Marta Hilda Figueroa Mercado

September 17, 1938 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 80)

Marta Figueroa Mercado, 80, of Reading, Pennsylvania, passed away on September 15th, 2019. 

She was born to José Concepcion Figueroa and Agapita Aponte, on September 17th, 1938 in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

Marta graduated from Colegio Huertas/Secretarial High School in 1958 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. 

She worked as a Home Health Attendant for Berks Visiting Nurse Association. 

After 25 years of service, Marta retired in 1999.

She enjoyed reading, television in Spanish and taking care of her home and her animals and spending time with her family especially her great-granddaughters. She was an avid animal-lover and advocate for animal rights. 

Marta is survived by her four sons, Jose Mercado, Raul Mercado Jr., Miguel Mercado and George Mercado. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grand children.

She was preceded in death by her sister Emma Figueroa, and her daughter, Marta D. Williams. 

A viewing will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale.

A graveside prayer service will be held Thursday, September 19th at 1:00 pm in Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Road, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 North 11th Street, Reading, Pa 19604.

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