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Marcus Anthony McGee

WORCESTER - Marcus A. McGee, 93, of Worcester passed away peacefully on Saturday January 9th at Dodge Park Rest Home in Worcester.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Lillian (Matusewice) McGee of Worcester; daughter Jean Johnson and her husband Carl of Holden; sons Marc McGee and his wife Melanie Samuelson of Potomac, Maryland, and Paul McGee of Chicago, Illinois; and grandsons Matthew and Derek Johnson.

Born in Worcester in 1922, Marcus was the son of Edmond and Beatrice (Hurteau) McGee. He was predeceased by brothers Fewer and LeRoy. Marcus attended St. Peter's High School and South High graduating in 1940. At South, he was a defenseman on the hockey team for three years. Marc entered the Air Cadets, completing bombardier and navigation schools. He graduated in 1948 from Holy Cross College with a BS in Business Administration, and later received a BS in Elementary Education from Worcester State College and an MS in Education from Fitchburg State College.

Marcus worked for the Worcester Fire Department from 1949 to 1955 at Fire Headquarters. He began his teaching career in 1955 at Lamartine Street School. He became a reading teacher at Burncoat Sr. High School where he taught until retiring in 1984.

Marc was an avid golfer and a regular at Green Hill Golf Course in Worcester for over 40 years. He shot two holes-in-one at Green Hill, the first in 1973 on the 11th hole and the second in 2005 on the 8th hole. He was a member of the Holy Cross Sodality for 65 years and active in the Greendale Retirement Club.

Marcus was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was known by his family and friends to have a great sense of humor and someone who was always willing to volunteer his time to help out others.

At this time, Marcus' family would like to thank Dodge Park Rest Home and Notre Dame Hospice for their care and compassion.

The funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 13th, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 15 Fales St., Worcester. Burial at Notre Dame Cemetery will be private. There are no calling hours.

The Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester, is directing arrangements.


Published in Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2016.
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