SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

October 16, 2012

Helen T. Mercier, 93


Danvers — Helen (Gruskowski) Mercier, 93, passed away on October 13, 2012, in Twin Oaks Nursing Home. She was the loving wife of the late William J. Mercier, with whom she shared nearly 60 years of marriage.

Born in Peabody on August 17, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Josephine (Piewinska) Gruskowski. Helen was devoted to her family. She also was a founding parishioner of the St. Richard Parish.

She is survived by her children, Paul Mercier of Ipswich, Suzan Mercier of Salem, Noel E. Triffletti and her husband F. Steven of Plymouth, grandsons, Jay Thomas Mercier and Franklin Ashley Triffletti, granddaughters, Lindsay Helena Triffletti and Noel Courtney Triffletti-Coviello and many other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her beloved sister-in-law Mary O’Leary and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Bradley J. Mercier and Thomas J. Mercier and siblings, Walter, Louis and John Gruskowski, Mary Kaminski and Katherine Barbiarz.

ARRANGEMENTS: A Funeral Mass will be held at 9 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in St. Richard Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 5-8 PM at C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St. Danvers. www.Lyonsfuneral.com.