Richard A. Mercier, Sr., 75, of Biddeford, ME, passed away on January 5, 2021 at the Southern Maine Medical Center. Richard was born on September 28, 1945 to the late Armand and Jeanette Mercier.
On September 3, 1966, Richard married Lorraine T. Mercier at St. Andre’s Church in Biddeford. They celebrated 54 years of marriage in 2020.
Throughout his life, he was known for his strong work ethic. Richard began serving on the Saco Fire Department at a young age, then went on to hold several different jobs as a machinist and farmer locally.
Richard was at his best when he was outside. He enjoyed fishing in the winters and summers, and he always looked forward to caring for his garden.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Lorraine Mercier of Biddeford, ME; children, Sharon Tellier (Leo), of North Waterboro, ME, and John Mercier, Sr. (Lisa) of Shapleigh, ME; sister, Claire Thurber of Saco; brother, Donald Mercier; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service for Richard will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Hope Memorial Chapel, with burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Visitation for Richard will be on Tuesday, from 11 AM – 1 PM at the funeral chapel.
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