March 25, 1931 – November 23, 2018
Mercedes Maldanado, 87, of Harrisburg, formerly of Bronx, NY, passed away Friday November 23, 2018 at her home. She was born March 25, 1931 in San Sebastian, PR; she was the daughter of the late Nestor and Concepcion (Feliciano) Lopez. She is survived by her 3 daughters, Sylvia Beury, of Oberlin, Isabel Frye, and Margie Maldanado, both of Harrisburg; a son, Joseph Maldanado, of Bronx, NY; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Anna Deida and Isabel Lopez; 3 brothers, Louis, Frank and Manuel Lopez. She was an owner and operator of a Fabric Shop for many years in Bronx, NY. Mercedes taught herself to read and write; people often said she was a Classy Lady, and she would say “ your economics does not define you.” She was a Forties Lady; and in June of 2011 she moved to Central PA to be close to her daughters and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry St., Harrisburg. A visitation will be held 12:00 PM Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
- Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2018
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2018
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November 28, 2018
I was just talking about you on Thanksgiving Day. I was talking about how you spoiled me when I was a little girl, always bringing me pretty dresses, sparkly shirts, dolls and other treats. You were the light in my life when you came to visit. My escape. My beautiful grandmother that always made me feel beautiful. Classy. Elegant. Bossy. LOL.
I loved my visits with you in NYC and was always excited for your visits with us. I couldn’t wait to follow you around like a lost puppy. Thank you for being such a beautiful part of my life. You are so loved!