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Zulma Power

October 16, 1920November 16, 2020

Zulma A. (Santana) Power died peacefully in her home on Monday morning, November 16, 2020. She was 100. She is survived by her loving son, Andrew P. Power Jr., her beloved daughter-in-law, Gail L. Power, and her adored grandchildren, Adam, Henry and Samantha. Her husband of more than 50 years and the love of her life, Andrew P. Power, predeceased her in 2012.

Born in San German, Puerto Rico, “Zulmita” grew up in a close family of eight children—older brothers Jose, Pancho and Loren, and younger siblings Fili, Felo, Rosi and Ferdi. They were near and dear to her heart throughout her life. After she married “Andy” in 1960, Zulma came to know and love her seven new brothers and sisters—Jane, Dit, Billy, Posey, Jerry, Jack and Wally—and the matriarch, Grandma Power. Zulma was a great wife and mother and the backbone of her family. She loved to be surrounded with family and friends—Easter in Puerto Rico, Thanksgiving in Lynbrook. And she loved her summers in Saltaire, Fire Island.

She is now where she belongs— in Heaven with her husband, two drinks (scotch on the rocks, a little water), on a sunset deck with the sound of breaking waves in the distance.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St. Monica's Church, 413 E 79th Street, New York, NY 10075. Following the funeral service will be a committal service from 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM at Calverton National Cemetery, 210 Princeton Boulevard, Calverton, NY 11792.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ChasPeterNagel.com for the Power family.

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Mary McKenna

November 29, 2020

Andrew and Gail,
I am saddened by the passing of Aunt Zulma but I always remember this incredibly kind and classy lady with a little mischievous side. She was an amazing lady and always made us feel so welcome... !!! They don’t make them like this anymore. She was one of a kind!!! I’m so sorry for your loss xo
Mary Wolff McKenna

Karen Santana

November 18, 2020

Otro momento mágico fue el aniversario de bodas de Tío Felo y Titi Miriam en Atlanta. Creo fue el último viaje de Titi. Momentos inolvidables.

Karen Santana

November 18, 2020

En el 2012 Mayra y yo nos quedamos en casa de Titi el fin de semana. Un tiempo maravilloso donde también compartimos con tío Andy antes de morir. Fue una bendición!!!

Karen Santana

November 18, 2020

Titi te voy a extrañar un mundo!!! Contigo aprendí a comer brocoli cuando apenas tenía 10 años. Me enseñaste que un buen desayuno tenía "French toasts" (tú hacías los mejores). Que el "scotch" sabe mejor si lo pones en un vaso con un solo hielo, lo pones en el "freezer" un ratito y entonces te lo bebes con escarcha. Por ti estudié francés, me enseñaste que el español y el inglés no eran los únicos idiomas. Y me enseñaste que donar tu tiempo a gente necesitada era lo más gratificante en la vida. Por tu enseñanza dediqué 6 años de mi vida en trabajo voluntariado en la YMCA de San Juan. Jamás te olvidaré!!! Que brille para ti la luz perpetua y que descanses en paz, amén!!! Te Amo!!!

Ana, gracias por tanto. Por cuidar de mi Titi y de tío Andy, por cada plática, por cada comida que siempre me preparabas cuando llegaba de visita (quién no ha comido de tu comida). Eres un ser humano muy especial. Te quiero!!!

Vannie Santana

November 18, 2020

My Titi Zulmi was an incredible lady. I'm so glad she had a bright mind and an incredible memory to the very end. She recently shared with me why my father had chosen to study engineering. His (and her) father had worked as an engineer assistant. He had not had the opportunity to go to college. But he loved engineering and in his honor my father did become one. I loved knowing this about both of them. Love you Titi amada. May you be enjoying your stay up there with your beloved husband and family.

Clare Briody

November 18, 2020

Julma was a lovely lady; I always enjoyed our mini conversations when we met in our 79th Street neighborhood or in our Summer community of Saltaire. Zulma and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. Best. Clare and Pat Briody

Rick Power

November 17, 2020

Aunt Zulma will be remembered for her kindness and sincere love for family. In a sometime contentious Power family she was the calm one who never took sides but rather through her kind gentle manner helped resolve any issue. I loved her gentle spirit and especially her love of God. She now rest in his deserving place with Uncle Andrew and her family. May her Memory always be Eternal.

Mayra Harper

November 17, 2020

Two days ago I got the enjoy another wonderful conversation with the woman that I have admired the most, my dear titi Zulma. Not knowing this was our farewell but somehow, and deep in my soul, it felt like our goodbye. Even though I have a heavy heart knowing she is no longer with us, I am so thankful to God for calling her and welcoming her to His Kingdom.

There are so many memories that I treasure from my time with tio Andy, my dear cousin Andrew, but more especially with titi Zulma; memories and stories that guided me through out my childhood and grown up life, and helped me build my character. My dear titi Zulma will always live in my heart and I will forever love her and thank her for all her love, guidance and support. So when 5 o'clock comes, everyday, anywhere, we will rise our chilled glass with a nice shot of scotch to salute you and reminisce on the excitement of all your adventures and the beautiful soul you remain to be, to many of us!

To my dear Ana.....thank you for everything you did for our titi Zulma; for you compassion, patience, dedication and love. We all owe you immense gratitude for the care you gave to tio Andy and titi Zulma!

To my dear cousin Andrew and his family.....always remember we are here for you and we love you very much. There is no better feeling than to know how much your parents were loved and how special they were to everyone that knew them. Love you big!

Pat & Paul Clark

November 17, 2020

Uncle Andy and aunt Zulma were generous to share their Fire Island home with us for our honeymoon, where we first met our cousin “young Andrew” in 1964. Andy and Zulma gave us their love and support as we grew our own family, and I remember him calling me to congratulate me on my law school graduation many years ago. In their later years, they shared many fun visits with their extended family here in NC, and were able to visit together with Andy’s large sibling group, and share years of memories and have lots of laughs. Zulma was always the most gracious and lovely person in the room, and it was our luck to have her in our family.

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