Mercedes M. Richardson, 94, of Milford, DE passed away peacefully at Milford Place on Monday, March 9, 2020.
We very much want to honor Mercedes life and together share our appreciation of her contributions to the community, however, in consideration of the current public health environment, and to protect the health of Mercedes friends, the Celebration of her life previously announced will now be postponed until a later date.
Mercedes was born in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Juan Marrero and Mercedes (Rubbert) Marrero. She began her career as a Tube Tester for R.C.A. and then worked for Englehard Industries in New Jersey in the accounts payable department for many years before retiring. Mercedes joined the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Zion Chapter # 116 in Metuchen, NJ in 1963. She served as Worthy Matron from 1970 - 1971. She enjoyed crocheting lap robes and donating them to both Milford Memorial Hospital and to Delaware Hospice. She also enjoyed going to the movies, especially to see “Gone with the Wind”, which was her ultimate favorite. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Roy Richardson in 1972, two brothers John Marrero and Edward Marrero and two sisters Norma Marrero and Ana Marrero.
She is survived by a daughter Norma Ferber (Richard); two sons James Richardson (Diana) and John Richardson (Alice); 7 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Vitas Hospice in memory of Mercedes Richardson at the following web address: www.vitascommunityconnection.org. Letters of condolence may be shared with the family at www.loflandandmcknatt.com.
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