Grace Mercer

Obituary of Grace W. Mercer

Mrs. Grace W. Mercer, age 93, of Johnstown, New York, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at Nathan Littauer Nursing Home after a brief stay.


Grace was born on May 1, 1928 in Schenectady, New York, the daughter of Frank and Corrine (Duteau) Wood. Grace began work sewing at the Westbrook Handbag Co, after raising her family; Grace was employed by Britt’s Department Store in the Wm Tally House restaurant. She then furthered her career as a dietary aide at the Johnstown Hospital till it’s closing, before retiring from Nathan Littauer Hospital dietary. She was a devoted Catholic and was active in the Church of the Holy Spirit parish until she was no longer able. Grace enjoyed traveling along with vacationing on the Cape and in Maine.


Grace is survived by her sons: Wayne D. Mercer (Judy) of the Villages FL/Dundee NY, Scott W. Mercer (Ericia) of Kernersville NC, and Todd R. Mercer (Jamie) of Gloversville; Her Granddaughter’s: Valerie Mis of Big Flats NY, Heather Mercer of Wilmington, NC, Crystal Travis (Scott) of Plano TX; great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, as well as her last surviving sister: Dawn D'Onofrio (Butch).


Grace was predeceased by her parents: Frank and Corrine Wood; and her 12 other siblings except Dawn.


Services for Grace will be held privately at her family's convenience.


Contributions in memory of Grace may be made to the Nathan Littauer Foundation, 99 East State Street Gloversville, NY 12078 or the Church of the Holy Spirit, 153 S Main St, Gloversville, NY 12078.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences to the family may be made at

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