132x248-3438670Joseph H. “ Joe” Mercier, 97, of Auburn died Friday, April 24, 2015 in Saint Vincent Hospital after an illness surrounded by his family.

His beloved wife of 64 years, Ruth A. (Coleman) Mercier died in 2006. He leaves a son, Joseph H. Mercier of Millbury; two granddaughters, Joselyn and Joanne Mercier both of Millbury and special friend, Deborah Brown of Auburn.

Joe was born in Webster, son of the late Joseph and Alexina (Gaudette) Mercier. He attended high School and then entered into the United States Army where he served honorably during W.W. II.

Joe owned and operated Auburn Texaco in West Auburn for over 15 years. He later worked for the Worcester Public School in the luncheon program before he retired.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Joe on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10 AM in the Middlefield Section of Hillside Cemetery, 65 Central St, Auburn. Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St, Auburn is assisting Mr. Mercier’s family with arrangements.