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Marie Mercedes Gralino "Mercy" Leger Monaco
Birth: Dec. 30, 1933
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 11, 2011
Jefferson County
Texas, USA

M. Mercedes "Mercy" Leger Gralino Monaco
December 30, 1933 - May 11, 2011

Daughter of
Ferroil Leger
Emetile Duplechain Leger

Widow of Marriage to & Father of Her Children
Bernard "Ben" Joseph Gralino

Widow of Marriage to
Charles M. Monaco

Mother of
James Ferroil Gralino
Thomas Lynn Gralino

Grandmother of
Gabrielle Gralino

Step-Grandmother to
James Watkins
Kassie Watkins
Carolyn Watkins

Levoys "Lee" Leger Venable
Lenray James Leger
Eucarice "Tee" Leger Foret
Leroy Joseph Leger

Special Godmother by Heart To
Gale Venable Doerfler

Paternal Grandparents
Augustine Leger, III
Julia Dugin Leger

Maternal Grandparents
Duplex Duplechain
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.

Family links: 
  Ferroil Leger (1893 - 1974)
  Emetile Duplechain Leger (1904 - 1976)
  Bernard Joseph Gralino (1911 - 1971)
  Charles M Monaco (1928 - 2000)
  Leroy Joseph Leger (1924 - 1997)*
  Eurarice Leger Foret (1926 - 1998)*
  Marie Mercedes Gralino Leger Monaco (1933 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 11
Created by: Kathy S. Savoie
Record added: May 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69723854
Marie Mercedes Gralino Mercy <i>Leger</i> Monaco
Added by: Kathy S. Savoie
Marie Mercedes Gralino Mercy <i>Leger</i> Monaco
Added by: Kathy S. Savoie
Marie Mercedes Gralino Mercy <i>Leger</i> Monaco
Added by: Kathy S. Savoie
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Rest In Peace My Dear Cousin
- Gloria Venable-Estilette
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
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
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