Marian Marchesseault

Obituary of Marian Marchesseault

Marian S. Marchesseault of Danielson, CT passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the age of 70. She was predeceased by her husband, Peter S. Marchesseault. Born on October 20, 1947 in Westerly, RI, Marian was the elder daughter of the late R. Michael and Mary (Pucci) Sammataro. She was the granddaughter of the late John and Marion (Selvidio) Pucci and the late Epiphanio and Nicoletta (Miceli) Sammataro.


Marian was a graduate of the Putnam Catholic Academy in Putnam, CT, Class of 1965 and the University of Rhode Island, Class of 1969. Her graduate and post graduate work were completed in Early Childhood Education. She enjoyed a distinguished career as a kindergarten teacherfor 45 years with Plainfield Public Schools in Plainfield, CT and inspired many people throughout her professional life. In addition to her teaching career, Marian had been involved with the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut at the Bradley Playhouse in Putnam, CT since August 2001 and served as Secretary for the Board of Directors for the past 15 years. It was always a delight to see her perform on stage. Upon her retirement, Marian became an active member with the Learning in Retirement (LiR) organization at Quinebaug Valley Community College. She was committed to lifelong learning and attended most sessions. She was the motivator behind the German Club’s inception and kept its membership active. Her enthusiasm, good humor, and camaraderie quickly elevated her into becoming a member-at-large, as well as a member on the Program Committee and Executive Council. Prior to her passing, she was involved with the compilation and creation of their forthcoming cookbook. Marian’s other hobbies included stamping and learning Italian and Sign Language. Marian was a communicant of the Saint James Church in Danielson, CT and served on the Parish Council.


Marian is survived by her beloved sons Michael and Stephen Marchesseault of Danielson, CT; her sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Peter Griggs of Venice, FL; and her nephew, Loring Griggs of Los Angeles, CA.


Calling hours will be held on Sunday, July 29 from 4-8 Gagnon and Costello Funeral Home, 33 Reynolds Street, Danielson. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 30 at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 12 Franklin Street, Danielson.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Danielson, CT.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Bradley Playhouse, 30 Front Street, Putnam, CT 06260 or to Learning in Retirement at QVCC, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239. Share a memory at


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