Georgina Miranda Acosta
February 22, 1930 – February 1, 2021
Georgina Miranda Acosta, age 90 of Oneonta, NY, passed on peacefully to her forever home with the Lord on Monday, February 1, 2021. Her last days were spent in the loving care of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, with her family close by.
Born on February 22, 1930, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan and Lucila (Gonzalez) Miranda. Georgina attended grammar school in Puerto Rico and moved to New York City with her parents as a young teenager, where she continued her education at Haaren High School. With her marriage to Clemente Acosta, completion of her diploma was put on hold during her senior year. They then moved to Oneonta, NY and had five children together, but divorced after 25 years of marriage. Georgina remained in Oneonta, NY where she raised her children and lived in her own beloved home for nearly 40 years. In 2018, at the age of 88, she moved to Woodbrook Assisted Living in Elmira, NY. There, she made many new friends and was able to participate in a variety of outings and activities, while living close to her youngest son, Edwin.
As a lifelong learner and model of independence, Georgina completed her GED in 1978 and worked as a seamstress at Oneonta Dress Company and RJ Dress Factory for many years. Though she created innumerable pieces of handiwork in lifetime (e.g. crochet/embroidery work, hats/gloves, formal gowns, afghans/blankets, doilies, tablecloths, etc.) her true areas of hired expertise were in zipper installation and sample dressmaking. She even made her son Edwin’s full drum major uniform, along with shirts for the entire percussion section of his High School marching band. She took many adult education business courses, civil service exams, and completed certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.
In 1981, Georgina began her career with Corning Glass Works, where she worked until retirement. She went on to volunteer at The American Red Cross, providing administrative support for disaster relief and crisis response. Her lifelong list of “favorite things” included coffee, chocolate, wine, and dancing. She took part in group line dancing and performances and loved meeting up with her Red Hat Society ladies until late into her retirement years.
Georgina’s greatest pride and joy stemmed from her deep devotion to family. She was very active in supporting her boys’ athletic, musical, and academic pursuits and enjoyed camping in the summer months at Glimmerglass State Park. As a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother she will be deeply missed by those who survive her: two sons, Luis (Veronica) Acosta of Orono, MN and Dr. Edwin (Bonnie) Acosta of Elmira, NY, six grandchildren, Taylor (Matthew) Loftus, Taryn (Patrick) Lentz, Dax (LeeJee) Acosta, Ashley Acosta, Evin Acosta, and Schuyler (Mikey Vega) Acosta], and two great-grandchildren [Olivia (“Olly”) Lentz and Wells Acosta. Georgina is preceded in death by her daughter, Ana Liza Acosta, two sons, Nelson and Victor Acosta, her mother Lucila Miranda, and her father, Juan Miranda.
Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, 14 Grand Street, Oneonta, NY. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 5-7pm. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday, February 5, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut Street, Oneonta, NY with the Reverend David Mickiewicz officiating. Burial will take place at a future date in the spring at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Emmons, NY.
Georgina’s family would like to extend a final note of thanks to Woodbrook Assisted Living, Elderwood at Waverly, and the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital staff. Our hearts are forever grateful and comforted by the compassion, caring, and gentleness shown to our mother.
To send the family an online condolence please visit www.grummonsfuneralhome.com
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Georgina Miranda Acosta
February 8, 2021
Luis (and family)...
My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to you, and the Acosta family.
I had the privilege of meeting your Mom, when I attended Unatego High School, as a member of the 1969 Senior Class.
She was kind and very welcoming to me and it is something I never forgot. (I am now 70), so that should be a strong indication as to her spirit and warmth, that has remained with me all these years.
My Dad was also 90 when he passed (due to Covid) in the spring of 2020. I feel your sorrow and loss. May she (deservingly so), forever rest in peace.
I was asked to provide my email, in sharing these thoughts. I would (when the time is appropriate) very much like to hear from you if you have the desire. My very best to your loved ones and I know your Mom, will always be watching over you and yours.
May God Bless,
Michael Mould (Class of '69)
February 6, 2021
Georgina was a much loved member of our Woodbrook ALR family. She had a sparkle and beautiful kind heart. May she Rest In Peace!
February 5, 2021
To the Acosta family, our deepest sympathies for your loss.
CW & Terry Fox