Bridget Agustine (Lynn) Marceau, born December 14, 1924 in Ballinahone, Northern Ireland passed away January 15, 2019 in Fort Pierce, Florida. She lived in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland where she was educated by the nuns at the Presentation convent school. She was a devout Catholic and it was a rare Sunday morning indeed when she did not attend Mass. At the age of 14 she won a free tuition scholarship to the Portadown Technical College for three years where she studied English, Commerce, Shorthand, Typing, Bookkeeping and Math. In 1944 she moved with her family to the United States.
She was predeceased by her parents William and Sarah (Lappin)Lynn, sisters Mary Tamayo, and Theresa Hayden, and her brother John Lynn. She is survived by her brother William B. Lynn, six grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bridget was married in 1947 to her husband of nearly 70 years, William H. Marceau. They retired in 1983 and were able to spend many happy years together in Florida. She is survived by three sons, William Francis of Coventry, Peter Colin of Dumfries, Va, and Kevin Bernard of Fort Pierce, Fl. Over the years she held a number of jobs beginning with factory work and pantography at Cheney Brothers. She was a waitress at a number of restaurants, a long distance telephone operator at SNET, with her husband she owned and operated a travel agency and news store in Central Manchester, and she was a bookkeeper at Travelers insurance, and at Hartford Printing. She was an avid duck pin bowler competing in several leagues, enjoyed her bingo, loved the casinos, and was a faithful fan of the Boston Red Sox. She also loved knitting, crocheting and dancing.
Bridget was a proud life member of the Irish American Home, was twice President of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Manchester, and a 60 year member of the Manchester Emblem Club.
Memorial donations may be made to the Irish American Home, 132 Commerce Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
Family and friends may call at the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 West Center St. Manchester on Sunday, January 20th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on TUESDAY, January 22nd, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Assumption 29 Adams St. South, Manchester followed by burial in East Cemetery.
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