Obituary of Mercedes Cea

October 13, 2023

Our beloved mother Mercedes Cea, born in El Salvador on October 8th, 1937 entered into eternal rest on October 13th, 2023.  Mercedes, wife of Mario Sr who passed away in 1997, was a long-time resident of the Bronx upon emigrating to the United States.  A master embroiderer and seamstress who when offered the position of running the school she graduated from in El Salvador, turned it down to pursue her dream of living in New York.  In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Mercedes was an accomplished award-winning cake baker and small business owner.  A true artist sought after for her talents, she ran her cake baking business from the family home, ultimately opening her own stand alone bakery.

 A strong and loving mother, with the ultimate goal of ensuring her children were educated, she put all her children through private school and encouraged higher education.  She realized her dream of seeing her three children graduate from college.

 She is survived by her daughter Ana and husband Lawrence, her son Mario Jr, her daughter Sonia, and by her grandchildren Xavier, Gabriella and Alexa.


In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting those individuals and their families coping with Alzheimer's and all other forms of dementia by making a donation in our mother's name to The Alzheimer's Association.

Funeral Services


October 18, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker St.

New York City, NY 10012

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Funeral Mass

October 19, 2023

10:30 AM

St. Luke's Church

623 E. 138th St.

Bronx, NY 10454

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Descansa en paz Doña Mercedes. Su memoria seguirá con sus hijos y nietos. Bellos recuerdos de su talento, y su dedicación a su familia. P.

Posted by: P Pacheco Torres - Orlando , Florida - Family October 16, 2023

Mi más sentido pésame en estos momentos tan difíciles les deseo a los hijos, nietos y seres queridos de Doña Mercedes. Doñita, nunca olvidare la bondad y cariño con cual siempre me recibías cuando visitaba su hogar. Me hiciste sentir parte de su familia y nunca me dejaste pasar de hambre. Que descanses en paz Doña Mercedes.

Posted by: Cynthia Roman - San Francisco , California - Family Friend October 18, 2023
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