy". I be leave he served his Country in The Army National Guard, in the Orange Unit years ago.
Rest in Peace Bob.
Jim Smith
Viera, FL
April 29, 2020
Such an amazing man. Used to wave to him going by while he sat outside his house then found out he was my adopted work mom adopted grandpa. My heart breaks for the family.
Cathy Allard
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