Santa Martinez took her last breath the morning of Wednesday, March 21, 2012. She was born February 24, 1939 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and had just celebrated her 73rd birthday. she moved to New York city in the mid 1950's with her mom, Ana Ramirez, where she got married. She and her husband, had five daughters, Elizabeth Bonilla, Ibeth Martinez, Janette Almirall, Annette Martinez, and Elaine Martinez. From them she got to enjoy 15 grandchildren ranging in age from 11 to 33 and 14 great-grandchildren, the oldest just turned fourteen. She loved her sons-in-law and let them know it every chance she got. Her vibrant personality was contagious! Santa never met a stranger. She was always smiling and ready to share. Santa taught her daughters the finer points of being a "lady" by example. A lady was never complete without her lipstick, jewelry, and matching shoes - and they learned those lessons as well as all who know them will confirm. Even in these latter months of illness, while living in a facility, her room was the most colorful and stylishly decorated, so said the facility employees who totally enjoyed her "joie de vivre'. She will be truly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at Dobbs Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Mullins, officiating.
Angel Without A Halo
You are an Angel without a halo, but in my heart I can see it glow
I feel all the love you send my way just so you can brighten my day
It's the little things you say and do, that show the Angel inside of you
Giving so much beyond compare, showing me that you always care
Even without having wings to fly, you are able to lift my spirit high
Taking me from darkness to light, carrying me like and Angel in flight
Protecting my heart from despair; as an angel you are there
You bring messages of God's love just like and angel sent from above
To give peace and comfort within, knowing I can find strength in Him
You are a blessing to me so dear, I know wherever I am you are near,
You don't have a halo or two wings but you give all that an Angel brings
You will always be an Angel of mine, as in my heart you will forever shine
Beautiful........she will be missed.
Beautiful Elaine.... May she R I Paridise.... Love u....
That is beautiful, Elaine!! I am sure your mom is looking at you and smiling, saying " I did a great job" I'm deeply sorry for your loss... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!! May God continue to bless her and open the gates of heaven for her! - Bibi
Mis mas sentido pésame a ti y tu familia.
Beautiful poem for a beautiful lady!! She lived a very blessed and fulfilling life!! I will keep the family in prayers!! May Mrs. Martinez R.I.P. God Bless.
Blessings to you all. Diane Sawyer
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