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Martha M. Branagan

AGE: 55 • Wall

Martha M Branagan, 55, of Wall, passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune with her family by her side. Martha was born and raised in Peru and moved to the United States in the early 1980's. She first lived in Manhattan, NY and then moved to North Jersey to live and work as a nanny. Martha and her husband Mark moved to the Jersey Shore 25 years ago where they also were the owners and operators of Natural Nutrition Center, Avon for several years. Martha also worked as an interpreter with young children for numerous agencies that offer early intervention services.

Martha was predeceased by her father, Romulo Mercado. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Mark Branagan of Wall; her mother, Petronila Mercado of Brick; a son, Erik Branagan and daughter, Melissa Branagan, both of Wall. Martha is also survived by her siblings, Alfonso Mercado of Brick, Oscar Mercado of Long Branch, Juan Luis Mercado of Brick, Sarah Mercado of Lima, Peru, Isabel Bing of Wall, Denis Mercado of Brick, and Gladys Andeazza of Hazlet and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, with a funeral service at 7 p.m. at Orender Family Home for Funerals, 2643 Old Bridge Road, Manasquan. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To send condolences to the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.orenderfamilyhome.com.

Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 5, 2014
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