Ismael Mercado, Sr., 66, of New Haven died suddenly at his home on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was the beloved husband of Rosa Peña Mercado. Ismael was born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico on August 13, 1955, a son of the late Gregorio Mercado and the late Fidelina Soto, and had resided in New Haven for over thirty five years. He is also survived by two daughters, Mayra Mercado and Daisy Mercado, a son, Ismael Mercado, Jr., all of New Haven, three sisters, Lydia, Generosa and Isabel "Chave" Mercado, two brothers, Juan A. "Plomo" López and Carmelo Pérez, also of Hatillo, and eleven grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother Carmelo Mercado. Funeral services for Ismael are private, and have been entrusted to the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. www.washinbgtonmemorialfh.com
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