Eugenio Leopoldo Mercado, age 84 of Bridgeport, widower of Josefa Quintero, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at his home with his loving family by his side.
Eugenio was born November 15, 1932, in Camuy, Puerto Rico, the beloved son of the late Jose Velez & Dominga Mercado. Poldo, as he was affectionately known, was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family immensely and would do anything for them. Poldo had a passion for fixing and taking care of cars. He also enjoyed watching western movies and the news. Besides his wife of 46 years, Eugenio was predeceased by his son-in-law Mislael Cruz.
Eugenio is survived by: daughter, Iris Velez; daughter, Norma Juarbe; son, Noel & daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Quintero; son, Antonio “Tony” & daughter-in-law Judy Quintero; 9 grandchildren: Stephanie Rivera, Christopher Rivera, Jeannette Vega, Gilberto Juarbe Jr., Michael Juarbe, Noel Quintero Jr., Ryan Quintero, Daniel Quintero, Gabriel Quintero; 6 great-grandchildren: Sapphyre Juarbe, Austin Vega, Justin Vega, Nasiah Muse, Rashien Leaks, Robert Alexander; and a host of extended family and friends who will cherish his memory.
Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 11am-1pm at Community Funeral Chapels, 798 Park Ave. Bridgeport, CT. Tel: 203-334-9999. Interment will proceed to Lakeview Cemetery, 885 Boston Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06610. Light a virtual candle or share a special memory of “Poldo” at communityfuneralchapels.com