Theresa Mercier - Ocala, Fla.

Theresa Mercier - Ocala, Fla.

Theresa Mercier, age 84, of Ocala, Fla., passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.

She was born in Cumberland, R.I., on May 15, 1929. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ida (Jacques) Parent. She was the beloved wife of 65 years of Joseph Mercier whom she met during her school years.

After his military service they married, making their home in Cumberland and raising three children. Theresa lived all her life in Cumberland until moving to Ocala in 1989.

She enjoyed crafts and caring for her family. Theresa worked at Ann & Hope as a sales associate and Family Dollar of Silver Springs.

She is survived by her husband Joe Mercier; son, Edward Mercier (Laurie; Cranston, R.I.); daughters, Linda Marchand (Pete; Attleboro, Mass.) and Nancy Case (Michael; Ocala, Fla.); brother, Albert Parent; sister, Joan Perry; and six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Edward Parent, Thomas Parent and Andrew Parent; and sisters, Ida Pike and Shirley Blanchette.