In Loving Memory of
Frederick C. "Sonny" Mercier, Jr.
Frederick C. “Sonny” Mercier, Jr., age 88, of Brockton, died unexpectedly, February 11, 2019, at Good Samaritan Medical Center. Sonny was the loving husband for 58 years of Beverly (Bishop) Mercier. Born, raised and educated in Brockton, he was the son of the late Frederick C. and Helen R. (Frawley) Mercier. Sonny served in Austria with the Army during the Korean War and was a longtime member of the Whitman VFW and Easton American Legion. For 32 years, he worked in construction with his father at FC Mercier & Son and retired in 1995 after working with his sons for 16 years at Mercier Garage.
A cowboy at heart, he loved horses and old westerns. He also enjoyed summers in Mashpee, fishing, hunting, antique cars and his dogs, especially his latest companion Pippin. He was an avid storyteller, recounting his many colorful stories to whoever would listen. Spending time with his family was most important to him. He was especially proud of his five grandchildren, spoiling them every chance he got and watching them grow into accomplished young adults. He was loved and respected by many dear friends.
Sonny is survived by his children Fred C. Mercier, III and his wife Peg of East Bridgewater, John F. Mercier of Brockton, and Beth A. Boucher and her husband Bob of Brockton and grandchildren Kate and Ryan Mercier and Sarah, Kyle and Alaina Boucher. He was the brother of Beverly A. Bercovitz of Easton, Audrey Hood of East Bridgewater and the late Charlotte Vose; brother in law of Claire Cummings, Lois Bishop, James Bishop and his wife Colleen all of Brockton and the late Dennis Bishop and Lawrence Cummings. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visiting Hours will be held in the Conley Funeral Home, 138 Belmont Street (Rte 123) Brockton, Thursday 4-8pm. The funeral procession will gather at the funeral home Friday at 9:30am for a funeral Mass in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10:30am. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery. Donations in Sonny’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Operation Smile, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.