Aura E. Mercer
Amherst- Aura Esther Mercer 76, died July 22, 2022 suddenly at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield.
Born on May 12, 1946 in La Romana, Dominican Republic she was a daughter of the late Jabez Reginald Mercer and Inges Lucille (Wheatley) Mercer. Aura was an Amherst resident for over 50 years. A graduate of U MASS Amherst, Aura received her Master’s Degree in Education Antioch University New England, in Keene, NH. Aura was a Bilingual Clinical Licensed Social Worker, employed at the Clinical and Support Options Inc., Florence, MA.
Aura is survived by two brothers, Roberto Mercer and Alfonso Mercer; three sisters, Dora Mercer Rijo, Iris Mercer, Celeste Mercer; many nieces , nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces , nephews , extended family in Brooklyn , NY, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Atlanta, and Pennsylvania.
Funeral services will be held Thursday July 28,2022
At 1:00PM at the Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St., Amherst. Rabbi Ben Weiner officiant. Burial will take place at Cementerio Romana Calle, Duarte, Dominican, Republic. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Jewish Community of Amherst. Donation forms are available online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 985 Main St., Agawam is entrusted with final arrangements.