Rose S. Mercier, 92, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
She was one of eight siblings and lived in central New Jersey for most of her life.
Rose moved to Punta Gorda in 2005 to be near her children. Eventually, she went to South Port Square Skilled Nursing Facility to get the continued quality care she required.
Rose loved to cook and prided herself that her recipes were published in her own cookbook, “Mangia, Mangia.” She also loved to teach many who were near to her to cook as well. When her family enjoys one of her recipes, they will remember her fondly.
Rose was a remarkable woman who devoted her life to lovingly support her spouse, William Mercier, along with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also reached out to many other family members, cousins, nieces and nephews as they were growing up. Her influence on many family members will carry to future generations.
Rose will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her sister, Lillian Soltis; brother-in-law, Fred Soltis; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Mercier and Margaret Eodice; her loving daughter, Nancy (Mike) Femrite; her loving son, Robert (Joanne) Mercier; and grandchildren, Keith Femrite, David, Diane, Ronald, Robin, Mark, Cheryl and Donna Ferguson, Robin and Leonardo Selvaggi, Robert Mercier Jr., William and Ele Mercier, Michelle Ryan and Jill Cushing. Rose was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Mercier.
Her family will be planning a memorial in late December 2013 in Florida, and again in New Jersey at a date to be determined. The family requests that any donations made on her behalf be sent to South Port Square at S.P.S. Appreciation Fund, 23013 Westchester Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980.