Mercedes Acosta
1927 - 2019
{ "" }
Share Mercedes's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
On April 6, 2019, Mercedes Lavarias Acosta, surrounded by her family in Lodi, passed away to join the Lord.
Mercedes was born in Balungao, Pangasinan, Phillipines on September 24, 1927 to Leonardo and Teodora Lavarias.
She is survived by her son, Ray Acosta (Lita), daughter Delie Bartlett (Jim); grandchildren Michelle Brassesco (Nick), Jeff Bartlett (Noemi), Jennifer Loper (Mike), Jason Bartlett (Kelly), Valerie Solorzano (Luke), John Acosta (Meah) and Lisa Acosta; great-grandchildren Dominic, Gianni, and Lucca Brassesco, Dylan, Kiara, Jayden, and Jagger Bartlett, Maximo, and Mason Loper, Ava, and Noah Solorzano.
Mercedes was preceded in death by her husband Maximo Acosta; children Adelia and Albert Acosta; sister Encarnacion Meriales, brothers Rafael, Pedro, Emilio, Mariano, Juan, Ernesto, and Ignacio Lavarias.
Mercy worked for 27 years at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto before moving to Lodi in 1987 to become owner/operator of Hammer-99 AM/PM convenience store until 2005 when the city of Stockton took over the land.
Mama Mercy had the heart of a saint. Her love was unconditional, and always worried about others and never herself. She taught her family that love will conquer all; a true example of a child of God. In 91 years of life on this earth, Mama Mercy took care of her family (all 5,732 of them, haha). Even in her last breath, she was making sure all the kids were taken care of. We may have lost one of the greatest souls, but heaven is now rejoicing with what they've gained.
Funeral arrangements by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary, 96 W. El Camino Real, Mtn. View, CA 94040, 650-968-4453, where visitation and viewing will be held on Sunday, April 14th, 12-9pm and Monday, April 15th, 9am-9pm. Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 16th at 10:30am at St. Athanasius Church, 160 N. Rengstorff Ave, Mtn. View. Interment to follow at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Apr. 11 to Apr. 17, 2019.
Funeral Mass
10:30 AM
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Cusimano Family Colonial Mortuary
Not sure what to say?
9 entries
April 16, 2019
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort us in our Difficult time..My heartfelt sympathy to the Family's
JC from VA
April 15, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
April 15, 2019
One of the best things about being friends with Michelle was that I always felt like I was just one of the Bartlett kids. Her parents always made me feel so welcome and it was just so warm and natural. It was great having 2 instant little brothers in Jeff and Jason, we tore up and down those stairs. And of course Michelle and I were each other's sisters that neither of us had, our giggles and whispers filled the house. There was no difference at all in the acceptance I felt at Grandma's house, just around the corner, and I will always be grateful for her kindness towards me, and the deliciousness of her adobo. May she rest in peace.
Melissa Brown
April 13, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May your cherished memories created, brighten your days and help sustain you at this time. John 6:40 gives much comfort by looking forward to Jesus promise of seeing your love one again

April 12, 2019
Mercedes and family are a blessing in our lives. In friendship we felt like family and will always cherish the memories of the family gatherings in Lodi.
David Marks
April 12, 2019
Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED
Send Flowers and Gifts
Sympathy Gift courtesy of
Warren Marks
April 11, 2019
Miss you always Gram♥
Michelle, Nick, Dominic, Gianni & Lucca
April 11, 2019
Gram we miss you terribly, but are comforted in knowing you have reunited with Papa and the rest of our family. You will always be missed but never forgotten by any of us. Rest peacefully in paradise Gram!♥
Michelle Brassesco
April 11, 2019
My sincerest Condolences to Mercedes family. May you find peace in knowing that God remembers all the faithful works Mercedes did in her life. May the memory of her stay in your hearts forever. 2 Thess 2:16-17
Deborah Soma
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences