Noreen Mercure joined God’s angels on Thursday, December 1, 2022, following a two-year struggle with ALS. She was born May 20, 1935, in Garden City, Michigan, and met the love of her life, Jerry Mercure, as a teenager there. She’ll forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, a friendly neighbor, and a quilter extraordinaire.
Noreen, also known as Grandma Noni, maintained a vast network of friends and relatives from Michigan to Kentucky to Colorado and Florida. She loved her friends and she was known for a competitive streak that served her well through her love for tennis, Mah jong, cards, puzzles and not to mention “winning” at Sequence.
She had a beautiful voice and she passed on her love of music to her children and grandchildren and that musical talent lives on through them.
She is predeceased by her husband and high school sweetheart, Edmund “Jerry” Mercure; her oldest daughter, Dana Pettit (Ralph); her parents, Tony and Catherine Steffes; and her brother, Richard Steffes. She is survived by her four other children, Jerry Mercure Jr. (Lavonne); Lisa Mercure; Lynne Jordan (Danny); and Kim Tiller (Butch), and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Bette Ciesielski, of Gainesville, FL, and a brother, Daniel Steffes (Gloria) of Lakeland, Ml.
The Mercure family is especially thankful for the care and guidance received by James River Hospice and her dedicated daily caregivers, Stephanie, Jocelyn, Jennifer, Teresa, Kathy, Shaunte, Gail, Austin, Anita, Melissa, and Sue. We appreciate the love and respect that you gave to Mom.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294. (804) 477-3136. A short visitation will follow.