April 6, 2020
Maria Reyes was born May 7, 1941 to Patricio and Ana Mercedes Reyes in the Dominican Republic. Maria immigrated to the United States in October of 1964 and made a home for her family in New York where she lived out the remaining years of her blessed and beautiful life. Maria worked in retail and as a window designer in Manhattan for many years. With a strong love for helping others, Maria was often found cooking for neighbors, friends and family; as well as having company over to enjoy music, laughs, and conversation. What Maria loved most of all was beautiful flowers and photos of her loved ones. When you walked into her cozy home you would be instantly greeted by family pictures, telling the tales of how loved she was and how deeply she loved others. A true ray of light in the world, a light which was too soon extinguished. Maria returned to the embrace of the Lord on April 6, 2020. Preceded by her late husband Rafael S. Martinez and leaving behind her heartbroken and devoted children Ana M. Rivero and her husband Roney D. Rivero, Dr. Soraya Sawicki and her husband Chet J. Sawicki, Rafael Martinez Jr, and Eddie Martinez and his wife Julissa Perreaux Martinez. Maria was a beloved Grandmother and Great Grandmother to her grandson Roney C. Rivero, her grandson Luis R. Crespo Jr. and his wife Joselyn Crespo and their son Esteban Crespo, her granddaughter Stephanie M. Crespo and her children Kialisse-Shannel Santana, Justin E. Fontanez, and Franco C. Cabrera. her grandson Steven M. Crespo and his wife Casey A. Repetti and their son Steven A. Crespo, her grandson Rafael M. Martinez, her granddaughter Alicha Abreu and her husband Aaron R. Henriquez, her grandson Edriss Martinez, her granddaughter Jayda Lopez and her great grandson Aaron R. Henriquez Jr. Also, survived by her sisters Enriqueta Cabrera and her husband Pedro Cabrera, Altagracia Reyes and her husband Miguel Castillo and all her nieces and nephews. John 11:25,26 “Jesus said, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die” Please light a candle and a say a prayer in her honor in lieu of flowers.
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