Conchita (Connie) Mercado Dela Pena, 88, of Somerset, Ohio, formerly of Republic of the Philippines, died at 5:44 a.m. Saturday, July 16, 2022, at the Pickering House, Lancaster, Ohio.
Conchita was born March 18, 1934, in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Republic of the Philippines, the daughter of Crispin Gonzales Mercado and Leoncia Pantig Magsino.
She worked for over 15 years for the U.S. Air Force, at Clark Air Base, Republic of the Philippines. In 1989 she immigrated to the United States, and lived in Dayton, Ohio where she worked for the U.S. Air Force, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In 1992 she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked for the Continental Casino until 1997, when she resigned for health reasons. She moved to Somerset, Ohio in 2013 and became a citizen of the United States in April of 2014.
She is survived by nine of her ten children, Marilou Dela Pena Stocks, Leonardo Mercado Dela Pena, Marissa Dela Pena, Myrna Dela Pena Sheets, John Mercado Dela Pena, Maritess Dela Pena Pineda, Ronnie Mercado Dela Pena, Noli Mercado Dela Pena, Arsenio Mercado Dela Pena; 28 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mel Mercado and Rita Mercado; and her brothers, Nic Mercado and Boy Mercado.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Norma Mercado Santos, Marcin Mercado Guinto; her brother, Pablo Magsino Mercado; her husband of 69 years, Jesus (Jessie) Delrosario Dela Pena; and her seventh child, Eddie Mercado Dela Pena.
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is assisting the family with a cremation.