March 13, 1928 ~ May 11, 2018 (age 90)

Matilde "Abuelita" Mercado, age 90, longtime resident of East Chicago, IN passed away Friday, May 11, 2018 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Cherished wife of the late Antonio V Mercado. Devoted & Loving mother of Ida (Jorge) Lebron, Matilda Gonzalez, Luciano Mercado, Teresa Mercado, Benita (Ramon) Rivera and Jose (Sylvia) Mercado. Proud Grandmother of 17. Dearest Great-Grandmother of 20 and a host of other relatives and friends.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, May 11, 2018 from 3:00-8:00 PM at Oleska-Pastrick Funeral Home, 3934 Elm St., East Chicago. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM with visitation at the church from 9:30 AM until time of Mass all at Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church, 3510 Deodar Street, East Chicago, Indiana with Rev. Carlos Martinez, A.I.C. Officiating. At Rest , Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, Indiana.

Matilde was known as Abuelita to her family and friends and always enjoyed the time she spent with all of her loved ones. She will be remembered for her strength, charisma and willingness to help others. Her love and kindness will live on in the memories of all who knew her. Messages of remembrance & condolences can be left at

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