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Mother of 6 Mercurio sisters passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 26, 2011

The mother of Mary Opaczewski Class of 65; Pat Kaiser Class of 66; Sandy Mercurio-Ahlers Class of ’71; Jackie Bensman Class of ’73; Karen Schwegler Class of ’74 and Ellen Moser Class of ’82 passed away:

Mary Catherine MERCURIO

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MERCURIO Mary Catherine Mary Catherine Mercurio, age 89, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at The Waterford at Levis Commons in Perrysburg, surrounded by her loving family. Mary (Katie) was a member of St. Rose Parish in Perrysburg for over 60 years. She was active in the Rosary Altar Society, was a past board member of the St. Rose Seniors and a member of the Bereavement Choir. She was also very active in the LCBA. She is survived by daughters, Mary (Al) Opaczewski of Toledo, Patricia (Doug) Kaiser of Pensacola, FL, Sandy (Kurt) Ahlers of Bowling Green, Jacquelyn Bensman of Sylvania Township, Karen (Paul) Schwegler of Bridgeton, MO, Ellen (Doug ) Moser of Perrysburg; sons, Richard (Linda) of Santa Rosa, CA and Timothy (Michelle) Mercurio of Palmetto, FL; 19 grand children and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Rich; her parents, Paul and Dorothy Mohr; her sister, Gladys English; her brothers, Paul and Bobby and her sons -in-laws, Tom Bensman and Terry Heltman. The family wishes to thank the entire staff at The Waterford for the tender care and compassion that they gave to Katie. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Road, on Sunday from 2-8 p.m. where the Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday beginning at 9:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:15 a.m. in St Rose Church, Perrysburg. Interment St Rose Cemetery in Perrysburg. The family suggests tributes take the form of contributions to Odyssey Hospice or to St. Rose Cemetery Development Fund. Please view and sign our “online guest registry” at

Published in Toledo Blade on March 27, 2011

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