Brother Majella Larivee Marchand,
58, of Albuquerque New Mexico died after a brief illness. Born Gerard Robert on June 12, 1952, he was the son of the late Ernest Sr. and Rita (Larivee) Marchand.
He attended St. Joseph Elementary School in Attleboro and was a 1970 graduate of Bishop Feehan Regional High School in Attleboro. He held a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and graduate certification in Religious Formation from the University of St. Louis.
On September 22, 1970, he entered the Congregation of the Little Brothers of Good Shepherd. He made his First Profession of Vows on May 28, 1972 and his Final Profession of Vows on July 15, 1978. He was assigned to ministry for the developmentally delayed in Illinois, ministries to the homeless in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Florida and BGS ministries in Toronto Canada. He held positions in BGS General Leadership, Initial Formation and was a member of several BGS charitable corporations from 1978-1981 and 1986-2005.
Brother Majella is survived by one brother, Ernest Marchand Jr. of Erie, Pennsylvania; four sisters Jeanne Langdeau of So. Attleboro, Madeleine Medeiros and Deborah Marchand of Pawtucket and Laurie Paul of Warwick, 21 nieces and nephews, 53 great nieces and nephews, 17 great-great nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Visiting hours will take place on Friday February 18th from 6-8 pm at Lincoln Funeral Home, 1501 Lonsdale Avenue, Lincoln. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday February 19th at 10:00 am at St. Benedict's Church, 135 Beach Avenue, Warwick.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Brothers of the Good Shepherd Retirement Fund, P.O. Box 736, Momence, Illinois 60954-0736.
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