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Elaine L. McCart-Mercer
May 13, 1949 ~ August 2, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Elaine L. McCart Mercer was a resilient, thoughtful, and kind woman with a sharp wit in the face of adversity, who enjoyed painting and the arts, going to museums, dinners, and concerts with her husband, and the occasional glass of wine with family and friends. She was born on May 13, 1949 and died on August 2, 2023.
She lived in Needham, MA, with her devoted husband, Dr. Robert Mercer, for their entire marriage of over 40 years. They enjoyed spending many weekends together at their home in Rockport, MA. Elaine was an animal lover; their cats were total characters who would accompany them to the shore.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed reading novels and teaching herself German. She was an artist who painted in watercolors and oils. She loved all kinds of music, particularly rock and folk from the 1960s.
Elaine worked for over a decade for Blue Cross Blue Shield before she resigned due to disability that was the result of multiple sclerosis. Despite her illness, she was an optimist.
For college, Elaine attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and went to Newton South High School in Newton, MA, Class of 1967.
In addition to her husband, Elaine leaves behind her beloved brother, Albert McCart, and his wife Kathleen F. McCart of Winchester, MA; their daughter, Jennifer McCart-Cusick, and her husband Thomas Cusick Jr. of Woburn; her sister-in-law Kathleen McCart of Myrtle Beach, SC; their daughter, Melissa McCart of Asbury Park, NJ. Elaine’s oldest brother, George K. McCart, passed away in 2016. Her family and her many friends will miss her.
Her memorial service will be on August 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Eaton Funeral Home at 1351 Highland Avenue in Needham. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Greater New England National Multiple Sclerosis Society.