The family of Preciosa will be hosting a luncheon in her memory after services are concluded at: Parkside Restaurant 107-01 Corona Ave, Corona, NY 11368 (718) 271-9871 A Life Lived in Love: Celebrating the Life of Preciosa Merced On Sunday, March 8, 2020, Preciosa de Peralta Merced, loving mother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend, passed away at the age of 65. Preciosa was born on October 3, 1954 in the Philippines to Jesus and Lucia (Cabanas) de Peralta. Preciosa received her nursing degree from the Baguio General Hospital in Baguio City, Philippines. She moved to New York City in 1987, where she practiced nursing and helped train new generations of health care professionals, until recently retiring in 2017. “Precy”, as she was known to her family, friends, and colleagues, will be remembered for her fierce loyalty and unhesitating advocacy for whom and what she believed in. Foremost in Precy’s unwavering loyalty and devotion was to her daughter, Shellah Yzanne. In addition to her daughter, Precy is survived by her sister, Leticia (de Peralta) Cristal, as well as by several cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nephews, and their respective families. Precy is preceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother, Jesus de Peralta, Jr. Precy will be greatly missed by her family and the many friends she made during the full life that she insisted on experiencing. A funeral mass will be celebrated for her on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Our Lady of the Angelus on 63-63 98th St., Rego Park, NY at 10 o’clock a.m.