Newkirk & Whitney Funeral Home

318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT


Katiria Quintana

August 15, 1985June 18, 2019
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A beloved daughter, mother, sister and friend, Katiria Quintana, 33, of Manchester, went to sleep on June 18, 2019. She was born on August 15, 1985 in Hartford, the daughter of Angel F. Quintana. She attended Manchester High School, class of 2003. She continued her education graduating from Manchester Community College, 2008 and Eastern Connecticut State University with a Bachelors of Science Degree-Psychology. She worked at Vinfen Corporation of Connecticut as an Assistant Program Director of Freedom House.

Katiria’s career, as many other aspects of her life, revolved around caring for others. The people she supported have flourished and grown in the face of adversity. Much of this is the direct result of the love and compassion that Katiria showed each day. She will be remembered by all whom she worked with as a loving soul and will live on in the success of those whom she cared for and worked alongside her.

Katira had a very close connection to her “Pa”. She would never be too far from him as a child and an adult. Katiria would always come by the house to see him and if she wasn’t able to she would make it a point to stop by his job. She would also get advice from him but most importantly she would always crack jokes to make him smile. When Josiah was born she would bring him to his job and tell Josiah this is where you can always find Grandpa.

Katiria expressed herself at times through artistry and creativity. Not only did she paint on oil with canvas, she also expressed herself with pencil, pen and charcoal drawings.

Katiria is survived by her Pa, Angel F Quintana, his wife Laurie and her son Josiah E Quintana-Otero. She leaves behind her grandmother, Mercedes Colon and her 7 sisters and 1 brother, Christy, Karen, Kateline, Angelica, Maria-Isabel, Maritza, Sonia, her baby brother Angel (Papi) and her step-mother, Maria Rivera. She is also survived by her cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, family dog Remy and her dog Cooper.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Newkirk & Whitney of East Hartford 318 Burnside Ave. East Hartford CT 06108. Calling hours will be Saturday, June 29th from 10am-2pm with a memorial service at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you consider donations to her son Josiah E. Quintana-Otero toward his education and future needs. An account has been set up at American Eagle Federal Credit Union, Routing number 211176891, Account number 2715160817.


  • Angel and Laurie Quintana, Father
  • Josiah Quintana-Otero, Son
  • Christy, Karen, Kateline, Angelica, Maria-Isabel, Maritza, Sonia, and Angel, Siblings
  • Mercedes Colon, Grandmother
  • Maria Rivera, Step-Mother
  • She is also survived by her cousins, nieces, and nephews.


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Babbette Mabe

June 29, 2019

What true gift from God you are and I will forever carry you in my heart. Your love and compassion will forever live through us. The time we had here on Earth was truely a blessing. You sitting there coloring with the girls and laughing and not to mention our trip to pilot mountain was a blast. It truely is heart breaking that your time on Earth is through but never question that God needed you more. We will carry your memory and that beautiful smile with is till our last days. Sending love and prayers to all who had the pleasure of knowing you. Love you always and forever Babs Cody Rhiley Anastasia Anjelina and Rhaegan

Lisa Boyle

June 28, 2019


Although we never saw “eye-to-eye”, my brother and family had a special place in there hearts for you. I wish for you eternal peace and happiness for your son Josiah. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during thing difficult time for them.

Lisa (Jimmy’s sister)

Jim Burke jr

June 28, 2019

I know I wasn't in many pictures in your tribute... However, I know..and a lot of the family knows I was a Big part of your life hun.. I still remember your name being called at graduation...and I yelled, "you rock my world baby"! Threw out the yrs and many holidays with my family.. You will, and forever will be my first love.. The only woman I've ever asked to take my name and marry me... I know that love never died, even though our lives went on different paths.. I remember it like it was yesterday being on top of the volcano in Maui with you watching one of the most beautiful sun rises in the world, st. John's, the Caribbean... So many memories with you hun.. I might not be in this obituary, but I know I will forever be in your heart...as you will exist in mine for the rest of my days.. I will miss you more than anybody knows... To everyone with the last name Quintana.. You know how much I loved this woman...

Seriah Williams

June 26, 2019

To My Favorite Titi ,
I will miss you, thank you for everything you did for me, I will always remember you ❤️ I remember my first time skiing with you and Tio, I had so much fun. And I will always keep the special painting you made for me on my birthday 5-22-19

Nik Otero

June 22, 2019

The times we spent together were full of memorable moments from helping others that we worked together with, to helping each other build the relationship over the years.

We’ve given each other many first time experiences and with loving them all the greatest one being our first born son. I will go on and share likes values and morals as I raise Josiah keeping you alive through him learning and knowing how much of a great woman and mother you are.

Gloribel Gonzalez

June 22, 2019

My beloved cousin Katiria, you were such a strong prideful mother and woman. Although we were cousins it always felt like you were my sister. You will always be my red headed twin.

Girl, you fought hard against your battle with breast cancer. You taught me never to give up and remain hopeful. You fought hard for your son, Josiah. You always wanted to become a mother and you remained strong for him. He will be loved and will always know how much you loved him.

While your passing saddens me, I know that you are resting in eternal peace. I will love you always and forever. ❤️❤️❤️

Saisha “sha” Smith

June 21, 2019

My condolences go out to Katiria’s family. My heart breaks for my little cousin baby Josiah. May you always remember your beautiful mother. So glad that our babies brought us together via texting to share our journey through first time motherhood. I will hug my babe a little extra just for you and Josiah. You will always be his protector.

Rev. Pérsida Rivera-Méndez

June 19, 2019

Katiria it was so good to see you and Josiah at worship on Sunday, June 9th. You had a radiant smile and so much love for your baby boy. I am glad you found comfort at the church and felt the love from God and the church family. We are sadden that you left this earth too soon, but we know that you are in the tender loving arms of the Creator who is showering you with love, peace and comfort. You rest in peace beautiful. You are now your son Josiah guardian angel. With love as I remember your beautiful smile and sweet spirit. Glad we connected again before God called you home.

Lucy Taveras

June 19, 2019

I am so glad that our church was a place of peace and comfort for you. I am glad that you felt welcomed and loved. I am sad that I didn't know how short your time would be. Sleep with the angels, you are now with your maker. A beautiful person inside and out. Rest in peace.

Ashlee Otero

June 19, 2019

You were such a Great Sister & law, The greatest Titi to my girls, An amazing Mom to my First Nephew ! Words can’t describe how much you meant to me. I love you and will forever remember all the memories we have and all the talks we had. I keep thinking of your sweet voice, your laugh and beautiful smile! Looking at your pictures and watching the videos you sent me of Josiah so I can hear your voice, re-reading your texts and just thinking you’ll respond back. When We last spoke Sunday its like god made sure I got that chance to speak with you before it was time because we kept playing phone tag, it’s like who would of known that would be the last time we got a chance to speak. that phone call keeps replying in my mind I miss you so much already!
I love you sis ❤️❤️❤️