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Maria Ortiz

Maria Virgen Ortiz (Espada)

Saturday, March 25th, 1939 - Friday, August 23rd, 2019
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Maria Virgen (Espada) Ortiz

Of Worcester, formerly of Waltham passed away Friday August 24th, 2019 at the age of 80.

Born on March 25, 1939 in Coamo, Puerto Rico; beloved daughter of the late Ernesto Espada and Maria Mercedes Bonilla, Maria was raised in Puerto Rico and lived most of her life in Waltham before moving to Worcester for a short period.

Maria had a strong faith in her God and was an active and devoted parishoner of Saint Mary's Parish in Waltham.

She had a love for music and dancing. Family was always a central focus of her life and she enjoyed all the time spent with family and friends.

Maria is survived by her devoted and loving children Judith "Judy" Ortiz of Worcester and Luis Ortiz of Dudley; her cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren Janet L. Ortiz, Javier L. Hernandez, Jean Carlos Hernandez, Jessica I. Hernandez, Georgia M. Niforos-Ortiz, Andreas D. Niforos-Ortiz, Christian A. Sanches, Juan D. Sanches, Destiney J. Sanches, Isaac Jimenez, Orlando the III Jimenez and the late Janeiraliz Aaliyah Echevarria; her dear sister Auria E. Espada and her late brother Miguel A. Espada; and her nieces & nephews; Magda Figueroa, Lilliam Figueroa, Omar A. Figueroa, Daisy Espada, Miguel Espada, and Tomas Espada

Relatives & Friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Service in celebration of Maria’s Life in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home, 773 Moody Street, WALTHAM, MA on Friday August 30th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held immediately following the service at Calvary Cemetery in Waltham. Visiting Hours will be held in the Brasco & Sons Memorial Funeral Home on Thursday August 29th from 6 - 9 p.m. Parking attendants will be on duty.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, August 29th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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  • Service

    Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel Waltham
    773 Moody St.
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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    Reverend Angel Marerro
  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery Waltham
    250 High Street
    WALTHAM, MA 02453
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Tina Niforos Piliouras

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I’m so saddened by your loss

Evelyn Torres

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Virgin descanse en paz siempre. My condolences to the family.

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