March 28, 1926 – July 4, 2018
Francisca Alvarez (nee Rodriguez) was born in Aibonito, PR on March 28, 1926 to Juana Ortiz and Rosario Rodriguez. She migrated to Manhattan, New York at the age of nineteen. While in New York she met her husband, William Alvarez, Sr. and had three sons, William, Jr., Alfred, and Bernard.
Francisca was a devout Pentecostal godly woman. She lived an exemplary life as a Christian woman and was a devoted loving mother and wife. She was a stay-at-home Mom, a role she took great pride in accomplishing.
She is survived by her son, Bernard (Ruby) Alvarez, her sisters and brother, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, William Alvarez, Sr., her first born, William, Jr., and her second son, Alfred.
- Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018
- Interment Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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July 9, 2018
Dear titi Paquita,
I feel like part of my life is gone losing you
We have nothing but precious moments and memories that will forever be in our minds and hearts. All you did was give love with such a gentle heart. You showed me how to care for your loved ones including people you didn’t even know. You were a true Christian and prayer warrior! I remember when you went to the hospitals and to check on the members from church that were sick, you loved to visit them with titi Adela and pray for them. I will miss your kind words of wisdom and encouragement. You fought the battle until the end. Titi Rest In Peace and hope to meet you and all of our family one day. I love you!
July 9, 2018
trato de enlazar las palabras que con lágrimas salen de mi alma,
palabras que en este momento no quisiera decir
palabras que acompañaran ésta tristeza por una ausencia que no esperaba
la nostalgía me visita otra vez
trayendo a la memoria recuerdos de esa gran mujer
una mujer maravillosa, llena de fuerza, llena de vitalidad, llena de vida
parece que las palabras también se despiden de mí
tengo tanto que decir pero su ausencia enmudece mi voz
cautiva mi pensamiento y sencillamente no puedo.
Abuela, esto te quiero decir,
y sé que me escucharás porque no te has ido y nunca te irás
porque estás en cada latido
en cada lágrima
en cada suspiro
Ahora mismo estás,
estás viva, pues tu esencia sigue
tu recuerdo, tu ejemplo
tu valor y tu esfuerzo
han quedado plazmados en nuestra memoria
y escritos con letras doradas en el corazón.
tus palabras vivirán en mi alma
las recordaré cada mañana,
ahora mismo la tristeza me quita la calma
pero hago muy mío tu recuerdo, tus besos, tus abrazos
son un tesoro interminable.
Abuela, mujer admirable,
no has muerto, y nunca lo harás
porque no se muere cuando el corazón deja de latir
se muere cuando en los recuerdos se deja de existir
y tu estas presente
Te amo abuela, y cuando llegue a tu lado
enséñame a volar
Ese último te amo lo tengo grabado en mi ser
Por siempre tu Francisca
July 9, 2018
What I have today is what there is forever
And those are the memories of all I have to hold on to.
In my mind I remember a face one of beauty
One with rarely a frown
And almost always a smile
Never a harsh word just a kind gentle smile
I hear her voice as she says kind words to all who she knew
The words were always soft
And they were who she was
I will forever hear her say “ I love you sweety “ soft and gentle was her voice
In the air I breathe
I know she is there
To guide and protect all who she loved
I will forever be grateful
I was born through her second son for her to love
Everyone has that one special grandmother
Patient kind and true
No other friend in all the world,
Will be the same as her.
For all her loving kindness,
She never asked nothing in return.
As we look upon her picture,
Sweet memories we recall,
Of a face so full of sunshine,
And a smile for one and all.
Sweet Jesus, take this message,
To my dear Grandma up above and
tell her how much we love and miss her,
And give her all our love.