April 8, 1948 - December 21, 2021
MERY, Richard, Thomas., April 8, 1948 - December 21, 2021 Age 73. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Peraino) for 50 cherished years. Loving father of Tanya (Rich) Balcom, Richard Mery Jr, Anthony Mery, and Valerie (Douglas) Osborn. Proud grandfather of Alyssa and Richie, Aubrey and Brooke, and Emmett and Vanessa. Rick was very special to everyone, but mostly to his true love, his wife Fran. They fell in love at first sight as teenagers and over 50 years later their love was inseparable and an inspiration to others. His kids and grandchildren absolutely adored him and each had a special bond with him. Rick loved life and never took a day for granted. He fought hard every day to be with his family. One of his favorite days of the year was Father’s Day, when he had all of his kids and grandkids together at Blake’s for annual strawberry picking that morning and a BBQ that afternoon. He enjoyed spending his summer days working in his garden in the backyard, always planting way more than there was ever room for. He loved to take his grandkids out there to pick fresh tomatoes, eating them right in the yard. You could also find him driving his 1969 Road Runner, still doing burnouts and getting tickets like when he was a teenager. If you ask his family they would say he was perfect, but he did have a fault – he was a major Detroit Lions fan. Every Sunday, he would watch the games with Tony, believing in them every play of every game. He was their most dedicated fan. He fought so hard, battling medical problems since he was 20 years old. His amazing strength gave him a never-ending will to live. His drive, positive outlook on life, and the desire to spend every extra moment with his family, kept him going until he took his last breath, surrounded by his loved ones at home. Visitation Sunday December 26th 3-9pm. Funeral Monday December 27th 11am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd.) Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com. God saw you getting tired And a cure was not to be So He put His arms around you And whispered “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you pass away and although we love you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.
MERY, Richard, Thomas., April 8, 1948 - December 21, 2021 Age 73. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Peraino) for 50 cherished years. Loving father of Tanya (Rich) Balcom, Richard Mery Jr, Anthony Mery, and Valerie (Douglas) Osborn. Proud grandfather... View Obituary & Service Information
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