MARY LUCILLE MERCER-HARDY

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.

FALMOUTH – Mary Lucille Mercer-Hardy, a resident of Falmouth since 1963, died at Maine Medical Center Thursday Jan. 14, 2004. She was born in Bangor, a daughter of James Brooke and Mary Frances Mortell-Power. She graduated from Bangor High School in 1944 and attended Westbrook College and the University of Southern Maine. She was a homemaker and community volunteer. She was the wife of Raymond J. Mercer, who died April 14, 1993. She married Malcolm D. Hardy of Hampden and Falmouth on Oct. 7, 1994. A long- time member of the Falmouth Congregational Church, she was currently a member of the Foreside Community Church. She was also a member of the Portland Yacht Club. She volunteered at the Maine Medical Center from 1960 to 1993, served as president of the Women’s Board of the Maine General Hospital from 1985 to 1989, on the Patient Care Survey Committee and was a Corporator of the Maine Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Malcolm D. Hardy; two sons, Scott J. Mercer and his wife, Cynthia, of Littleton, Colo., and Stephen H. Mercer and his wife, Julie, of Falmouth; six grandchildren, Benjamin Steele of Portland, Irene and Audrey Mercer of Littleton, Colo., Benjamin and Samuel Mercer of Falmouth; one great-grandson, Whitfield Steele of Portland; two brothers, James B. Power and Thomas J. Power; three stepsons, David, Timothy and Jonathan Hardy. In addition to her first husband she was predeceased by two grandsons, Whitfield Steele in December 1995 and Henry A. Mercer in August 2003. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at the Foreside Community Church, 340 Foreside Road, Falmouth. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road, Falmouth, ME 04105. A service of the Lindquist Funeral Home, Yarmouth.

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