Mercedes Marina, 80 of Rome, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Grand of Rome. She was born in Vieques, Puerto Rico, on February 17, 1941, a daughter of the late Juan and Petra Arzuaga. She served in the United States Air Force from 1959-63 where she met her future husband and on June 6, 1964, she was united in marriage to Luis Marina in Omaha, NE.
Mercedes was a member of St. Paul’s Church and the GALS. She was a cherished mom and loving Abuela and Bola.
Surviving besides her loving husband of 57 years, Luis, is a daughter and son-in-law, Raquel and John Ziegler; a son, David E. Marina; two cherished grandchildren, Alexis and Michael; two sisters, Eugenia Yan and Milagros Arzuaga; two brothers, Palermo and Juan Arzuaga; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Luis Marina, Jr.
Mercedes’s family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Grand for their care and compassion.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 12th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mercedes’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
“May the Force be with you.”
Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome.