Susan L Mercurio
October 13, 1950 – May 21, 2019
Susan Lee Mercurio, 68 of Fredericksburg passed suddenly and unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
She is survived by her loving children Michelle Mercurio and Robert Mercurio III; grandson, Lucas; mother, Mary Swiatek; sister-in-law, Doretta Mercurio O’Connor; son-in-law, Kevin Woodcox; Amy Mercurio; and so many extended family members who will miss her bright spirit and her compassionate, caring nature.
She was preceded in death by her dear husband, Robert Mercurio; father, Ronald Swiatek; mother-in-law Eda Mercurio; and grandson, Robert James Mercurio.
Sue grew up in Toledo, OH and moved to Phoenix, AZ during her senior year in high school (Whitmer HS & Camelback HS, respectively). She attended Arizona State University, and worked for American Express where she met the love of her life, Bob. They raised their children in Arizona and Northern Virginia. When they moved to Fredericksburg, Sue became a real-estate agent and then Branch Secretary for Long & Foster. Her legacy is that she put her family and friends first, and always made people feel welcome and loved. Sue helped so many and gave so much.
Because Sue is loved by so many, a celebration of her life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel from 1:30- 4:00 pm, with a service starting at 2:00 pm. Inurnment will be private.
We, her family, are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from the Long & Foster Fredericksburg community; her friends; our extended family; and our dearest friends, all of whom are holding us in their hearts and doing so much to help during this time.
We appreciate all of your condolences and remembrances, and encourage you to celebrate Sue’s life as you find meaningful. We support Full Circle Grief Center (http://www.fullcirclegc.org/support-us/) and UNOS (https://unos.org/give/) in Richmond, VA.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonfredericksburg.com
- Celebration of Life Sunday, June 2, 2019
- Service Sunday, June 2, 2019
Susan L Mercurio
June 3, 2019
June 2, 2019
One day at a time, one foot in front of the other was our mantra. "Lord give me the strength to do everyday what I need to do" was our daily prayer. And if it pleases You Lord, let me do it with grace and love and compassion .
I will miss you Sue Mercurio. You've been my good right arm for nearly 20 years , always figuratively, and frequently literately.. I will never forget you, nor should I, nor would I want to.
Michelle and Robert. I know you know how much your mother loves you. Not past tense! Present tense. Wherever her spirit dwells you will be in her heart forever, and she will be advocating for you as she always has.
June 2, 2019
I was lucky to have not only worked with Sue at Long and Foster since 2013, but also had the privilege of being a care giver for her father. This family has been such a special, caring, respectful family led by Sue, who set a standard of love and care that was unmatched.
We first met in 2010 when I arrived at her parents home to spend the night to ensure her parents were comfortable and well cared for through the night. I was there as a substitute care giver for only a few weeks. This was, without a doubt, one of my favorite families.
Three years later, when I started at Long & Foster, this beautiful woman, with a warm smile walked up to me and said “I know you, you took care of my father”. It was fate that brought us together again. Sue was always the person who sympathized and empathized with you. She had an unending amount of patience. She was there through my own mother’s illness and passing. She was the best listener, had the best shoulder to cry on and even better, the person who delighted in the happiness and joy of those around her.
As all have said, we will miss Sue very much. I truly believe she was an angel placed on this earth. A gentle soul who was called back home. May she be surrounded eternally by all the loved ones who passed before her.
Mel and Nader Yousefian
June 1, 2019
As you know, your mom was and will be a bright light to all-always. She lifted me up when I was frustrated with clients or circumstance( all to frequent!). And she celebrated my successes. We enjoyed sharing memories of trips to Aruba and I will continue to smile when she said "That trip was when the kids realized you could 'charge to the room'." As I said to Sue-Good for you guys! I am just one of the many that will always hold the memory of your mom and dad near and dear to my heart. Your Mom and Dad will always be two of the most genuine people we have been blessed to know. We pray that you know they are with you, always.
Mel and Nader Yousefian
June 1, 2019
We have lost a sweet, generous soul who made every day brighter with her smile, her kind words, and the love and compassion she had for all she knew. Her loving spirit never wavered no matter what life sent her way. I am very grateful for the time I was blessed to have with her and fun and laughter we shared. Although I will miss her dearly, knowing she is with Bob once again warms my heart and makes her passing bittersweet.
