Angelo A. "Papa" Mercurio, 85, of Lehigh Acres, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, in his home. He was born Dec. 15, 1928, in Nutley, N.J., to Annina Palo Mercurio and Luigi Mercurio.
He resided in Nutley, before moving to Lehigh Acres permanently.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marylou; daughter, Sandy (Dennis) Wheeler of Lehigh Acres; son, Tom (Sue) Mercurio of Lehigh Acres; grandchildren, AnneMarie (Nathan) Wheeler-Clark, Ashley (Lavarus) Green, Tiffany Mercurio, and TJ (Kristy) Mercurio; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.
He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
A memorial Mass celebrating his life was held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the Blessed Pope John XXIII Catholic Church in Fort Myers. Interment followed.
Donations in his memory may be sent to the Colon Cancer Alliance, 1025 Vermont Ave. N.W., Suite 1006, Washington, DC (cc.alliance.org) or the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1519, New York, NY 10018 (support.pdf.org).