Vanessa T. Marcotte
1989 - 2016
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Vanessa T. Marcotte
of Princeton, MA; 27

PRINCETON -- Vanessa Teresa Marcotte, aged 27, of Princeton, MA and New York City, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016.

Vanessa was born on June 17, 1989 in Leominster, MA, the beloved daughter of John Marcotte and and Rossana (Campagna) Marcotte.

She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Francis Marcotte and her maternal grandparents, Rolando and Teresa Campagna.

In addition, she leaves behind her loving grandmother Madeleine "Bonnie" Marcotte and her dear aunts and uncles, Steven "Unc" and Diega "Auntie" Therrien, who loved her like the daughter they never had, Frank and Nicky Marcotte and Nick Campagna. She also leaves behind her first cousins, Michelle Brookins, Timothy Campagna and Gary Campagna. She was beloved by her great aunts and uncles, Osvaldo and Ida Ferzoco, Teo and Edda Vittorioso, and Rivelo and Joyce Campagna. She is also survived by her many loving second cousins, especially Anna and Richard Tocci and their daughters, Elizabeth, Leslie, and Caroline, with whom she spent many happy summers on Cape Cod. Vanessa also leaves behind many, many dear friends who she met through school and work.

Vanessa attended Julie Country Day School in Leominster, Bancroft School in Worcester and graduated Cum Laude from Boston University College of Communications in 2011. She began her professional career at Wordstream, later moving to Vistaprint and, in January 2015, starting her "dream job" at Google in New York City where she worked as an account manager. Vanessa had a great sense of style and was happy to give advice to her mother and aunt, cousins, and friends. She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and skiing with her dad, and last year enjoyed a wonderful trip to Barbados with him. Her many passions include yoga and running, participating several times in the Falmouth Road Race and the Brewster Brew Run. Vanessa loved the ocean and the beach, especially the beaches in Brewster that she called her "happy place."

Vanessa was a great believer in volunteerism, participating as a tutor for Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, MA, where she was named "Tutor of the Year" and Harlem Grown in NYC. Vanessa embodied everything that is good in a human being. She was kind, compassionate, bright, curious, charming, and vivacious. She was blessed with beauty, grace, a generous spirit, and a loving heart.

"May her memory always be for a blessing…"

MARCOTTE -- The funeral will be held from Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg on Tuesday, August 16, with a Mass celebrated in Our Lady of the Lake Church, 1400 Main St., Leominster at 10:00 am. Burial will follow in Woodside Cemetery, Narrows Rd., Westminster. Calling hours will be held in the funeral home on Monday, August 15, from 4-7 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made in Vanessa's memory to Harlem Grown, 118 W 134th St., New York, NY 10030, or to Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc., 225 Windsor St., Cambridge, MA 02139 or to the Matt Light Foundation for Crohn's Disease at www.mattlight72.com


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Published in Sentinel & Enterprise on Aug. 13, 2016.
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November 26, 2016
I have never met Vanessa but she will forever be in my heart. I think of her every single day and I mourn for her and her family every single day. I am a Princeton mom whose heart has broken from this senseless tragedy. I pray every day for justice and peace.
September 15, 2016


No words can adequately express how deeply saddened I am at the loss of Vanessa. I knew Vanessa through my nephew. She was a beautiful, smart, caring person full of love, compassion and understanding with a most amazing smile. Vanessa helped my nephew through a very difficult time in his life and our entire family will always be grateful. Your daughter was truly a wonderful human being.
She will be remembered always by all who knew her and loved her. I have a wonderful picture of Vanessa happy and smiling that I will keep close always.
While we will never fully understand why this happened we can all honor Vanessa by living our lives a bit more like her.. with love and generosity in our hearts and smiles on our faces.

