Vivian H. deMercado
1923-2014 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Vivian H. deMercado 90, passed away on Monday March 17, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. She resided on Lester Lane in Hoosick Falls. Vivian was born on April 1, 1923 in Albany, N.Y., daughter of the late George and Birdie (Burdick) Goyer. She attended Watervliet High School. Vivian worked as a dental assistant for the former Dr. David Frank in Williamstown, Mass., and Dr. Donald Mead in North Adams, Massachusetts. Vivian had previously resided in Williamstown, MA, Bennington, Vt., and Petersburgh, N.Y. Vivian was very active in the community volunteering for the Women's Exchange in Williamstown, Mass., the Bennington Library, Bennington Museum and the American Red Cross. She was a member of the Bennington Lions Club and Bennington AARP, also a member of the former Bennington Club. Vivian enjoyed reading, painting and had a talent for decorating. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hoosick Falls, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of several of the committees at the church. She also helped at the HACA Food Closet in Hoosick Falls. Vivian especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her sense of style, generosity and delicious apple pies. She was married to Clarence O. White for thirty-four years, he passed away in 1980. She married Ivan deMercado in 1994, he passed away in 1999. Survivors include her son Roger O. White (Beverly) of Hoosick Falls, two stepsons Phil and David deMercado, a brother Floyd Goyer of Belchertown, Mass., two grandchildren Christopher White (Liz) and Andrew White, a great grandchild Desmond White. Also nieces Charlene Murphy, Laurie Robinson, Robin Littlejohn, nephews Glen Rich, Scott and Jeff Goyer, sister-in-law Lois Goyer of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and a brother-in-law Charlie Ryan of Framingham, Mass. She is predeceased by a sister Evelyn McDuffie and a brother George Goyer. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Saturday March 22, at 11:00 am from the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will be at 2:00 pm at the Eastlawn Cemetery in Williamstown, Mass. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Friday evening from 5:00 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions Foundation of Albany, NY or the First Baptist Church through the funeral home.