WARREN — Edwin R. Mercure Jr., 78, died unexpectedly on June 10 at UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester; He was born on May 19, 1941 in Springfield, the son of Edward R. Sr. and Bernadette (Gonthier) Mercure.
In addition to his parents, Edwin was predeceased by his sister Joan (Mercure) Zielfelder and his son Glenn Mercure.
He leaves his sister Bernadette (Mercure) Dominique and his lifelong friends Carol McBain; he also leaves his son Steven Mercure, daughters Stacy Holmes and Suzette DiBella, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Fast Eddie, as he was affectionately known by many, had had a lifelong love of all things that went fast including Indian Motorcycles and his many El Caminos; this love extended into his career as an auto body mechanic and longtime car carrier truck driver, which is how he got the name, Fast Eddie.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday July 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. at St. Stan’s Polish Club in the Pavillion, 144 South Street, West Warren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Cherubs-cdh.org.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors. To share a memory or to offer condolences, a guestbook is available at www.gpmfunerals.com