YORK Maria Mercy Rosario, 51, was ushered to heaven by the Lord's angels on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. Born May 19, 1962, in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Blanca A. Melendez and Felix D. Rosario. She was employed by Community Progress Council and Wickey's Catering for many years. Maria was preceded in death by her brother, Felix G. Rosario. She is survived by sister, Maria "TaTa" Rosario of Yonkers, N.Y.; two daughters, Sophia Ritter of Lancaster and Star Bates of York; a son, Felix L. Rosario of York; three granddaughters, Janexi Lopez and Jesslyn Lopez, both of Lancaster, and Faith Grant of York; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and her best cousin, Jackie Wilhide. She blessed everyone with her graciousness and laughter. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Monday, December 23, 2013, at the Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 E. Market St., York. The Celebration of Life Serv ice will begin at noon Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Mount Rose Cemetery.
Gladfelter Funeral Home
1601 East Norris Drive Ottawa, IL 61350
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Dec. 21, 2013