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Tina M. Mercier

November 23, 1971 - September 6, 2021

Tina was the glue, the memory, and the rock for each one of her family members.

         

ANDOVER – Tina M. Mercier, loving wife and devoted Mom, passed away on Monday (September 6, 2021) after a sudden medical crisis.

Mrs. Mercier was born on November 23, 1971 in North Hornell to Daniel C. and Kay M. (Cornish) Smith. She was a 1990 graduate of Hornell High School. She completed two Associate’s degrees at Alfred State, one in Human Services and the second in Business Management. On March 28, 1996, Tina married Matthew T. Mercier, who survives.

Tina was employed as the head teller at Community Bank in Belmont. She held various other positions over the years, frequently along side her husband, but she always believed that her primary occupation was the nurturing of her wonderful family.

Along with her father and husband, Tina is survived by her children, Zoe (Josh) Rogers of Brockport, Haley Mercier (Ryan Henry) of Hornell, Anna Mercier, Samantha Mercier and Ehren Mercier all of Andover; her sister, Traci (Scott) Overbaugh of Hornell; her grandchildren, Isaac Rogers and Amelia Lehmann; her mother-in-law, Diane T. Mercier; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Kay M. Smith and her father-in-law, Henry “Hank” Mercier.

Tina and her family spent many autumn evenings cheering for the Hornell Raiders as she loved their football team. She was also zealous about the Miami Dolphins, especially Dan Marino; country music, primarily in the form of Luke Bryan; and her husband, who humbly conceded that he was third on the list. Tina and he worked together in various jobs including hanging drywall and weed whacking cemeteries. Their 29 years together were years of deep love and great dependence on each other. To Matt, Tina was as “true, steady, and reliable as the sunrise.”

In 1999, Tina made the declaration that her family would take a family vacation each year. And they accomplished this goal in all but one year since then. They spent several years enjoying Florida and the various theme parks there. But then, the focus changed and they began exploring National Parks. Tina wanted her family to experience more of our beautiful country and loved traveling it with them. They only had ten continental states where they had not been. She delighted in the West and rodeos—and the cowboys that went with those.

But it was all about her family. Tina was the glue, the memory, and the rock for each one of them.

True to her giving nature, in her parting, Tina leaves a wave of life. She chose to participate in the organ donation program, helping numerous others with great needs.

Visitation will be on Friday (September 10) from 5-8 p.m. at Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. A celebration of Tina’s life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

As a tribute to Tina’s love of family, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Golisano Children’s Hospital, Advancement Center, Attn: Music Therapy Program, PO Box 278996, Rochester, NY 14627. © 2021 Baker-Swan Funeral Home.

Visitation:
Friday, September 10, 2021
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Baker-Swan Funeral Home, Andover

Funeral Service:
Date and Time to be Determined

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  1. My heart goes out to each and everyone of her family members and friends. Even though I only met her a handful of times with her sister and mother , she seemed to be pretty amazing. To her children always remember the laughs loves and happiness you shared with her. To her sister Traci we are thinking of you as we are the rest of the family. To Dan.. my heart hurts for you. Prayers for guidance and comfort to each and everyone of you. God bless you all

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  2. I didn’t personally know her,but,she seems like a rare person,with alot of love to give. I am very sorry, Diane Mercier and Matthew and all her family.

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  3. Dear Dan and family:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember when Tina was born, seems like yesterday. Reading her obit, what an amazing person she was. She lived life to the fullest. Keeping you all in prayer and know that Jesus is holding you all in the palm of his hands, now and in the days ahead.

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  4. We are so very sorry for your incredible loss of such a vibrant woman. Her obituary paints a picture of a well lived and loved life with family as her priority. God bless you all and know many are keeping you all and Tina in our thoughts and prayers.

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  5. Matt and family: We are saddened to hear about Tina, you both were a special couple. My God comfort you, and the children, in the days ahead. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.  (Psalms 73:26)

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  6. So sorry to here this, I will miss seeing her at the bank. My sympathies go out to her family.

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  7. I went to school and we graduated together when i heard about it it rocked me to my cord.i can’t imagine how devastated her family is.i am so so sorry for your loss sending prayers and love to her family..

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  8. Matt, we just got back to Wellsville and we were shocked by this news. (Of course, Sue told us.) We are so saddened to hear about Tina, and cannot imagine how difficult it must be for you and your family with such a sudden loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. Please, if there is anything we can do to ease your burden — great or small — please let us know.

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