June 1, 2019
It was a privilege and an honor to know Sue. I worked with her for many years and was always impressed with her dedication to her family and her job. She was the perfect fit into the staff at the Long & Foster office and when she approached me about applying for the job as our office secretary, I couldn't say "yes" fast enough. She was so much more than an employee, she was a friend. We lose folks along the way in our lives and we remember them over the years. But there are those people whose loss is more painful-we will never forget where we were, what we were doing, and how we heard the news of their passing. It will be that way for me with Sue. I will never forget our last conversation as she walked me to my car and we were making plans to go to lunch soon and eventually, her trip to visit us in our new home at the beach. We both grew up as only children and I felt as though she was the sister I never had. So tomorrow I will say my final goodbye and then I'll cry for such a great loss.
With much love,
Dottie McGinnis Nolan
May 31, 2019
Michelle and Rob… Mom and are terribly saddened and shocked by the loss of your Mom. She was one of the most beautiful souls ever created. She made the world a better and richer place just by being in it. Growing up and even as an adult, I was always in awe of “My Cuz” I admired her in so many ways and always looked up to her. She was genuine…her smile and the love she gave to all was amazing. We always had good times growing up and enjoyed just being around family. When Mom visited in Arizona and both our trips to Virginia, we were always welcomed with open arms and they were some of the best times ever. Even though it’s been difficult over the years getting together and even speaking more often, all the good times and memories are always there.
She will always have a special place in our hearts that no one else will ever fill. I know she is in heaven with your Dad and the rest of her family and friends. May God be with you as you move forward and know that He is with you and taking good care of her.
With all our love…Aunt Mollie and cousin Terri…
May 30, 2019
Sue was a true lady with a kind and loving heart. If you needed something done, Sue was the go to person. Always patient, even tempered and genuinely interested in you, the person .
When I first met Sue, Bob introduced us and you could see his admiration for her in his eyes! How special their time together was. Even though there were many challenges with family and health concerns, they had each other.
I am convinced that Bob had a discussion with God and said enough was enough, Bob wanted his Sue. And because of their devotion to one another, God granted Bob’s and Sue’s wish. Now they both can look down on their children and be their Guardian Angels.
May God bless them both and grant them eternal rest and peace together. Michelle and Robert, you have lost your loving parents but you have gained the watchful, loving and joyful protection of your two guardian angels! And don’t forget their sense of humor!
In Sincere Sympathy,
May 29, 2019
No matter what time of day or what day is was, Sue always had a smile on her face. She would always stop in the middle of what she was doing and help out. She was a special person and will be missed so so much. I am sure she is with Bob and is watching over her family. Love you Sue.
May 29, 2019
My heart is terribly sadden with the loss of my dear friend. My prayers and love are shared with your beautiful children at this time. Walk hand in hand with your beloved Bobby sweetie and know how much you are and will continue to be missed. Blessed are we in the hands of the Lord.
May 28, 2019
Michelle and Robert,
So sorry for your loss. The times we spent together have always been special. The memories and stories of our families shared and the special
times we had together growing up. Even though our lives had gone different directions the love our families shared will always be and remain special. Thoughts and prayers. Love your Cousin Tom.
May 28, 2019
Sue was such a loving and warm person who always was so willing to help everyone in the office. She was a good friend and I will miss her presence in our office.
Sue McCollum Tresize
May 26, 2019
My dear friend, Sue was a friend of mine since, I think, Jr. High School. We shared so many good memories with Pat & Diane. Not the 3, but the 4 Musketeers.... some of us more mischievous than the others (not mentioning any names here). One of the best & funniest memories was the 3 of us in Sue’s dad’s brand new gold car. I will miss her voice, her laughter & her sweetness that made her a genuine sweet wonderful human being. I’m telling you!!!!!! This beautiful person was taken too soon! I wish I was the boss, but I am not! Love & lots of hugs to Robbie, Lucas, Michelle & Kevin. ❤️
May 22, 2019
What a sweet lady Susan was. Always helpful always a kind word and always so friendly. I only knew her through brief meetings but sure considered her a friend. Every time I was in her office place we would take time to chat . Share stories and a few life events. I know she was so proud of her children. Though I don’t know them I’m sure they are a reflection of what a truly awesome person Susan was. It was not too long ago that she lost her husband. One could see the sadness in her eyes thereafter. Being the strong person she was she still smiled and was cheerful every time I saw her. I had not seen her since just before Christmas so I am glad we had a little chat at that time. Susan you are home now with your Heavenly Father and your husband. Rest In Peace until I see you there my friend.