Serafin Mercado Sr. of Newman passed away Friday, Sept. 7, at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.

He was 84.

Mr. Mercado was a native of Mexico. He lived in Newman for 47 years. He was a farm laborer for 66 years.

He is survived by his wife, Roselia Mercado of Newman; three sons, Benjamin Mercado (Lupe) of Newman, Serafin Mercado Jr. (Julia) of Atwater and Jorge Mercado of Turlock; four daughters, Josefina Mercado, Martha Luquin (Samuel), Mirella Cervin (Jesus) and Luz Maria Perez, all of Newman; a sister, Elvira Rodriguez of Mexico; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jesus Mercado; and a brother, Reynaldo Mercado.

Visitation will be held today (Thursday) from 5-7 p.m. at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church, Newman, with a rosary to follow.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, at St. Joachim’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Hills Ferry Cemetery.

Hillview Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.