June 20, 1923 ~ September 7, 2022
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece , NY
Helen C. Mercier
Greece N.Y. – Born June 20, 1923. Passed away at the age of 99 on September 7, 2022 surrounded by her children. Predeceased by Joe, her beloved husband of 70 years. Helen is survived by her eight devoted children and spouses – Mary Anne Martin (Chris), Jeanne Attridge, Terre Mercier (Mark Tardiff), Anne Mercier (Gregory Kitt), Mark (Janine Bjorn), Paul, Margaret Mary Mercier-Martelle (Scott Martelle), Stephen (Catherine). Helen was so proud of her 17 grandchildren – Adam (Wenmin), Luke (Katherine), Amy (John), Dan (Stefanie), Jill, Karin (Andy), Cielle and Terrette, Sara, Alex (Jess), Sebastian, Dylan (Laura), Michael, Andrew, Zachary (Nikki), James (Anneliese), and Anna. She was blessed with 12 special great grandchildren – Kai and Ethan, Emily and Christina, Rob and Matthew, Amelia, Alison and Ryan, Olivia, Thomas and Audrey. Helen is survived by her sister-in-law Peggy Verschelden from St. Mary’s, Kansas, many nieces and nephews, including Carolann Hassett and Sandy Horr and by many dear friends.
Helen and Joe were founding members of Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Because of her concern for the less fortunate, she volunteered for many years on the Social Ministry Committee at Mercy. She loved helping at St. Martin’s Place and St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality. She was a “Money Counter” for most of her years at Mercy. Helen also volunteered for FISH (Friends in Service Here). When Our Lady of Mercy closed, Helen and Joe chose St. Charles Borromeo Church, where they felt warmly welcomed.
The family would like to thank the staff of Mill Landing-Assisted Living for their loving care of Helen during the past 5 years.
Friends may call Friday (Sept 16th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday (Sept 17th) 11:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf at 500 Maiden Lane, 14616 or St. Charles Borromeo Church in her memory.