Marcelle O. “Marci” Croteau – January 10, 2022

Marcelle “Marci” O. Croteau, 101, of Manchester died on January 10, 2022, after a period of declining health. She was a lifelong resident of the city.

Born in Manchester on April 29, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Eva (Gosselin) Roy.

Marcelle O. “Marci” Croteau – January 10, 2022

She attended and graduated from local parochial schools and was a longtime parishioner of St. George’s Parish.

Mrs. Croteau was employed for many years in downtown Manchester as a choicest saleswoman at Pariseau’s Women’s Clothing and Apparel and for an extended period at Lady Grace until her retirement.

She enjoyed skiing, skating, picnics, antiquing, flea markets, gardening, shopping, and activities with her daughters.

Marci had a love for life and strong devotion to her family. Her magnetic personality captured young and old, and she will be remembered for her kindness and compassion and abundant sense of humor. She will be deeply missed by family, friends, and neighbors.

Members of her family include her four adult children: Robert Croteau of Litchfield, Charlotte Eddinger of Goffstown, and Richard Croteau of Andover; her three grandchildren: Jonathan Eddinger, MD, of Amherst; Jennifer (Eddinger) Maklan of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Michael Croteau, attorney, of Litchfield; one great grandchild: Jackson Eddinger of Amherst; and her beloved daughter, Michele Croteau, who cared for her for 16 years until the time of her death. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland J. Croteau.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, January 21, from 10 to 11 AM at St. Catherine Church, Hemlock Street, in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 11 AM in the church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association local chapter in Bedford.

Much gratitude goes out to Amedysis Hospice of Bedford and to former caregivers.

Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information, please visit