OBITUARY

Gloria Mariota

February 19, 1926May 13, 2018

Gloria was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, on February 19,1926 to Geronimo and Josepha Rivera. She had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Three years after graduating from high school in Aibonito, at the age of 21, Gloria convinced her Father and Mother to let her go to New York City (NYC) to live with a cousin, where she became a seamstress. Shortly after her arrival in NYC she met the love of her life on a blind date and their journey began. Gloria married Julio Manuel Mariota, whom she referred to as "Manolin", in 1950. After marriage they moved to Mexico City for Manolin's work. They stayed in Mexico City for 6 years and were blessed to have their first two children, Manuel and Rene. From Mexico City they journeyed back to Puerto Rico for a short period, finally settling their family on the West Coast in 1955. Gloria and Manolin lived in Chula Vista, where they were blessed with their second two children, Josie and Yvonne. In 1992 Gloria was widowed, she lost the love of her life and best friend. Gloria was incredibly strong during this time, she never lost her passion and commitment to take care of her family. Gloria had spiritual strength, a determination for life, for giving to others, and for taking care of her children and grandchildren. The passion to take care of family was shared with her Mother in Law "Mama", they formed a special bond, and together spent each day watching, feeding, transporting grandchildren and loving every minute of their experiences. In Gloria's spare time she loved to cook and sew. She was famous for her empanadillas, flan, and pastelon. On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 with her family by her side, Gloria passed away at her home. Gloria has joined "Manolin" in heaven to continue their everlasting journey. Gloria is survived by her loving children sons Manuel and Rene Mariota, daughters Josie Alatorre, Yvonne Carlson, grandchildren Anthony Mariota, Kristine Pierce, Daniel Alatorre, Valerie Artar, Michelle Alatorre, Sean Mariota, Ryan Mariota, Lindsey Correia, Lauren Carlson, Jaycee Carlson, great grandsons Joey and Josh Pierce, and brothers Louie and Miguel Rivera.

  • FAMILY

  • Manuel Mariota, Son
  • Rene Mariota, Son
  • Josie Alatorre, Daughter
  • Yvonne Carlson, Daughter
  • Louie Rivera, Brother
  • Miguel Rivera, Brother
  • Grandchildren: Anthony Mariota, Kristine Pierce, Daniel Alatorre, Valerie Artar, Michelle Alatorre, Sean Mariota, Ryan Mariota, Lindsey Correia, Lauren Carlson, Jaycee Carlson. Great Grandchildren: Joey & Josh Pierce

Services

  • Viewing & Vigil Sevice Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, May 22, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gloria Mariota

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Damaris F. Torres

May 20, 2018

Sra. Bonita.
Doy gracias a Dios por darme el privilegio de conocerla y convivir con usted mas de tres años en los cuales nuestro trato era muy bonito, Siempre nos llevábamos muy bien, no podía ser de otra manera pues era puro amor.
Recuerdo que me decía mija porque me tratas tan bien y me cuidas tanto, y yo le contestaba es porque la quiero mucho mi sra bonita, ella sonreía y me decía yo también te quiero mucho mija, le gustaba mucho platicarme de cuando vivía en Puerto Rico y cuando se vino a New York donde conoció a su esposo Manolin como ella lo nombraba cariñosamente, también cuando vivió muy feliz en la Cd de México, me encantaba que me contara sus vivencias y a ella le gustaba que yo la escuchara.
Todavía me parece increíble lo rápido que se nos fue.
Dios me dio la bendición de estar con ella hasta el último instante de su vida, tuve la oportunidad de orar por ella y entregarsela a nuestro Dios y cuando terminé de orar suspiró, su rostro reflejaba mucha paz.
La vamos a extrañar mucho pero sabemos que mientras recordemos con mucho amor a nuestros seres queridos que se nos adelantaron no se Irán del todo siempre vivirán en nuestros corazones.
Con mucho amor mi Sra. Bonita...

Wayne Morales

May 20, 2018

I will always remember my Nina Gloria’s smile and love she gave everyone. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to all the family. May she rest in peace.
Wayne Morales & Family (Rodrigo, Paquita and Rod)

Danielle Morone

May 16, 2018

Our family was incredibly blessed to witness Gloria's devotion to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Whether through a simple squeeze of the hand, or a slice of her homemade flan or helping of perfectly fried tostones, Gloria knew how to make you feel her love. Our memories of her will be cherished, and we send our love to her family.

Maria Magdalena Campos

May 16, 2018

Una hija, esposa, madre, abuela y bisabuela siempre amorosa.
Su corazón nació bondadoso para todos, fue una gran mujer.
Yo estuve a su lado por poco tiempo pero fue muy fácil aprender a quererla, fueron muchas las noches en que me platicaba las vivencias de su juventud desde que salio de Puerto Rico para ir a New York donde conocio a su "Manuelin" como ella lo llamaba y que meses despues se convirtió en su esposo.
Lo feliz que fue cuando vivió en México DF. ya que fue madre allá, al pasar los años siendo ya abuela hiba a recojer a sus nietos a la escuela y me decia "Volaba en el carro" y se reia de acordarse.
Disfruto a cada uno de ellos al igual que a sus 2 pequeños bisnietos le brillaban los ojos de alegría cuando los miraba.
Goze de su compañía con sus alegrías y tristezas, otras veces de su silencio hasta que me decia... Ya te dormiste? Se volteaba a verme y nos reíamos de su pregunta.
Voy a extrañarla mucho porque no la veré más pero estará presente por siempre en mi corazón.
Con Amor. Magdalena

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

>>>>> Gloria was born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, on February 19,1926 to Geronimo and Josepha Rivera. She had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Three years after graduating from high school in Aibonito, at the age of 21, Gloria convinced her Father and Mother to let her go to New York City (NYC) to live with a cousin, where she became a seamstress. Shortly after her arrival in NYC she met the love of her life on a blind date and their journey began. Gloria married Julio Manuel Mariota, whom she referred to as "Manolin", in 1950. After marriage they moved to Mexico City for Manolin's work. They stayed in Mexico City for 6 years and were blessed to have their first two children, Manuel and Rene. From Mexico City they journeyed back to Puerto Rico for a short period, finally settling their family on the West Coast in 1955. Gloria and Manolin lived in Chula Vista, where they were blessed with their second two children, Josie and Yvonne. In 1992 Gloria was widowed, she lost the love of her life and best friend. Gloria was incredibly strong during this time, she never lost her passion and commitment to take care of her family. Gloria had spiritual strength, a determination for life, for giving to others, and for taking care of her children and grandchildren. The passion to take care of family was shared with her Mother in Law "Mama", they formed a special bond, and together spent each day watching, feeding, transporting grandchildren and loving every minute of their experiences. In Gloria's spare time she loved to cook and sew. She was famous for her empanadillas, flan, and pastelon. On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 13, 2018 with her family by her side, Gloria passed away at her home. Gloria has joined "Manolin" in heaven to continue their everlasting journey. Gloria is survived by her loving children sons Manuel and Rene Mariota, daughters Josie Alatorre, Yvonne Carlson, grandchildren Anthony Mariota, Kristine Pierce, Daniel Alatorre, Valerie Artar, Michelle Alatorre, Sean Mariota, Ryan Mariota, Lindsey Correia, Lauren Carlson, Jaycee Carlson, great grandsons Joey and Josh Pierce, and brothers Louie and Miguel Rivera.