Flerida Mercado, 97, of Eatontown, passed away on April 21, 2017 with her daughter by her side. Flerida was born in the Dominican Republic to Basilio and Libia (Eusebio) Frias. Known to many as Niña, she was a compassionate and endearing woman. She loved her family with all of her heart and enjoyed spending her retired years watching the NY Yankees and being with her great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents, her brothers; Fernando, Rafael, and Cesar, and her sister Francia. She is survived by her sister, Gladys Rojas, beloved daughter, Dinorah Muñoz and her husband Pedro of Eatontown, her grandsons; Nestor Bodden and wife Angela of Surprise, AZ and Percy Muñoz and wife Angela of Millstone, NJ and her adoring great-grandchildren, Lorenzo and Amelia. Visitation will be held at the Braun Funeral Home, 106 Broad St., Eatontown, NJ on Monday April 24th from 2-4PM & 7-9PM. Cremation will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Flerida’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please visit Flerida’s memorial website at braunfuneralhome.com.