Thomas J. Marcel of Hanover, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2022. He was the eldest son of the late Clovis T. Marcel and Mary Ita (Boudrot) Marcel. Tom was born in Medford and moved to Quincy in his early youth. Many days were spent by the ocean, which began his lifelong love for the ocean and boating. He graduated from Quincy High School and then followed his father’s career path by joining the Local 4 Heavy Equipment Operators Union. After leaving the union in 1969, Tom started his own business as a general contractor doing municipal and federal work, including repointing the Bunker Hill monument and repositioning the historic Charlestown Navy Yard wall. Alltech Building Systems, Inc., originally named Marcel Corp., now specializing in property maintenance, has served the South Shore and Boston for many years and continues to this day as a family business.
Tom had many hobbies and sports that he loved and lovingly passed on to his children and grandchildren. As a young boy he learned to ski, which he continued into adulthood, giving his children many happy memories of skiing the slopes of North Conway, NH and enjoying great family gatherings. He also played ice hockey and reached semi-professional status and skated until his thirties. After hanging up his skates, he took up racquetball in his 40s, 50s and 60s and his love of tournaments earned him regional and state championship titles in his age category. In his later years, Tom took up the game of golf and found it both challenging and humbling. His beloved wife, Mary, blamed him that God had given him the game of golf to keep him humble. He played until the early 80s.
Tom and Mary spent many years wintering in Naples, Florida. By God’s good grace and mercy, while there they attended the First Baptist Church in Naples, making many dear friends. Tom embraced Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, found peace with God, man, and himself, and was baptized on March 9, 2014. Tom and Mary became members of South Shore Baptist Church in Hingham and Tom attended the Thursday night Men’s Bible. Study where he met many dear brothers in Christ.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife Mary (Martens) Marcel, his best friend and the love of his life, married in 1977 and have been together for 48 wonderful years. Beloved father of Janice McInerney and her husband, Sean, of Hanover, Jeffrey Marcel and his wife, Karen, of Abington, Joanne Blunt and her husband, Donald, of Braintree, and Joseph Marcel and his wife, Ellen, of Marstons Mills. Beloved brother of Richard Marcel and his late wife, Barbara, of Yarmouth, Joyce Hurley and her late husband, Walter, of Hingham, Susan Schleiff and her late husband, Carl, of Scituate, and the late David Marcel and his wife, Angela, from South Weymouth. Tom is also survived by 11 wonderful grandchildren and a wonderful great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be at Sullivan’s Funeral Homes, 551 Washington Street, Route 53, Hanover on Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at the South Shore Baptist Church, 578 Main Street, Route 228, Hingham, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, PO Box 70719, Philadelphia, PA 19176-0719, or South Shore Baptist Church, Missions Fund, 578 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043. For directions and to sign Tom’s online guest book, visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com
Posted on June 16, 2022
Posted in The Patriot Ledger