Dear Paul and Staff - Jeff's passing was as much a shock for you, as for our family. Your kind, caring ways; your gentle guidance through those first few days after his death and ultimately through the calling hours and funeral - you never failed to be there when we needed you and continue to do so now. Our community is extremely fortunate to have you here to respond and assist families at such difficult times.
Joanne Fredenberg and Family
Paul and Staff - Your compassion helped us deal with our loss, and your professionalism was unsurpassed in helping us plan his wake and service. It truly was a celebration of David's life.
Dear Paul & Staff - We cannot begin to express our gratitude to you for all you did to make the passing of Mom easier for us to get through. Every aspect was perfect, from making the arrangements, to making mom beautiful, to decorating with mom's things, the funeral and graveside. We will never forget your kindness and compassion during a very difficult time in our lives.
Cindy and John Belsito
Dear Paul and Staff - I just would like to thank you for your kindness that you gave to my husband John, during these sad times of losing both of his parents. The professionalism that you showed was outstanding but most of all your compassion and caring meant so much to us all.
Blessings & Prayers, Nancy & John Napoleon
Dear Paul & Staff - I wanted to thank you for all your help with my father, Howard Fox's funeral. We were so pleased with how everything was handled by you and your staff. Paul, I know that my niece really appreciated your guidance when she did the readings in church.
Dear Paul and Staff - Thank you!! Thank you!! For the manner in which you handled Tony's funeral. We were very pleased. God bless you!!
Anne Greco & son Tony
Dear Paul & Staff - Thank you for your compassion, kindness and professionalism during our time of loss and sorrow. We appreciate everything you did for our family.
Troy & Scott Ashdown and family
Dear Paul and Staff - There are not enough words to thank you all. You are very special to me and I will never forget and will always be grateful to all of you. Very Truly Yours
Words cannot express how grateful my sister and I are for all you did for our father, Thomas Turck's, funeral. You and your staff were always professional, courteous and attentive to all of our requests. From the time that Joanne and I sat with you to discuss and finalize the details for the funeral, through the burial, you could not have made it easier for us, and your attention to detail was excellent. Our father would have appreciated all the military detail, including the Army insignia on the hearse and the presenting of the three flags at the cemetery.
Joanne and I both thank you!
Paul and Staff - Thank you for all you did to make sure Harold was laid to rest with lots of love and dignity. I appreciate your kind, courteous and professional service.
Love, Dolores Leonard
Dear Paul and Staff - Kind, gentle, efficient, professional this is what you are. Sincere thanks for all that was done for Ella and our family.
In Sorrow, Paul Panesa
Dear Paul and Staff - When you took our choices and put them into action (I am an OCD perfectionist) I could not have orchestrated the whole process better if I had directed it myself. You went above and beyond. It was phenomenal. I mean phenomenal!!!
"Personally, I think you have really answered your true calling in life, to help us deal with the death of a loved one."
Joseph R. Mercier, 88, of Kingston, died Monday, May 29, 2018 at HealthAlliance Hospital Broadway Campus.
Born in Fort Edward, NY he was a son of the late Joseph & Mary Foley Mercier. He was a graduate of both Glens Falls High School, where he was a prominent basketball player, and Albany Business College. Joe was a veteran of the US Navy having served on the USS Pittsburgh during the Korean Conflict. He worked for IBM, as a financial administrator from 1954 until his retirement in 1987. Joe enjoyed all kinds of sports, he coached little league and CYO basketball. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife, Marie; river boat cruises were his favorite. He was best known for two expressions, "Don't throw anything away" and "She's a keeper."
Joe is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marie Aiello Mercier, whom he married on October 12, 1952, four sons, Peter Mercier of Kingston, Paul Mercier and his wife LaDusta of Houston, TX, Michael Mercier and his wife Stacey of Averill Park, NY and David Mercier and his wife Michelle of Niskayuna, NY, seven grandchildren, Mark, Lynne, Sierra, Joseph, Allison, Sophia and Liam. Three nieces and three nephews also survive.
Joe will be reposing at the Simpson-Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave, on Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 3-7 PM.
The funeral procession will form from the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 AM.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM at St. Peter's Church.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to a charity of one's choice.
Simpson - Gaus Funeral Home staff understands that listening to your needs and then offering a variety of options is what you expect. We take pride in offering you personal attention and distinctive service. You can count on us to be a source of caring and comfort during a difficult time.