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 are 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.