Again my deepest heartfelt condolences for this unimaginable loss.. MEB
Maryellen Egan-Boyajian
September 14, 2016
With my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.I think of you everyday . Life will never be the same.
Donna Musto
August 31, 2016
To the Marcotte family,
Although I do not know you, I grew up in Leominster and attended Julie Country Day. Vanessa was one of our own.
May you somehow find the strength to go forward and live your lives as Vanessa lived hers...with dignity, beauty, caring and compassion for others . She was a remarkable young woman and her legacy will live on. She is your angel now. Look to her for guidance in these sorrowful and tragic times. So many lives have been touched by her remarkable spirit. My prayers go out to all of you.
Kathleen (Gerry) English
August 26, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. Let the Promises of Our Heavenly Father sustain you through this unimaginable difficult time and comfort you until you greet Vanessa again. You are sincerely in my continued thoughts and prayers...
August 20, 2016
Dear Rosanne, John, Bonnie, and family,
You have our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. We were deeply saddened to hear of Vanessa's passing. I remember that she was deeply loved and cherished. Our hearts break for you all.
With deepest sympathy,
Maryann and Dan,
Former Lunenburg neighbors
August 19, 2016
May our Lord, who is our only true Comforter, wrap His loving arms around Vanessa's family forever. He understands your unfathomable pain. My tears continue to flow for Vanessa and for you. May God bless you always.
A neighbor from Paxton
August 18, 2016
I am overcome with grief and sadness for you, your family and your dear sweet Vanessa. Please take comfort in knowing that your pain is shared by many. You will not be forgotten Vanessa. You are a tremendous loss to this world. I know that this community will fight for "JUSTICE FOR VANESSA." Rest in peace sweet angel. May the Blessed Mother Mary hold you close.
A Mom with an only child
August 17, 2016
I can't imagine the sorrow you are experiencing please know that even though we don't know you nor have many of us met or ever heard of you you are our neighbor. We all hurt and feel tremendously saddened about the lovely woman you have lost. I hope each day you can heel and find comfort in knowing that the community cares. God bless all of you.
August 17, 2016
My family is far removed in time and distance from our years of residency in Westminster, but mention of familiar places during TV coverage of Vanessa's story caught my attention. What a beautiful and admirable young woman! I cannot imagine the grief of her family and friends. They are in my prayers.
Louise Neilson
August 17, 2016
Dedham mass
So very very sorry for your huge loss. God bless you all and may Vanessa rest in peace love and prayers
August 17, 2016
Terry Dedham mass
Don't know you but the whole country mourns with you, may your
Beautiful daughter rest in peace now. We will pray for you to find
Peace and also that justice will be done. May the Holy Spirit be
With you always, rem you have an angel waiting for you in heaven
God protect you all !! Love and prayers
August 16, 2016
My sincerest and deepest condolences go out to John and Rosanna. I can't imagine the pain and suffering you must be experiencing. Vanessa was a vibrant and productive young woman. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
With love and sympathy,
Cynthia Rock
Cynthia Rock
August 16, 2016
My sincerest and deepest condolences to John and Rosanna and the entire family. I cannot imagine the pain and suffering you are going through right now. Vanessa was an amazing and productive young woman. What a tragedy. I am deeply sorry.
With love and sympathy,
Cynthia Rock
Cynthia Rock
August 16, 2016
To John and Rossana and familyMy thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time as you mourn the loss of your loved one.Regards,Sue Furman
Sue Furman
August 16, 2016
Prayers going out to all family and friends! Such a tragic and heartbreaking loss!
Lori Flagg
August 16, 2016
Dear Family of Vanessa,
We are deeply saddened by your loss and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
As fellow Marcottes, your loss has touched us deeply. Sincerely, Roger & Pat Marcotte
Roger Marcotte
August 16, 2016
My Deepest Sympathy to The Vanessa Marcotte Family.
Ziggy W.
August 16, 2016
Dear Steve......I'm very sorry for your loss....I pray your memories give you some comfort......thinking of you.......
Dianne Berube
August 16, 2016
May God grant you strength to get through this difficult time.
Mom
August 16, 2016
To the Marcotte Family...although we have never met I am deeply saddened by your unspeakable loss. Vanessa sounded like a wonderful daughter. My family is one of deep faith and I assure you she is in peace and in Heaven with the angels. With deep sympathy...and love. Patti Lucci, RI.
August 16, 2016
My heart goes out to your family over the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter. My family have our thoughts and prayers with you at this time. God bless and may Vanessa rest in peace!
Karen Ferrara
August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016
Extending many loving prayers and deep healing condolences to the family and loved ones of your very beautiful soul Vanessa Marcotte!! I don't personally know any of you, but have been a following reader. "May GOD Bless you and bring you peace and loving comfort to each second of your day"!! Your Beautiful Vanessa now rest in GOD's Peaceful and Loving Arms!!
Diane
August 16, 2016
Your family is in my prayers.
Jennifer Rivera
August 16, 2016
Dear Steve and Diega,
Our daughter Xilian Sansoucy, cousin to Drew, had just made Vanessa's acquaintance in the past year, and experienced her great warmth and generosity of heart. We are deeply saddened for your loss, one that we can not even imagine in its depth of grief. Please know that our thoughts are with you and Vanessa's family.

