Nick Marcus' Memorial Campaign

Thank you for visiting Nick Marcus' memorial page. Nick had a special place in his heart for animals, particulary animals in need of refuge and a second chance in life.  A donation to the ASPCA in Nick's memory would help provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals, and would be an especially fitting way to honor him.  Thank you so much for all your kindness and support.

Linda Marcus

Alex Marcus

Donald Marcus


Nicholas Cameron Marcus,  age 26, died on May 28, 2017 in a hospital in Los Angeles surrounded by loving family and friends, following his struggle with opioid addiction.  Nick was much beloved by his parents Linda Marcus of Ashland and Donald Marcus of Ipswich, his older brother Alex Marcus of Seattle, Washington, his grandmothers Judith Marcus of Wellesley, and Fay Perry of Taunton, his aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends, all of whom will miss him deeply and take comfort in the fact that he is at peace.  After graduating from the Chapel Hill - Chauncey Hall School (2008) and Suffolk University with a degree in Communications (2012), Nick headed to Los Angeles to pursue his passion for music and warmer weather.  Nick was imaginative, stylish, witty, observant, sentimental, charismatic, and a free spirit.  He loved DJing, skateboarding, fingerboarding, cartoon art, fashion, drawing, making people laugh, being a contrarian, In-and-Out burgers, his cat Christopher, the unusual and the irreverent. A private celebration of Nick's life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, in remembrance of Nick and his love of animals, his family asks that you consider donations in his name to the ASPCA.  

But the wild things cried, "Oh please don't go—We'll eat you up—we love you so!" And Max said "No!”

― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

 "If there ever comes a day we can't be together, keep me in your heart.  I'll stay there forever."

-- Winnie the Pooh

About the ASPCA: Fighting for animals is a 24/7 job, but your commitment makes it possible for our life-saving programs to create happy endings for those innocent lives touched by cruelty. Every single day of the year, we are rescuing animals from neglect and suffering. With your support, we are able to rescue animals from dog fighting, cockfighting, and puppy mills, work to end animal homelessness and farm animal cruelty, and provide medical care for countless pets in need. Please help us save even more animals and donate to this Team ASPCA campaign today.

Personal campaign progress

$ 7,021.00 raised to date
Personal Fundraising Goal
$ 2,500.00
Suggested Donation

Recent Donors

Name Amount
Kelly G. / TJX Companies $25.00
The Lindenmeyers $200.00
Jackie and Rick Dana $50.00
Anonymous $500.00
Sylvia, Carl and Mary Rachel $500.00


Search for a Team ASPCA Campaign

Select any filter and click on Apply to see results

Start Your Own Campaign

Want to start your own Team ASPCA campaign? Choose a Team ASPCA Campaign

Campaign Donors:

  • Kelly G. / TJX Companies

    $ 25.0008 / 2 / 2017

    In time may the family find peace in knowing that Nick's daily struggles are gone. God bless you ALL ...............

  • Anonymous

    $ 500.0006 / 30 / 2017

    Forever in our hearts.

  • MoM and Bear Claw

    $ 500.0006 / 24 / 2017

    love you always Nicky

  • Cheryl Ferullo(Brigida)

    $ 15.0006 / 17 / 2017

    So deeply sorry for your loss

  • Shirley and Henry Fine

    $ 50.0006 / 12 / 2017

    May the love and support of your extended families and friends be of comfort to you now and in the days ahead.

  • Shirley and Henry Fine

    $ 50.0006 / 12 / 2017

    May the love and support of your extended families and friends

  • Ann MacKay

    $ 25.0006 / 12 / 2017

    May Nick's family find solace in knowing that he is at peace!

  • David Tron

    $ 50.0006 / 12 / 2017

    In memory of Nick - someone who cared about those creatures who needed help.

  • Alison Felix & Ron Pawlowski

    $ 50.0006 / 11 / 2017

    In memory of Nick Marcus.

  • Lori DeWolfe

    $ 100.0006 / 9 / 2017

    For Nick! Xo

  • Patricia Blank

    $ 25.0006 / 9 / 2017

    Our hearts go out to the Marcus family. We carpooled to Chapel Hill and spent a lot of time in the car together. Nick was a gentle soul with a subtle sense of humor. He will truly be missed. Pat, Michael and Sam Blank

  • Anya Kitsis

    $ 50.0006 / 8 / 2017

    My deepest condolences to the family

  • Jim and Lesa Briggs

    $ 200.0006 / 8 / 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marcus family. We love you Nick, rest in peace.

  • Fay Perry

    $ 25.0006 / 8 / 2017

    Love Ya Nick- Nanna

  • Eliza Curtis

    $ 25.0006 / 8 / 2017

    Sending love and support to the Marcus family during this difficult time.

  • Lynne & Greg Hunter

    $ 50.0006 / 8 / 2017

    Don, Linda and Alex, our hearts are with you. May you find courage to move through these days and comfort in your wonderful memories of Nick.

  • Marissa Lombari

    $ 25.0006 / 8 / 2017

    Love and support to the Marcus family. My thoughts and heart is with you all ❤️

  • Yves Schabes

    $ 100.0006 / 8 / 2017

    My deepest condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you strength and peace.

  • Amanda & Nick Souza

    $ 100.0006 / 8 / 2017

    You will be in our hearts always Nick. We love you.

  • Lisa McRae

    $ 100.0006 / 7 / 2017

    My family and I will always love you sweet Nick.

  • Jeff & Sue Blais

    $ 100.0006 / 7 / 2017

    Our hearts are broken for your loss.

  • Swiss

    $ 50.0006 / 7 / 2017

    Rest easy man. You instilled happiness and joy in everyone you met. Your laughter, sharp wit, quick jabs, and Halo dominance will be greatly missed.

  • M Margaret Palmer

    $ 50.0006 / 7 / 2017

    My deepest sympathies. He will be remembered through this wonderful idea! Peg

  • Marian

    $ 100.0006 / 6 / 2017

    Nick, You beautiful, kind, gentle soul, You will be missed forever and ever, We will keep you in our hearts as long as we live... Until we meet on the other side

  • Victoria Sievers

    $ 100.0006 / 6 / 2017

    Thank you for always being an amazing friend, Nick. I love and miss you.

  • Peg&Rich

    $ 100.0006 / 6 / 2017

    Nick you were loved.

  • Chloe

    $ 100.0006 / 6 / 2017

    I'm lucky to have known Nick. He was a wonderful person and this planet will not be the same without him. A beautiful soul is never forgotten. One day we'll meet again.

  • Elena Walterman-den Hartog

    $ 25.0006 / 6 / 2017

    Will miss you, Nick. Abba wants to take care of all the animals, too.

  • Steve Krasker

    $ 50.0006 / 6 / 2017

    In memory of Nick Marcus