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Thomas Joseph Mercier

04/15/1939 - 01/08/2021


Obituary For Thomas Joseph Mercier

Thomas J. Mercier Sr., aged 81, passed through Heavens Gate on Friday, January 8 to collect his reward for a life well lived.
Devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather Tom was married to Jeanette (Perry) Mercier for over 60 years.
He was born and raised in Warren, Rhode Island; son of the late Blanchard and Marie (Pelletier) Mercier.
Among his numerous endeavors Tom got his start in television repair at Gils Appliance and moved on to co-own A&T Electronics in Portsmouth. He was also employed by the Bristol School Department and Roger Williams University from where he retired. He was a member of the Hopeworth Neighborhood Association where he worked tirelessly on numerous barbeques, clam boils, and fundraisers that benefitted his neighborhood. Toms love of family, cooking and hospitality made an indelible imprint on the Hopeworth community. This was evident as he and his Hopeworth neighbors hosted annual events that anyone who attended would tell you bordered on legendary. As a member of the Hopeworth Bocce League he was a fixture and favorite amongst his competitors, helping his team to win the championship in 2016. Tom was known as The Family Handyman. He was an avid New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox fan, enjoying games with his children and grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his son, Thomas J. Mercier Jr. and his wife Amy of California; his daughters Laurie Paul and her husband David and Nicole Downing and her husband Billy of Bristol; his six grandchildren Drew Mercier and his fiancé Jessica of Foxborough Massachusetts; Jacob Mercier and his wife Julia of Foxborough Massachusetts; David Paul Jr. of Warren; Jennae Watson and her husband Robert of Bristol; Katherine and Andrew Downing of Bristol and his three great-grandchildren Luke, Mason, and Lila Mercier. Affectionately known as Pepere, Tom will forever occupy a special place in the hearts and minds of his family and friends.
Tom joins his sister Jackie Maynard and brother Gerard Mercier and leaves behind his sisters Mary Ann Andrade of Florida, Theresa Sousa and Louise Dupont of Bristol and his brother Roger Mercier also of Bristol.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bristol Rescue Wagon Fund, 4 Annawanscutt Drive, Bristol, RI, 02809, or to St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.
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  • Tommy was one of our dearest friends along with his wife Jeannette. Our hearts are broken. We have drifted apart over the years but always held them both in our hearts always. Love to their beautiful family

  • Rest In Peace Uncle Tom!

  • Jeanette and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. May Tommy rest in peace.

  • Dear Mrs. Mercier, Tom, Laurie, Nicole, and family: Please accept my deepest condolences. Mr. Mercier was a very nice man. May your many happy memories of him bring you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jeannette, Laurie, Nicole and Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy and will be missed. May he rest in eternal peace with our Lord Jesus Christ. You are all in my daily thoughts and prayers.

  • Jeanette, Tom, Laurie, and Nicole my thoughts and prayers are will you all at this difficult time. I have such fond memories of growing up at Gil's with my extended family. Tom was a member of that family and will alway hold a special place in my heart. He was a man of great character and kindness. Love to you all! Lisa Sienkiewicz

  • Jeanette and Family, Linda and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. Our thoughts are with you. Domenic & Linda Soignoli

  • The Mercier Association of America offers you their deepest condolences, following the death of Thomas J. Mercier Truly. Mario Mercier

  • Jeannette and family, I'm sorry to hear of Tom's passing and his presence will be missed by many. He was a good man who gave joy to the people he met. May he rest in peace. Annie Massed

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