In Memoriam
Denise Mertz Ferrante

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Long Funeral Home

Denise Mertz Ferrante

December 15, 1962 - November 13, 2011

Denise Mertz Ferrante, 48, of Bethlehem, passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 13, 2011, in Bethlehem.

Born in Coaldale, Denise was the daughter of Gary and Dolores “Dee” (Schwab) Mertz, Sr. of Bethlehem. She was a graduate of Lehighton High School, and worked as a certified nurse’s aide at Cedarbrook Nursing Home. She greatly enjoyed being with her family and cooking wonderful meals for them.

Survivors: parents; daughters Heather Mertz of Bethlehem, Stephanie Schwoyer of Macungie; brother Gary Mertz, Jr., of Harrisburg; niece Megan; great-nephew Elijah.

Services: Funeral Service 10:30 AM Friday at Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, 18018, where friends may call from 9:00 AM until time of services. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Allentown. Please sign the online guestbook at