June 13, 1924 ~ November 13, 2017
Mercier, Joseph A. Greece, NY. Monday, November 13, 2017 at age 93. Survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Helen C. Mercier and eight children and spouses, Mary Anne (Christopher Martin), Jeanne Attridge, Terre Mercier (Mark Tardiff), Anne Mercier (Gregory Kitt), Mark, Paul (Karen), Margaret Mary Mercier (Scott Martelle), Stephen (Catherine). Joe was proud of his 17 grandchildren, Adam (Wenmin), Luke (Katherine), Amy (John), Dan (Stefanie), Jill (Jeff), Karin (Andy), Terrette, Cielle, Sara, Alex (Jess), Sebastian (Katie), Dylan (Laura), Michael, Andrew, Zachary, James and Anna. Joe was delighted to share special moments with his 11 great grandchildren, Kai and Ethan, Emily and Christina, Robert and Matthew, Alison and Ryan, Olivia and Thomas, and Amelia; his sister, Peggy Verschelden from St. Mary’s, Kansas and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Joe worked at Eastman Kodak as a Mechanical Engineer for 37 years and retired in 1983. After retirement, Joe continued to be very active at Our Lady of Mercy Church where he was a founding member. He was also a member of many parish and Diocesan committees. He was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Mercy Church and St. Charles Borromeo Church, a F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Here) volunteer, a chairperson at Notre Dame Retreat House and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Joe had a passion for woodworking and made beautiful, artful creations for his family and his church. He loved trains, enjoyed doing Crossword Puzzles and Jumbles and loved golfing, cooking and playing games with family (and enjoyed a good martini). He was an avid photographer and gardener- his pride and joy were his dahlias and dogwood trees. The family would like to thank all the doctors and nurses who provided loving care to Joe over many years. Friends may call Friday (Nov 17th) 3-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday (Nov 18th) 11:00 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Childhood or St. Charles Borromeo Church in his memory. For more information, or to sign Joe’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.