Veilleux Funeral Home

8 Elm Street, Waterville, ME


Gail C. Mercer

December 11, 1946January 24, 2020

AUGUSTA – Gail C. Mercer, 73, of Waterville passed away on January 24, 2020 at Maine General Medical Center with her family at her side. Gail was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 11, 1946. She was the daughter of Gordon Coleman and Mary Hause Coleman. She graduated from Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia and Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

After graduation, Gail went on to work as a Social Worker. From there, she met her husband Bob, on a blind date. They were married for 43 years. They divided their time between Waterville, Maine and Garden City, South Carolina, living by the ocean that they loved. Gail enjoyed her weekly Bridge games, water aerobics, bowling, and knitting. She also enjoyed watching the Red Sox and Patriots with Bob.

Gail is survived by her daughters Mary Anne (Chris Whitney), of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Katherine (Brett Goodrich) of Waterville, Maine; four grandchildren, Robbie and Zachary Whitney both of Las Vegas, and Emma and Ethan Goodrich, both of Waterville; and sisters Sally Jacobs of Washington State and Susan Heckman of Vermont.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gina Boudreau for being an amazing friend and caregiver, and the nurses and doctors at Maine General Medical Center for their compassionate care.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Services are under the care and direction of Veilleux and Redington Funeral Home, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com


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Doug and Tania Carnrick

February 4, 2020

We were saddened to hear of the passing of Gail in January. We got to know her and her husband Bob starting in 1984 when the JCPenney store first opened in Waterville. They had us over for dinner at their home a couple of times, and later we remember talking with her as she had breakfast with friends at Big Gs in Winslow. She was one who always had an opinion on a topic and was not afraid to share it with you. She will be missed.

Valerie Weidensee

January 29, 2020

My condolences to Bob and the family. I am the daughter of Bill and Jeanne Farrar your bridge partners. I have so many fond memories of the all together. I will always remember the laughter you all shared together. Prayers for your comfort and love during this difficult time
Love Valerie Farrar Weidensee and family

Nancy Goheen

January 29, 2020

Anyone that knew Gail, knew that she was the life of every party and get together. All of her friends from Huntington will tell you this is the truth. I am so sad that she is gone, but happy that she is with her sweetheart again.