Edward D. “Snookie” Mercier
LEWISTON -- Edward D. “Snookie” Mercier, 76, of Franklin Street, Rumford, died unexpectedly on February 5, 2011 at CMMC.
He was born in Rumford on May 3, 1934, a son of Roland and Laura (Meehan) Mercier. Snookie was educated in Rumford schools and was a graduate of Stephens High School Class of 1952.
He served as a Chaplin’s Assistant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Snookie was employed for 41 years with the Rumford Paper Mill.
He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the VFW and the Webb River Sportsman’s Association.
Snookie loved spending time in the woods, walking up the mountain with his chocolate lab, Scout, picking berries on his four-wheeler and hunting. He also looked forward to going fishing at his camp at Garland Pond.
A favorite past time was working in his cellar with moose and deer antlers, and his daily happy hour with family and friends.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Patricia (Cote) Mercier of Rumford; four children, Laura Reed and husband, Daniel of Rumford, Wayne Mercier and wife, Nancy of Rumford, Lynn Root and husband, Preston of Flagler Beach, FL, and Janet Mercier of Rumford; eight grandchildren, Brian and wife, Grainne, Erin, Cerese, Sandra, Myles, Scenic, Nicole, and Jamie; one great-grandson, Jacob; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Scout.
He was predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Mary E. Mercier; four sisters, Joan, Kathleen, Mildred and Rosemarie.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Friday at the Parish of the Holy Savior Church. Spring interment will be in St. John Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions in Snookie’s memory may be made to the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, c/o CMMC Development Office, 300 Main St., Lewiston, ME 04240, or the Hope Association, 85 Lincoln Ave., Rumford, ME 04276.