Mercedes A. Moughan, 79, of Hellertown (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

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Mercedes A. Moughan, 79, of Hellertown, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at her residence at Saucon Valley Manor. She was the wife of Joseph A. Moughan. Mercedes was born in Fountain Hill on Feb. 4, 1938 to the late J. David and Carmen (Araujo) Machain. She worked for 17 years at Lehigh University in the Career Center as a secretary until retiring. Prior to that she worked for the CIA in Virginia, where she met her husband. Mercedes was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Hellertown, and served as Eucharistic Minister, sang in its choir and was involved with the RCIA.


In addition to her husband of 53 years: children: Christopher J. (Lisa J.) Moughan of Hellertown, Tara M. (Miguel A.) Moughan Nieto of Fountain Hill, Marlee Wilson of Hellertown; siblings: Rev. David B. Machain of Norristown, Joseph S. (Nancy) Machain of New Palestine, Ind., Elizabeth C. Turbedsky of Allentown; grandchildren: Andrew J. Nieto, Connor P. Moughan, Liam J. Moughan, Madison S. Wilson, Aidan J. Wilson, Maya C. Nieto and Sofia C. Nieto; close friend: Christine Andrejko of Philadelphia. She was predeceased by son: Sean; siblings: Joseph F., Rev. Alex D., Guadalupe C. and Sister Mary Alexander, SSJ.


Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 and 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour Friday will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at her church, 1408 Easton Road, Hellertown. The interment will be held privately at the Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Theresa’s School Scholarship Fund, 300 Leonard St., Hellertown, PA 18055 and/or Bethlehem Catholic Scholarship Fund, 2133 Madison Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017.

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