Springfield - Mercedes Davila Melecio, 79, departed this life on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Mercedes was born in Dorado, Puerto Rico on February 1, 1940 to her parents Roman Davila and Telefora Melecio. She enjoyed gardening, arts and crafts, collecting trinkets. Mercedes was predeceased by her husband Rafael Ortiz on August 13, 2016. Mercedes is survived by her loving sister Edelmira Davila, her three children, Angel R. Kuilan and his wife Maria of Lansing, Kansas, Aixa Kuilan and Sonia N. Pagan of Springfield. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Rosa Kuilan, Felipe Carrasquillo, Angel Kuilan II, Kenneth Pagan, Vanessa Adorno, and Ciara Pagan. She also leaves behind twelve great grandchildren and many friends and family who will dearly miss her. She resided in Springfield for over forty years and retired to Puerto Rico in 1999, eventually returning to Springfield to be with family. The family would like to thank the Mercy Life Pace Program for the care, companionship and friendships that she enjoyed while participating in the program. Calling hours will be on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm at North End Funeral Home & Cremation Services 130 Carew Street Springfield, MA 01104. Disposition will be at the convenience of the family.
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