Friday, April 25, 2014

Juanita Aviles Portalatin

Juanita Aviles Portalatín, a long-time resident of Altamonte Springs, Florida, and a native of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, passed away peacefully in her sleep and joined our Heavenly Father on the early morning of Friday, April 18, 2014.  We are comforted in knowing our Beloved “Juani,” as she was endearingly called, believed in and loved our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and we look forward to seeing her again in our own Heavenly Homecoming according to God’s will.
 Juanita is survived by her:  brother Antonio Dorta; sister Carmen Iris Dorta; sons Juan, Jesus, Richard, Gilbert, and William Portalatín, daughter Cynthia M. Lamb, 11 grand- children, 13 great-grand-children, 2 great-great-grand-children, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Portalatín (April 16, 1928 – September 27, 1995).  She is deeply loved and greatly missed by all who knew her.  
Juanita was a strong matriarch for her family. When she was younger, her home was often filled with the sounds of music, laughter, domino games, and large gatherings of family and friends enjoying delicious Caribbean food and “Café con Leche.”  She had a great love for her children, her children’s children, and the children of others as evidenced in her service as a foster parent in New York and Florida.  Some of her favorite pastimes included sewing, Bingo, fill-in puzzles, and watching her favorite action actor, Chuck Norris and the “Sabado Gigante” variety show on television. She traveled quite a bit with her husband, Juan, whom she affectionately called “Nito”, and lived in various states to include New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the territory of Puerto Rico, and finally settling in Florida in the late 1980’s.  In her later years, she lived a quiet life in Central Florida with her youngest son, William.
We are grateful for your presence, all of your prayers, kind words, and sentiments.
Services:  Saturday, April 26, at Dobbs Funeral Home in Orlando, (viewing at 11am and Memorial Service at noon).  Interment:  1:30pm at Orlando Memorial Gardens.


Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss; please accept my deepest sympathy. I hope you will find your strength and comfort in Jesus’ promises of the earthly resurrection(:Acts 24:15) and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will have to mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4; Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4.

Anonymous said...

Portalatin family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May she rest in peace. Juanita is now with Don Juanito together once more. Together before, together again watching over their famiy from above.
Mariano Camacho Jr and family.