Mercedes died on Monday, February 14, after a long illness. Her funeral Mass will begin at 11AM on Saturday at Our Lady of Church.
She is survived by sons David and John, grandson David, and her sister Judge Diane Karpinski. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Helen and her sister Gloria Battisti.
Mercedes was an extremely strong - yet compassionate woman. Her care for the poor, the elderly, the mentally ill, and the immigrant serves as an example for all of us.
May all those whom she helped welcome her to the table of the saints in heaven.