Sincerely, Don, Xiaoyu and Xilian Sansoucy, Providence, RI.
August 16, 2016
So sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather
August 16, 2016
Our deepest condolences. I don't know you or your family but from what I have read she was a woman that was striving for greater things.
She Is a beautiful angel now watching us and protecting us from above now.
This earth can be beautiful, but the heavens is extraordinary and she will be taken care of. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Mars Laracuente
August 16, 2016
My deepest condolences for this unthinkable loss. I pray that God gives you the strength to move forward and I pray that justice will be served.
August 16, 2016
Vanessa, Rest in Peace and Power. You fought for your life, and we will fight for justice, and to keep your memory forever alive. Your life showed us all how life should be lived, with love, vibrancy, kindness, and compassion. My heart is broken for your Mom, and I will hold her in my heart, as you keep watch over her from above. Fly high with the angels.
August 16, 2016
To the Marcotte Family...although we have never met I am deeply saddened by your unspeakable loss. Vanessa sounded like a wonderful daughter. My family is one of deep faith and I assure you she is in peace and in Heaven with the angels. With deep sympathy...and love. Patti Lucci, RI.
August 16, 2016
Dear Steve and Diega,

I can't begin to tell you how sorry I am about your tragic loss. I wish you peace in the days to come.

With my deepest sympathy,
Carolyn Poirier
August 16, 2016
God Bless you all. My sincere sympathies.
Joanne Cronin-Fors
August 16, 2016
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your beloved Vanessa whose tragic death at such a youthful age is definitely in the category of those hard losses.

We ask for God's blessings on your family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence by remembering you do not walk alone. - In deepest sympathy,
Your Princeton Neighbors
August 16, 2016
Rosanna and John.....We are so deeply sorry for this terrible loss of beautiful Vanessa. We are all heart sick over the recent events, and there is nothing we can do or say to ease any of your pain and grief. We have such wonderful of your Dear Vanessa, and we were so very fortunate to have had her in our lives. She will remain a beautiful memory for all of us, and always know that the Petrullo family will never forget her, and you all will be in our hearts and prayers. In friendship, sympathy and Love.....Kathy
Kathy Petrullo
August 15, 2016
My deepest sympathy to your family.
Betheny Merola
August 15, 2016
May Vanessa's Soul rest in Peace and be a Guide to shine a Light in others lives that remain. XOXO Melissa Emre
Melissa Emre
August 15, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Marcotte family. Hoping you may someday find peace. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
A Mother
August 15, 2016
Our heartfelt sympathy, love and prayers to the entire Marcotte family.

Donna & Frank Murray (USCGA '68)
Frank Murray
August 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss may god bless you all.
Jack Buckley
August 15, 2016
Our hearts is with your family and friends on this difficult time. Prayers for healing, peace and justice. Jesus loves you. R.I.P Vanessa Marcotte
Lucy S
August 15, 2016
I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. She is now in Heaven in the loving arms of GOD. Maybe you be comforted by GOD.
August 15, 2016
To Vanessa's family and to every person who loved her,

Please know that she is being thought of by more people than can be counted. I pray that you will have peace and that even this small paragraph from a person who did not know her will help to ease your pain. God bless all of you.
L D
August 15, 2016
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
David and Linda Roiko
August 15, 2016
I wish for family and friends, precious memories, divine love and the love of family and friends to sustain you. Our condolences on the death of your love one. Contribution was made to Harlem Grown. The Karpicz Family
Karpicz Family
August 15, 2016
Our deepest sympathy to Vanessa's family after this unimaginable tragedy. Although we did not know Vanessa personally, our children also attended Bancroft School and we carpooled with Anna and Richard Tocci and their girls. There are no words to describe how sorry we are. Cara, Steve, Cara, Andrew and Catherine Philbin.
August 15, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Vanessa.
colleen caracciolo
August 15, 2016
Vanessa will be remembered as a caring and beautiful young woman who contributed so much in her young life. All of us at Bancroft School extend our deepest sympathies to her family.
Lynn St. Germain
August 15, 2016
To Vanessa's Family,

Your daughter has touched the HEARTS of many. We grieve with you even though many of us don't know you. Vanessa is now God's Angel flying high above her family. May you feel her warmth and presence everyday. Your surrounding communities will never forget this wonderful young lady. God be with each of you during this most difficult time ever.

