Romanita Cortes

February 2, 1933July 1, 2018

Ramonita (Monin) Cortes

Wife of Confessor (deceased)

Mother of: Lenore Morales (Eddie), the late Tomas Calez (Terri), Maritza Rivera (Wilfredo), Aciades Rivas (Julio), the late Marilyn Young (Al), Maximino, Maria Lopez, Lillian Webb (the late Paul), Jose (Nancy), Jeannette, Wanda Reddy (Jim), Sandra Cruz (Moises), Glenda Rader (Rick), Angelica Rojas.

Sister to: Fannie, Pedro, Jessie, Rizara, Rosie, Mario and Manuel.

Grandmother of 39; Great grandmother of 61 and great-great grandmother of 6.

Ramonita (Monin) lived with her daughter Jeannette (Jonito) who take care of her until the day the Lord received her. She came to Cleveland from Puerto Rico at a young age. She settled on the near West Side of Cleveland where she and her husband shared their love of Spanish cooking by opening two restaurants. She loved when her 14 children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren gathered around her to enjoy meals and making great memories. On Saturdays her daughters would pick her up and they would spend their day thrift store shopping. She loved the Lord, attending church services, writing poetry and keeping a written account of her life. She would write on any available surface including the bottom of chairs. Monin was loved by many and loved everyone with all of her heart. She was well known for her hugs and kisses. Mami our love and admiration for you is unmeasurable. When we spoke, your goodbyes lasted almost as long as the conversations themselves. What we would not do for one more goodbye. Bendicion Ma.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, July 7, 2018

Romanita Cortes

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