Joseph Mercier - Ocala, Fla.

Joseph Mercier - Ocala, Fla.

Joseph Mercier, age 87, of Ocala, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

He was born in Central Falls, Rhode Island on Feb. 6, 1926. He was the son of the late Narcisse and Florina Mercier.

He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Theresa Mercier whom he met during his school years. After his military service they married, making their home in Cumberland and raising three children.

Joseph lived all his life in Cumberland until moving to Ocala in 1989. He enjoyed yard work, watching football and golfing, and family. Joseph retired from Texas Instruments as Purchasing Agent.

He is survived by a son, Edward Mercier (Laurie; Cranston, R.I.); daughters, Linda Marchand (Pete; Attleboro, Mass.) and Nancy Case (Michael; Ocala, Fla.); a sister, Florette Walsh in Cumberland, R.I.; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Theresa Mercier who passed away on Sept. 20, 2013, and his parents, Narcisse and Florina Mercier.