Brother Marcel Riviere SC, who had spent the past four years in the Diocese of Baton Rouge, died Oct. 14 at the age of 89.

Brother Marcel, son of the late Anita Braud and Marcel Guy Riviere, was a native of Thibodaux. He joined the Brothers of the Sacred Heart from Thibodaux College in 1942, making first vows in Metuchen, New Jersey in 1945.

Brother Marcel spent much of his active ministry as a religious brother working in the formation of brothers and lay partners. He served on the congregation’s general administration, headquartered in Rome for 18 years.

He later ministered in Lyons, France, at the Coindre International Center for 10 years. He served nine years as director of the brothers in study at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He also directed the brothers at St. Stanislaus College Prep in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi for six years and ministered on the Navajo Indian Reservation in St. Michael, Arizona, for five years before retiring to Baton Rouge.

Donations in memory of Brother Marcel may be sent to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Foundation, 4600 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122.