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“Dearest big Sister JerrieThere is only one like youAlways doing the right thing for all of usSo smart and excellent at everthing you doMemories are...Read More »
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“My Dearest big Sister! There is only one like you!Always doing the right thing!Smart and talented. The best example for our family in this World...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Bash

“To my special "big sis" Jerrie: My family has an empty spot in our lives and hearts and hold close all the memories we shared. As a sister, Jerrie...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Dana Rallis - Portland, OR

“Paul so sorry to hear about your wife, she was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Phil & Debbie Mccarty - MI

“Paul we will be here for you just call. If you need anything just call you can come and eat dinner any time. We will miss Jerri she was a good cook...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Jerry N Lynda Vanderwall - MI

“to paul and family, very sorry for your loss, my prayers and well wishs to you in your time of loss,thomas tackaberry n8erv ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: thomas tackaberry - yale, MI

“Paul, we are so sorry to hear of Jerries death. We will be keeping you in prayer. Hang onto your happy memories.We are in Arizona for the winter but...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Devonna Stothers - Brights Grove

“Our love, prayers and thoughts with all of Jerri's family and family. She will be missed. Sharon and Helmut ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon SCULLY Emke - Sonoma, CA


Jeraldine Carol "Jerrie" Mercurio, 80, of Port Huron, died Saturday, December 23, 2017.

She was born in 1937 in Enterprise, Oregon to the late Edwin and Pauline Vandeburgh. Jerrie was raised in the Lewiston ID & Clarkston WA area.

She was a proficient stunt-team water-skier & parachute skier on the Snake River and couldn't swim. In the mid 50's, she married Leo Wiscarson who later preceded her. She put herself through college by sewing period costumes for the college theatre and became a registered nurse in 1960. She moved to Cocoa Beach FL in 1965 and worked in a doctor's office. She later moved to Saint Augustine and worked as a technical writer and an executive secretary for Fairchild Aviation in Florida.

Jerrie married Paul Mercurio in 1975 in Jacksonville FL. She worked in the personnel department for the startup of the first can manufacturing company for Anheuser- Bush. After moving to Michigan in 1976, she worked at Port Huron Hospital as an administrator and later worked as a secretary and then as a purchasing agent for Anchor Holth Manufacturing Co.

She became interested in art work with oils being her favorite medium and pen and ink with oil wash as her second. She would counter cross stitch on fine linen taking 600 to 800 hours to do one picture. She also loved designing and sewed many prom and wedding dresses for her friends.

From 1991, for the next 22 years of retirement, summers were spent RV traveling all of North America with three summers in Alaska. She never made a trip to the maritime provinces or RI.

She was a 50+ year member of Beta Sigma Phi (Laureate Beta Alpha) and also a member of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary for more than 35 years.

Jeraldine is survived by three sisters; her husband, Paul; sons, Leo Wiscarson Jr. of Port Huron and Tony Mercurio of Hampton Roads, VA; a daughter, Deborah Parker of St Petersburg, FL; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held 2-4 and 6-9 pm on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. A short Beta Sigma Phi ritual will be held at 7 p.m.

Jeraldine will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Holy Trinity Parish, St. Stephen Church. The Very Reverend Salvatore Palazzolo, K.H.S. will officiate. Pallbearers will be Jerry Mercurio, Scott Mercurio, Leo Wiscarson, Nick Lucas, Mike Burrows and Larry Babin. Honorary Pallbearer will be John Mercurio. Cremation will take place following her funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to cancer research, St Jude Children's Research Hospital or a church of your choice.

For complete information visit Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.