1925 – 2021
Putnam – Dolores (Marroquin) Mercik, 95, of Grove St., passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Matulaitis Nursing Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph Mercik whom she survived by two years. Born in Johnston, RI, she was the daughter of the late Seraphin and Gertrude (Diggins) Marroquin.
Dolores was a beautiful person inside and out. Growing up in Putnam, she graduated from Putnam High School and Dudley Hall Secretarial School. She worked at Rawley Plumbing until she married Joseph. They were married for 70 years.
Dolores was a volunteer for numerous years canvasing calls for the Red Cross blood drives. She was also a member of the Day Kimball Hospital Women’s Board. Her passions were fashion, gourmet cooking, baking, oil and watercolor painting, and antiques. Her life was all about family and special friends.
Dolores was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She made laughter the nucleus of her home. Holidays were her happiest.
She leaves her daughter, Deborah Dunn and her husband Kevin Paulhus. Her grandchildren were cherished by her. Dolores truly dedicated her life to them~ Hollis (Kempain) Abram and husband Adam Abram, and Jordan Kempain and wife Sarah Kempain. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Joy Kempain in 1993. She will be with us all for the rest of our lives, but still be missed every day.
The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Matulaitis Nursing Home for their outstanding care. May her memory be a source of strength and a blessing.
Funeral arrangements are private and have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. For memorial guestbook, please visit www.GilmanandValade.com.