CHICOPEE-Patricia Anne Marceau, 66, of Hilton St. in Chicopee and formerly of Philip St. in Ludlow passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at her home. Patty was born in Springfield on August 24, 1951, the daughter of the late S. Louis and Margaret (Ledden) Marceau. Patty led a full and rich life, especially growing up with her family in Ludlow. Her parents started an early education program for her, and others with intellectual disabilities, at Whitney Park in Ludlow. Later on, She attended St. Coletta School in Hanover, Mass. now part of the Cardinal Cushing Centers established by the Kennedy family. After returning home, Patty resided with the Meadows Homes Community in Chicopee. She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Ludlow (now St. Elizabeth Catholic Community). Patty loved attending the Baroco Habilitation Center in West Springfield. This program provides opportunities and activities to adults living with disabilities and helps to enhance, personal growth and independence in their lives. Patty had a remarkable memory for people she met over the years. She enjoyed singing, dancing, reading, doing puzzles and opening gifts. She loved to shop, get haircuts and manicures, go on vacations and tease her two siblings: David M. Marceau and his wife Peggy of Simsbury, Ct. and Mary Ellen (Marceau) Davis and her husband Jeff of Williamsburg, VA. She also leaves behind five nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews, friends, and many, many loving caregivers. She will be missed by all of us. The family invites you to join them for a religious service for Patty on Friday, August 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Ratell Funeral Home, 200 Main St., Indian Orchard, Ma. Calling hours will precede the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the family lot in St. Aloysius Cemetery, Berkshire Ave., Indian Orchard. Donations in Patty’s memory may be made to CHD-Meadows (chd.org), 85 Interstate Drive West Springfield, MA 01089. Ratell Funeral home has been entrusted with Patty’s care and services.
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