Martha "Martita" Octaviani

12 April, 195719 October, 2019

On October 19, 2019, Martha “Martita” Octaviani, beloved mother of two, from Lake Mary, Florida, passed away at the age of 62.

Martha was born on April 12, 1957 to Hector and Marta Octaviani in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Martha earned degrees at the University of Puerto Rico and Seminole State College which allowed her to work as a Pediatric Nurse and later as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She was an active member of Nativity Catholic Church and enjoyed singing in the church contemporary choir.

Martha would often be seen tending to her herb garden outside, spending time with her children, and never ever being still. Martha was a true champion to her children throughout her life.

Martha was preceded in death by her father, Hector Octaviani, as well as her loved ones, Gerard Drolet and Rafaela Drolet. She is survived by her beloved mother, Marta Octaviani; her daughter, Jeanette Rodriguez; her son, Anthony Rodriguez; her daughter in law, Shannon Rodriguez; her brothers, Hector Octaviani, Jorge Cortes, Dante Octaviani; her sister, Denise Octaviani; Mr. Jose Rodriguez; Daisy – the teeny teacup cat, several nieces and nephews, and many other loved ones.

A viewing/memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 4-9 pm at Baldwin Fairchild Oaklawn Chapel, 5000 County Road 46A, Sanford, FL 32771. A brief prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Nativity Catholic Church, which is located at 3255 North Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Longwood, FL 32750. We welcome all those whose lives were touched by Martita to come celebrate her life on both of these days.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in honor of Martita at a webpage created in her honor by the foundation. See the following link:

Martita: "I can no longer see you with my eyes touch you with my hands but I will feel you in my heart forever." Te queremos mucho.


  • Visitation Wednesday, 23 October , 2019
  • Wake Service Wednesday, 23 October , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 9 November , 2019


Martha "Martita" Octaviani

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Rosabel Ortiz

March 18, 2020

Acabo de saber de la muerte de mi querida Martha. Por alguna razon que desconozco hoy me levante pensando en ella. Le escribi a su inbox como acostumbrabamos hacerlo pero tuve la otra opcion de ir a su pagina a dejarle un mensaje. Then I found out that she pass away in october. My condolences to her family and kids. I knew her lots of years ago by the "Futuras Amas de Casa High School Organization" . We became really good friends . She will be remember always. Sad day for me. Im from Ponce but live in Texas long time ago.

Edgar Díaz

November 6, 2019

Marta and I attended to kindergarden (Nuestra Señora de Lourdes) and the University of Puerto Rico High School (UHS, 1973-1975). Her smile sparkled consistently along her maturity and sense of camaraderie. I never heard of Marta involved in controversy or argument. Never. Again: Marta was a sparkling smile and a keen sense of camaraderie. On behalf of my spouse Lisa (whom also graduated from the UHS) and I, please receive a heartfelt message of solidarity.

Mr. & Mrs. MiguelArturo Octaviani

October 21, 2019

Thank you Martita for your wonderful smile & big heart! You will go far in heaven! "Until we meet again..."
Love, Lisa, Mickey, Madeline, Josh, Nico & Kathleen!