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Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park

2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC

OBITUARY

Juana "Cielo" (nee Perez) Figueroa

June 14, 1926January 28, 2020
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Mrs. Juana "Cielo" Figueroa (nee Perez) died peacefully in her home on January 28, 2020 in Lake Wylie, South Carolina at the age of 93.

She is preceded in death by husband Mario Figueroa Sr., son Mario Figueroa Perez, daughter Migna Mercado, son Mario Figueroa Jr., and grandson Raul Bermudez Jr.

Juana is survived by her children, Ileana Miranda (Robert), Luis Figueroa, Madeline Figueroa, Grace Toribio (Miguel), Maria Figueroa, Susanna Herzig (David), Juanita Figueroa, Virginia Cruz (Hector), Santos Figueroa (Cindy), 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Juana was born on June 14, 1926 in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico to Juana and Santos Perez. She married Mario Figueroa Sr. on November 6, 1948 and moved to New York in September 1953. She was a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved passionately and was devoted to her Catholic faith. Her favorite things were reading her Spanish novelas, newspapers, and celebrity magazines, watching "The Price is Right", and bubble wrap.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, North Carolina.

A Catholic mass honoring the life of Juana will be at 10:30 AM on Friday January 31, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Church, 530 SC-274, Clover, South Carolina. Father John Giuliani will officiate. Pallbearers are, Luis Figueroa, Santos Figueroa, Robert Miranda, Hector Cruz, Antonio Maturo, Jimmy Williams Jr., Ricky Diaz Jr. and David Herzig Jr.

The staff at Carothers Funeral Home at Gaston Memorial Park is honored to serve the Figueroa family.

  • FAMILY

  • Juana (Rivera) Perez, Mother (deceased)
  • Santos Perez, Father (deceased)
  • Mario Figueroa Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Mario Figueroa Perez, Son (deceased)
  • Migna Mercado, Daughter (deceased)
  • Mario Figueroa Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Raul Bermudez Jr., Grandson (deceased)
  • Ileana Miranda (Robert), Daughter
  • Luis Figueroa, Son
  • Madeline Figueroa, Daughter
  • Grace Toribio (Miguel), Daughter
  • Maria Figueroa, Daughter
  • Susanna Herzig (David), Daughter
  • Juanita Figueroa, Daughter
  • Virginia Cruz (Hector), Daughter
  • Santos Figueroa (Cindy), Son
  • Juana leaves behind 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Luis Figueroa
  • Santos Figueroa
  • Robert Miranda
  • Hector Cruz
  • Antonio Maturo
  • Jimmy Williams, Jr.
  • Ricky Diaz, Jr.
  • David Herzig, Jr.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Friday, January 31, 2020

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