In memory of
Doretta (Mercurio) O'Connor
In memory of
Doretta (Mercurio) O'Connor
Doretta "Mercurio" O'Connor , 67, of Gretna, Louisiana, passed on Thursday, October 1. Her free spirit was taken at the rise of the Harvest moon, leaving behind her beloved family and family of friends. Born on November 15, 1952, to Eda and Robert Mercurio Sr., and joining her brother Robert Jr. (all preceding her in death) as an agent provocateur on Fordham Rd. in the Bronx, New York, Doretta lived a successful life her way...with much joy and fun. She is survived by her niece, Michelle (Kevin); nephew, Robert III (Rebecca); great nephew and great niece, Lucas and Susan; aunt, Gloria; cousins Annie (Harry), Louise (Jeff), Kenny (Jennifer), Linda, Jo Ann and Katherine; niece-in-law, Amy; amazing second cousins; and incredible friends who have now been adopted by the remaining Mercurios. She was also preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Susan; nephew, James; uncle, Edo; and love of her life, Dave. Known for her candor and fun-loving mischief, Doretta laughed heartily in the face of conformity, while maintaining a steadfast dedication to the people she cared about and her work. From her career on Wall Street, to quitting it all to sing and perform in New York theatre (while bartending and waiting tables), to moving to Albuquerque and rejoining the investment banking world which brought her to Destin, Florida, and finally New Orleans, Doretta approached every adventure with a zest for life, and maybe a Zumba dance move or two (or three). She hated cooking, but loved a classic cocktail, music with a beat, and singing along with anybody, anywhere at any time. She was a witty and spirited friend and confidant who was loved by many. Her stories were the best...about her childhood, her shenanigans and the people she loved. We will miss making new memories with her, though her legacy lives on. Doretta loved the beaches of Destin and always said that the happiest moments of her life were there. A private memorial will take place there in the near future. In honor of Doretta, please do something kind for someone you love. And if you know her well, gather and tell her stories. If you want to donate in her name, feel free to pick up someone's bar tab. We will miss you until we see you again. No fear.
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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
In memory of
Doretta (Mercurio) O'Connor
Doretta "Mercurio" O'Connor , 67, of Gretna, Louisiana, passed on Thursday, October 1. Her free spirit was taken at the rise of the Harvest moon, leaving behind her beloved family and family of friends. Born on November 15, 1952, to Eda and Robert Mercurio Sr., and joining her brother Robert Jr. (all preceding her in death) as an agent provocateur on Fordham Rd. in the Bronx, New York, Doretta lived a successful life her way...with much joy and fun. She is survived by her niece, Michelle (Kevin); nephew, Robert III (Rebecca); great nephew and great niece, Lucas and Susan; aunt, Gloria; cousins Annie (Harry), Louise (Jeff), Kenny (Jennifer), Linda, Jo Ann and Katherine; niece-in-law, Amy; amazing second cousins; and incredible friends who have now been adopted by the remaining Mercurios. She was also preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Susan; nephew, James; uncle, Edo; and love of her life, Dave. Known for her candor and fun-loving mischief, Doretta laughed heartily in the face of conformity, while maintaining a steadfast dedication to the people she cared about and her work. From her career on Wall Street, to quitting it all to sing and perform in New York theatre (while bartending and waiting tables), to moving to Albuquerque and rejoining the investment banking world which brought her to Destin, Florida, and finally New Orleans, Doretta approached every adventure with a zest for life, and maybe a Zumba dance move or two (or three). She hated cooking, but loved a classic cocktail, music with a beat, and singing along with anybody, anywhere at any time. She was a witty and spirited friend and confidant who was loved by many. Her stories were the best...about her childhood, her shenanigans and the people she loved. We will miss making new memories with her, though her legacy lives on. Doretta loved the beaches of Destin and always said that the happiest moments of her life were there. A private memorial will take place there in the near future. In honor of Doretta, please do something kind for someone you love. And if you know her well, gather and tell her stories. If you want to donate in her name, feel free to pick up someone's bar tab. We will miss you until we see you again. No fear.
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Services Provided By
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
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