Mary Mercer

Mary F. Mercer (Powers)

Friday June 20, 1930 - Sunday May 12, 2019
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Mary F. (Powers) Mercer, of Bedford, formerly of Marlborough and Northborough, passed away at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington; she was 88 years old. Mary was born in Jamaica Plain, daughter to the late John and Doris (Stanton) Powers. She was raised in Roxbury and graduated Timulty High School, Class of 1948.
For most of her career she worked as a medical billing collections specialist at Hahnemann Hospital, and Framingham Union Hospital, and Glass Rock Home Health Care. Mary was known for her quick wit, big heart, and tireless enthusiasm. She saw only the good in everyone and her sparkling personality touched everyone who met her, resulting in many lifelong friendships. Mary loved her family and was passionate about animals. She enjoyed gardening, watching old movies, and rooting for her beloved Boston sports teams. Mary also had a pitch-perfect singing voice and loved writing poems.
Mary is survived by her four children’ Debra Pierce and her husband David of Auburn, Sandra Thomas of Higganum, CT, John Mercer of Marlborough, and Heidi Trockman and her husband Jeffrey of Bedford; two granddaughters, Tara Ogle and her husband James, and Alexzandra Thomas; two greatgrandchildren, Addison and Max Ogle; a brother, John Powers of Norwell; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Robert Mercer and her sisters Judy Lopez and Edith Wilkinson.
Mary’s funeral and time of remembrance will be held at 10am on Friday, May 17th, at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. Burial will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Please consider memorial donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 ( To leave a condolence, please visit
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  • Funeral and Memorial Service

    Friday May 17, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday May 17, 2019 10:00am
    Hays Funeral Home
    56 Main Street
    Northborough, MA 01532
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  • Interment

    Friday May 17, 2019 |
    Friday May 17, 2019
    Howard Street Cemetery
    Howard Street
    Northborough, Massachusetts 01532
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Stacey Madden

Posted at 04:23pm
For you my forever friend Mary, like you these flowers will grow as a reminder of the beauty of you. Forever in my heart. Stacey Devin, Aidan and Gina
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Love, Alexzandra

Posted at 10:41am
To my very loving grandmother
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Paula Paquette

Posted at 12:10pm
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. What a lovely person. She was always loving and caring about others.
I can still hear her laugh. My best to you and the entire family as you go through this difficult time
Paula Paquette

Laurie Nolan and Nancy Lema

Posted at 11:33am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Mary was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.
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Ann Crane

Posted at 10:54am
To Sandy, Debbie, John, and Heidi, my sincere sympathy to you and your families. My memories of your Mom are so dear.
We had many a morning coffee discussing our families, the school, and all the neighborhood news. She had the best sense of
humor, and after spending an hour with Mary, I always had a smile on my face.


Sandra Thomas Posted at 04:32pm

Thank you so much Mrs. Crane! It seemed like everyone in Northgate knew one another! Such fond memories ❤️

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