Sincerely,
A Leominster Mom
August 15, 2016
To the family of Vanessa, you may not know us but we felt the need to let you know how very sorry we are for the loss of your beautiful precious daughter. We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Prayers to all the family.

Steve & Linda Best
Steve Best
August 15, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss, no words will heal but know that her memory will live on.
As a fellow mother my heart and prayers go out to you and your family in this tough time.
With my deepest sympathy!
JE
August 15, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to Vanessa's family, friends and co-workers. No words can take away the pain, but you have an angel beside you always.
A Mom
August 15, 2016
I did not know Vanessa, or her family, but I live close enough to Princeton that her tragic end and beautiful life have captured my attention. There are many lessons to take from this horrific time, but paramount is how wonderful a human being Vanessa is described to be. We should all take a lesson from her short life and accomplishments. I know I will not forget her. May she rest in peace.
August 15, 2016
Shine brightly Vanessa, you will forever be in the hearts of all those who knew and loved you, even in the hearts of those who were not privileged to have had that honor!
August 15, 2016
May God Bless this Beautiful Angel Vanessa & Give Strength to her Family & Friends in this difficult time of sorrow, My Deepest Sympathy & My Broken Heart goes out to all of You's , God Bless You's All


A Mother In Ashby
Anna DiMattia
August 15, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. We hope that you find peace knowing that Vanessa is your angel in heaven showered with the eternal love of the Lord above. May the memories of your times spent with Vanessa sustain you and give you peace now and in the future. God bless you all and keep you in the palm of His hand.
The Popik Family
August 15, 2016
Dear Marcotte Family,

Words cannot express how much we miss Vanessa. We hired Vanessa right out of school and she jumped right into the fray of a startup. We knew instantly she was a rising star. Smart, dedicated, and willing to go the extra mile for anyone or any customer. She built strong relationships with all of her peers. You never would have known she had just graduated with her degree.

WordStream misses her terribly. I miss her immensely. We know this is just a small fraction of the hole you feel with her gone.

Our deepest sympathy

Ralph Folz, CEO WordStream
Ralph Folz
August 15, 2016
Words cannot comprehend what you must be going through or feeling.
I go through Princeton everyday to work in Worcester and I can't stop thinking about your precious daughter.
My heart and prayers go out to you.
With love,
Donna
Donna
August 15, 2016
Iam praying for all the Marcotte Family
Naomi E Curtis
August 15, 2016
My deepest sympathy and condolences. No words could ever comfort you enough or bring back your beloved daughter but just know that you are in the hearts and prayers of many. God bless you and your whole family!
Amanda
August 15, 2016
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Our deepest sympathy,
April Kimball, James Kimball and Claire Roiko
August 15, 2016
My most heartfelt condolences to Vanessa's parents, family, and friends. No words could ever comfort you but our dear Lord can.. And he will. Vanessa will be waiting for you both, but until then... She will always be with you here.
Angel Flynn
August 14, 2016
To all of the Marcotte family,
We do not know you or this beautiful young lady but every parent
is sharing your grief and is praying that our God is holding you tight
in your hour of need. We pray for peace, strength and comfort to all of you. God bless you & rest in peace Vanessa.
Every Mother & Father
August 14, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Vanessa's family. She sounds like she was an incredible woman. I will pray that you will be blessed with strength and peace. There are no words to comfort you only prayers. Rest in Peace sweet Vanessa.
Macy
August 14, 2016
Dear Rosanna - Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. We are truly heartbroken and grieve with you! Our Love, Sandra Maguire & Antonietta Tartaglini (Americo Monaco's family)
Sandra Maguire
August 14, 2016
My deepest sympathies to Vanessa's family and friends. My heart breaks for you. I am praying that you will find peace and cherish the beautiful memories.
Michelle
August 14, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, cousin, niece, friend....I pray that you find comfort in the memories that you will hold in your hearts forever. God Bless you all and May the Lord give you strength in these trying times.

