• May 4, 1926 - November 26, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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Our beloved Irene Mercado, 91, of San Juan, Puerto Rico, died on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Irene was born and raised in Puerto Rico and lived in Florida for the past 30 years. She taught for many years as an elementary school teacher before her retirement. Irene was an active member of the Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alberto Mercado. She is survived by her three daughters, Nitza Vega, Mildred Mercado and Adissa (Yvonne) Mercado; her son-in-law, Jose Vega; six grandchildren, Jose Vega Jr., Damayanti Bullock, Adissa Wassmer, Sally Perez, Jose Vega, and Josue Reyes; and seven great-grandchildren. Irene was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great -grandmother, and friend. Irene is best remembered for her love of her family and her strong faith. She also loved to entertain; her favorite things to cook were arroz con gandules and alcapurias. Her presence, her smile, her sense of humor will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

A service will be held at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 from 1-4pm