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Mercedes Bautista Luna/Sanchez


Rochester – Mercedes Bautista/Sanchez of New York NY died August 13, 2021 at age 95 after living with Alzheimer for over 20 years. She died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born June 10 1926 in the Dominican Republic. She was the daughter of Avelardo Bautista and Maria Dolores Luna. She migrated at the age of thirty seven to New York, where over the years she worked in various factories as a seamstress. Mercedes was married to her late husband Rodolfo Sanchez Read for many years when he passed away in 1972.  She is also predeceased by a son Nelson F. Sanchez. They raised their eight children between The Dominican Republic and New York. She is survived by her loving family: Children; Juan Francisco (Diogenia) Bautista, Maria T. (Cesar) Chanlatte, Lino A. Sanchez, Rodolfo A. Sanchez, Pilar Sanchez, Maximo Sanchez, Humberto Sanchez; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nephews, and nieces.

Friends and family may call TUESDAY August 17, 2021 from 9-11 AM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 3325 Winton Rd. S where her Funeral Service will be held 11 AM in the Interfaith Chapel. Interment Ascension Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider donations in her memory to St. Jude’s Children Hospital (WEBSITE) or The Alzheimers Assoc. (WEBSITE)

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