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DePEAU - Jamie March 1, 1959 - February 20, 2016. Jamie DePeau, wife, mother and the chief marketing officer for Lincoln Financial Group, died of a long illness at the Villa Marie Clair hospice in Saddle River, NJ. A resident of Ridgewood, NJ, she was 56. A native of Buffalo, she was a graduate of Starpoint Central School in Pendleton in 1977, and earned her bachelor's degree from Canisius College in 1981. An active supporter of the college, she was she was awarded its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. In the course of her 20-year professional career, Ms. DePeau led teams in brand building, marketing, media relations and corporate communications across several industries, including telecom giants NYNEX and MCI, and pharmacy benefit manager Medco, and financial services firms TIAA-CREF and, most recently, Lincoln Financial Group, where she was corporate chief marketing officer. B2B Magazine named Ms. DePeau to its "Who's Who in B2B Marketing" list in 2013, and counted her among its "Top 25 Marketers." Ms. DePeau is the daughter of James and Eleanor James DePeau. Her father died in 1971, her mother in 1997. Her mother was the long-time town clerk of Pendleton (part of Lockport) and president of the Starpoint PTA. After her mother died, Ms. DePeau donated property that became the public Eleanor DePeau Park in Pendleton, which just recently received new signage. Ms. DePeau married Mr. Donald Delzio in Lockport on July 29, 1989. He survives her along with their son, Nicholas, 19, and a sister, June Young, of Brownsville, TX. She was an active volunteer in various youth sports, and was a member of the Upper Ridgewood Community Church, 35 Fairmount Road, Ridgewood, where a service will be held on Sunday, February 28, at 2 PM. Visiting hours are scheduled for 6-8 PM at the C. C. Van Emburgh Funeral Home, 306 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages support of the Eleanor DePeau Memorial Scholarship, c/o Starpoint Central School District, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport, NY 14094. Ms. DePeau had created the scholarship in 1999 in her mother's honor and in recognition of her years of service in the district. A scholarship is awarded annually based on a student's activities both in school and the community and financial need.