May 9, 1930 ~ June 13, 2021

Celso “Sonny” Mera Jr., May 9, 1930-June 13, 2021. Beloved Father of Valerie, Wayne & Lynn. Loving Grandfather of Michael Jr. & Karissa. Dedicated Korean War Veteran & retired Captain of FDNY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the FDNY Burn Center.


Visitation: June 18, 2021 9:00 - 10:45 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.

Service: June 18, 2021 10:45 am

Branch Funeral Home Smithtown
190 E. Main St.


Calverton National Cemetery
210 Princeton Blvd.

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  1. Such a nice dad of my longest and most valuable friend. He was always willing to pick up at all hours of the night when Lynn and I were in our teens. He was always so nice when I was over spending hours listening to music in Lynn’s room. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. I promise you my dearest dad, until the day we meet again, to honor your legacy and love by living enough for both of us..To bring a smile to every face and lead a life full of Grace. Although it may be hard right now. I know I can….You taught me how…..Forever in my heart..though i’ll miss you know you are happy now reunited with mom….

  3. I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Sonny from childhood to adulthood that will remain close to my heart. From all the holidays and special occasions we spent together where he would set up his camera on a timer to take a group photo, to whooping it up at the Bounty Inn and many bon voyage parties, to his warm and comforting words when my mother was failing. He was a warm and caring person with a great sense of humor. Rest in peace Uncle Sonny. I am comforted knowing you are with the rest of the family in heaven. You will be forever in our hearts. Love, Doreen

  4. candleTo all family of Mike B. Impacted by the loss of Sonny, please remember that he is with Christ and Christ is with us all.

    God bless you all and will keep you all in my prayers 🙏

  5. You were a major part of making me who I am today! I always looked up to you and respected you. You taught me so much about life. Some of my most cherished memories were with you and Nans. While for may be physically no longer here your will live forever in the hearts and memories of so many people. Happy Father’s Day in Heaven you will be always remembered.

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