Stephen
Carver,MA
Stephen
August 14, 2016
Deepest condolences to her parents, extended family and friends. Sorry for your loss.
A mom
August 14, 2016
Vanessa,
Though I never met you,we were friends on facebook. Your Uncle Frank and I have determined we are cousins which makes you my cousin too. May God hold you in his arms and give you all his love
LCDR Jim Marcotte USCG (Ret.)
August 14, 2016
Dear Michelle, Tige & family,
Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers in Vanessa's loss. God Bless you all as you say goodbye. May she rest in Heavenly peace.
Larry & Shawne Brookins
August 14, 2016
I grew up in North Leominster in the Whalom area and went to Our Lady of the Lake church. I am familiar with both the Marcotte and Campagna families. My heart goes out to both of you. I can't even imagine how you're feeling right now. Just know that so many people that you don't even know, are holding you in their thoughts.
August 14, 2016
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this terrible time.
Loei Phelan-Swan
August 14, 2016
Your beautiful smile and spirit will light our world forever. Rest in peace in the arms of the angels. We will remember you.
Sandra Smart
August 14, 2016
The light of your beautiful smile and life will live on forever. Rest in Peace.
sandra Smart
August 14, 2016
With a heavy heart we send our deepest condolences. Such a beautiful life gone too soon .
The Smart Family(Michelle's In laws)
August 14, 2016
The loss of this exemplary young woman is a loss for us all. Pray God take her home.
August 14, 2016
My heart is broken for your entire family at the loss of such a beautiful human being. I wish I could wrap my arms around all of you until you are able to stand on your own again. Vanessa is in the arms of Jesus. God bless you during this painful time and know that He will carry you through.
A mom
August 14, 2016
I am completely heartbroken for Vanessa, her family, and all who were lucky enough to have known her. I did not know Vanessa, but it's clear that she was indeed a brilliant shining light who touched everyone around her. I have thought about her family every day and I pray for Vanessa to be surrounded by all the love the world is feeling for her. Words fail to express the depth of our sadness.. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers.
A mother in Princeton
August 14, 2016
I am so very sorry. So very sorry.
A Mom
August 14, 2016
My heart breaks for your family. My heartfelt sympathy to her family and all her loved ones.
Lisa
August 14, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mom
August 14, 2016
Please know we all grieve with you, and our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Ann Marie Sweeten
August 14, 2016
Our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

A mom, Massachusetts
August 14, 2016
So very sorry for your loss.
Singas Family
August 14, 2016
Didn't know her, but so sorry for your devastating loss.
Beth L
August 14, 2016
While the loss of a loved one is never easy, even when anticipated, it is most certainly the hardest when they are taken from us too soon. Your recent loss of your beloved Vanessa whose tragic death at such a youthful age is definitely in the category of those hard losses.

We ask for God's blessings on your family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence by remembering you do not walk alone. - In deepest sympathy,
Your Princeton Neighbors ~
August 13, 2016
"Softly the wind blows
Our loved one taken
To spend time with god
We weep
Tears flowing down
Then there over the rainbow
We know their safe
With family and friends"

So very sorry for your loss
Alan VITTORIOSO
August 13, 2016
May you rest in peace and smile down from heaven. God bless your family and friends in this time of need. May your legacy live on....
A mom
August 13, 2016
Rest in the good lords arms
Susan Malatos
August 13, 2016
Cherish your memories. May she rest in peace.

Susan
August 13, 2016
Dear Rosanna, John, and family,
I am so very, very sad to learn of Vanessa's passing. Truly, there are no words. Everyone who knows you, mourns with you. I very much believe that Vanessa closed her eyes in this world and woke up with wings. She will send you love from heaven.
With many prayers, and much love,
Kathy Metterville
Kathleen Metterville Blake
August 13, 2016
Gregg ODonnell
August 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Adelina Healy
August 13, 2016
God bless you all....my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult and sad time....fly w/ the angels beautiful Vanessa and may your spirit always shine bright on your family and friends and give them peace xo
Colleen Dodson
August 13, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Paula Santos-Bloch
August 13, 2016
My condolences go out to the family of Vanessa. May God Bless you all!!Sherie
Sherie Kirouac
August 13, 2016
I feel so sad for your entire family, my condolences , to all of you.
Diane F
August 13, 2016
We cannot begin to imagine the heartbreak and depth of your grief. Your family and friends remain in our hearts and prayers. We pray for the repose of her soul.

With heartfelt sympathy.
Larry and Cherylann Pierce
August 13, 2016
I did know your beautiful daughter Vanessa, but feel very sad. I know that she will live in your hearts always and that one day you will all be reunited again. You will see her.

Sandra,
August 13, 2016
No words can express the sorrow and the sadness of losing a dear one my deepest sympathy
Carroll Tersigni
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