LEWISTON – Marcel L. Labrecque, 73, of Auburn was welcomed into heaven on March 30, after fighting a long and courageous battle with heart disease.

Marcel was born on Sept. 18, 1932, in Lewiston, the son of Antonio and Yvonne Rioux Labrecque. He attended and graduated from St. Dominic High School in 1950 before joining the United States Air Force. While stationed in Morocco, he met his wife, Julie, whom he was married to for 50 years.

After leaving the service they returned to Lewiston/Auburn where they bought a home. Marcel worked for Philips Element, Louie’s clothing, Poirier’s Market and was owner of Pine Street News before he retired in 1998.

Marcel was a good man that never asked for anything and never complained about anything. He would always do for others and put his wants last, especially when it came to his wife, children and grandchildren whom he adored. Marcel would frequently tell his stories that would gain the attention of everyone in the room. He loved playing cards, fishing, loved a good laugh, being a Mr. Fix-It around the house, and most of all spending the holidays with his family, who where so precious to him and him to them. Although he will be sadly missed by all that rallied around him during his battle with heart disease, he will certainly not be forgotten.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; two daughters, Monique and her husband, Kyle Bolduc, of Bangor, Catherine and her husband, Tim Farr, of Auburn; two sons, Michael and his wife, Osnat Labrecque, of Israel and Brian Labrecque of Seattle; his 11 grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Jeremy, Elizabeth, Matthew, Rebecca, Andrew, Jonathan, Daniel, Jonathan and Mika; his sister, Paulette Garand; and two nieces, Patricia Bickford and Dr. Susan Garand.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Seth Gordon and all the staff at d’Youville Pavilion for the wonderful care Marcel received.