|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1933|
St. Landry Parish
|Death: ||May 11, 2011|
M. Mercedes "Mercy" Leger Gralino Monaco
December 30, 1933 - May 11, 2011
Emetile Duplechain Leger
Widow of Marriage to & Father of Her Children
Bernard "Ben" Joseph Gralino
Widow of Marriage to
Charles M. Monaco
James Ferroil Gralino
Thomas Lynn Gralino
Levoys "Lee" Leger Venable
Lenray James Leger
Eucarice "Tee" Leger Foret
Leroy Joseph Leger
Special Godmother by Heart To
Gale Venable Doerfler
Augustine Leger, III
Julia Dugin Leger
Euchariste Bourque Duplechain
M. Mercedes Leger (Gralino) Monaco, 77, of Port Arthur, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.
She was born December 30, 1933, in Cankton, Louisiana to Ferroil Leger and Emetile Duplechin Leger. She has been a resident of Port Arthur over 50 years.
"Mercy", better known to friends and family, owned and operated Gralines Diner with her husband, Bernard Gralino, on Gulfway Drive. Ben and Mercy proudly served daily lunches and dinner to employees of Gulf State Utilities (GSU), Port Arthur Gas Company, Port Arthur jail detainees, and Thomas Jefferson students.
She was a member of The Department Club, Iota Iota Chapter, Italian Club, Texaco Retirees, Chevron Retirees Association, Red Hat Club, Christian Women, Golden Triangle Square and Round Dance Association, and was a volunteer for Hospice.
Mercy is preceded in death by her parents, Ferroil and Emetile Duplechain Leger, husbands Bernard Gralino and Charles Monaco, sister Eucarice "Tee" Foret and brother Leroy Leger.
She is survived by her sons Thomas and wife Danese Gralino of Groves, Texas, and James and wife Imia (Denise) Gralino, of Nederland, Texas, granddaughter Gabrielle Gralino of Groves and step-grandchildren James, Kassie, and Carolyn Watkins of Nederland. Sister Levoys "Lee" and husband R.J. Venable of Spring, Texas, brother Lenray and wife Gwen Leger of Louisiana, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are R. J. Venable, l. J. Judice, Lenray Leger, Glen Mabry, August Foret, Mark Doerfler, James Watkins.
Ferroil Leger (1893 - 1974)
Emetile Duplechain Leger (1904 - 1976)
Bernard Joseph Gralino (1911 - 1971)
Charles M Monaco (1928 - 2000)
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section 11
Created by: Kathy S. Savoie
Record added: May 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69723854
Thinking of you for your Birthday. Gale miss talking to you. She could use you right now. Hug our Dad for us. Miss you and love you.|
Gale and Fay
Added: Dec. 30, 2012
Aunt Mercy, You are a diamond to us. We always think of you as Beautiful and Elegant Lady. You have been Missed. Love|
Gale and Fay
Added: Sep. 12, 2012
We miss you and love you. Give our Dad a hug.|
Gale and fay
Added: Dec. 30, 2011
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