Neill Funeral Home


Maria T. Excia

July 24, 1939September 27, 2020

Maria Trinidad Excia of Harrisburg, PA passed away in the hospital on September 27, 2020 at the age of 81. Maria was born in Puerto Rico to Juana Gonzalez and Domingo Excia in 1939. Maria was a beloved mother and grandmother and is survived by 5 children, Junior, Vivian, Elison, Virginio and Cindy; 12 grandchildren, Jose, Anthony, Elison, Brandon, Dillon, Matthew, Nicco, Ana, Armani, Lorenzo and Gemma; and 3 great grandchildren, Deakyn, Jolene and Jionni. Maria enjoyed cooking delicious puerto rican meals for her family and loved watching game shows. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, October 3, 2020 in Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street in Harrisburg, PA. Burial will be at Middletown Cemetery, Middletown. A viewing will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday October 2, 2020 at the funeral home.


  • Junior, Vivian, Elison, Virginio, and Cindy, Children
  • Jose', Anthony, Elison, Brandon, Dillon, Matthew, Nicco, Ana, Armani, Lorenzo, and Gemma, Grandchildren
  • Deakyn, Jolene, and Jionni, great grandchildren
  • Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Juana Gonzalez and Domingo Excia.

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  • Viewing

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020


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Jessie Castillo

October 4, 2020

My dear friend Cindy and family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet your mom, but I can say without a doubt she was a strong, compassionate, and caring person simply because those qualities shone through in you Cindy! May God give all of you the strength to gracefully continue on.

Much love.


Virginio Rodriguez Jr

October 3, 2020

To my beloved mother

Mami, I want to thank you for the man you made me today. As I’m writing this to you with all my heart and soul, I’m forever thankful for the times I made you mad and you forgave me for the mistake I done. When I was growing up and I had to learn the hard way but for those mistakes I done in my life made me the man I am today and I was able to do what god brought me through you to do is to lay you to rest with him my beloved mother of mine, your son Junito or like you use to call me el Nene. Will never ever forget you and will try my hardest to continue your outstanding legacy you have instilled in me.

For ever my beloved mother
From your son El Nene Junito

Brandon Rodriguez

October 3, 2020

Wela was a beautiful loving person. A person who’s love was felt, a person who sacrifried, a person who gave life to 5 kids and 12 grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Being a grandchild we received a different type of love that we can only understand. Taking a look back at our relationship it was different. She knew I was the one that needed tough love from the moment she met me. Since I was little her favorite line with me was you wanna pow pow. She said it with a smile on her face, I laughed and so said no Wela. As she and I got older , I started to understand her health. I was with her everyday during summers plus the time she lived with me I saw her exercise everyday. ( talk about exercise) Because of the type of relationship we had I got away with something that were said to her. Every time I saw her or talked I always asked if she’s doing her exercises if not I always said to her in my broken Spanish “you want me to punch you in the head” she always laughed and said told me yes that she’s doing them. Being the 4th of of 12 grandchildren we all had different relationships with Wela but something in common was the love she gave us. If there was ever a day where if all I wanted to hear was I love you, I could count on my grandmother to say it within the first three words. I don’t care about anything else that she brought to the table when it come to wanting to something back, her I love you meant more than the world you felt it.
Our last conversation was a week prior to her passing, she saw me on FaceTime and called me (fat in Spanish) that’s all she wanted from me was to gain weight. I didn’t know that was my last conversation, but Im sure she knew. So looking back I’m content with it because Wela saw me at my best version up to date, she left not needing to worry about me, she left proud of me.
Til we see each other again❤️

Linda Keenan

October 2, 2020

While I only met this wonderful once last year, I was immediately taken in with her big smile, the joy that she radiated and the warmth that she exhibited to all of those around her that day. I have often heard stories since then that only confirmed what I had already known from that day. Generous with not only herself but whatever she had to give and providing love and support to those in her life. She was a special woman who created a beautiful family. Her legacy lies in each of you and will continue through future generations to provide the lessons that she so wonderfully lived. My thoughts, prayers and love are being sent to you during these difficult days.

Kady Waits

October 2, 2020

I will forever be grateful for the time I was able to spend with you, no matter how short. Your kindness and compassion was beyond evident in everything you did. I’m not sure I ever saw you without a smile, and that brought so much joy. I am beyond heartbroken over your passing. My heart goes out to your many loved ones. You will be missed tremendously. May you Rest In Peace and know how much you are loved.


October 1, 2020

Dear Quella, I can't believe that you are no longer with us! Thank you for being such a great mother in law. I appreciate all the thoughtful gestures and love that you showed me over the years; like making my favorite Puerto Rican soup when we would visit, letting me stay with you for 1 week while I attended a medical conference, never forgetting my birthday with gifts of money or classic slippers. But the greatest thing that you have ever done for me is giving birth to my beautiful wife! Without you I would never have been able to find my soulmate and love of my life. Thank you for making Cindy and being such an excellent mother to her and for allowing me to be so blessed in life. I promise that my children will always remember you and I know Cindy and our daughter Gemma will continue your legacy. May you rest in peace in heaven with the angels. Love your only son in law Dino

Ana Elizabeth Perez

October 1, 2020

I will miss you always and I love the time that we spent together playing bingo. I loved it when you called me your queen.

Love you with all my heart,

Elizabeth Perez

Michael Perez

October 1, 2020

I love you grandmom and I will miss you and I will never forget you. I will make you proud of me.

Love you always,


Aura Perez

October 1, 2020

I remember every time, when we visit her in Harrisburg she would make sure there was plenty of food in her apartment and she would make our favorite meal for dinner. I will always remember and be gratiful for the love that she gave my two children. They will miss her deeply.

I love you, Maria

Elison Perez

October 1, 2020

I'm completely heart broken that I lost my loving mother. I will never forget her and she will live in my heart forever.


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