• Phyllis E. Mercier
    January 04,2014

    Phyllis E. Mercier

    Phyllis E. Mercier

    BARRE Phyllis E. Mercier, 84, of Bridgeman Street, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Norman MacAskill, in Williamstown.

    Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Beebe Plain, she was the daughter of George and Pretha Cora (Cruden) Rennie. She attended St. Monica Elementary School in Barre and graduated from high school in Toronto, Canada.

    On Jan. 13, 1949, Phyllis married Frank Stanley Mercier in the First Presbyterian Church in Barre. Following their marriage, they first made their home in Barre and later in Websterville, before moving back to Barre. She attended the Websterville Baptist Church and the First Presbyterian Church in Barre. Her husband died March 27, 1980.

    Phyllis was a homemaker. In earlier years, she worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and for the Sprague Electric Co., both in Barre.

    Her interests were knitting, sewing, reading and flower gardening.

    Survivors include her daughter, Phyllis MacAskill, and her husband, Norman, of Williamstown; three grandchildren, Chris MacAskill and his wife, Heidi, of South Barre, Scott MacAskill and his wife, Heather, and their daughters, Hannah and Meredith, all of Williamstown, and Heather MacAskill, of Barre; two nieces and a nephew.

    Besides her parents and husband, a brother, George Rennie, and a sister, Coral Rennie, predeceased her.

    The funeral service celebrating her life will be held Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.

    Contributions in her memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or to Project Independence, 81 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641.

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