September 20, 1931 – October 1, 2013
Obituaries » MARY L. MERCIER
MERCIER, MARY LOUISE, 82, of Hardwick, died October 1. She was born Sept. 20, 1931, in Dalton, N.H., the daughter of Rupert L. Isham Sr. and Pauline (Wells) Isham. She attended Dalton, N.H., and Craftsbury schools. On June 23, 1951, she married Earl Joseph Mercier Sr. in Hardwick. In earlier years, she worked as a chambermaid at the Eagle Hotel in Hardwick. She later baked and waitressed at the Center Mountain Lodge in Stowe, and for more than 33 years she owned and operated the Village Restaurant in Hardwick. After the sale of her business in the late 1990s, she baked for the Greensboro Inn for several years. She was a member of St. Norbert Church and the American Legion Post 7 Auxiliary, both in Hardwick. She enjoyed knitting, baking, gardening, traveling and her winter home in Florida. Survivors include two children, Elaine Gendron, of Hardwick, and Earl “Bingham” Mercier, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; her longtime companion, Lee Harvey, of Hardwick; two brothers, Austin Isham, of Waterbury, and John Isham, of Hardwick; five sisters, Rose Richardson, of Woodbury, Shirley Hall, of Bradenton, Fla., Bertha Johnson, of Woodbury, Evelyn Perry, of Hardwick, and Sally Gonyaw, of Greensboro Bend; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband in 1995; a daughter, Patricia Renaud; and six siblings, Eleanor Papineau, Rupert L. “Bill” Isham Jr. and four infant brothers.