Hilda E. Angueira

February 25, 1923May 23, 2012

Hilda Angueira, devoted mother & grandmother, passed on peacefully Wednesday, May23, 2012 at 89 years young. Preceded in death by her husband Gerardo Angueira (Papa), Hilda is survived by her sisters Juanita Bonilla (94) and Luz Calero (88), her children Cookie & Sal Martingano, David & Julie Angueira her grandchildren Jennifer& Eric Popham, Dan and Jeannie Martingano, Adam & Christin Martingano, Nicole & Chris Johnson, Danielle Angueira and four great-grandchildren, Christian, Bridget, Jaiden & Camden with 2 expected in the fall. Born in Isabela PR Hilda was the 6th of 7 children born to Ramon & Obdulia Martinez. At the young age of 16 she was asked to stop her education and move to New York to help care for her older sister & nephew. In December 1945, upon the return of the World War II soldiers, she married her loving husband “Jerry”. To help support parents in PR & family members who had migrated to New York, she worked as a seamstress and when she started her own family she brought her parents to New York to live with her & Jerry. Hilda’s lifelong goal was to complete her education and in the mid 50’s, she started her journey attending night classes in Cosmetology then opening her own Hair Salon to save for her children’s education. While working & managing her salon she completed her GED moving on to Adelphi University where she realized her most significant achievement obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Hard work & perseverance were rewarded when Hilda became a Human Resource Administrator for the NYC Social Service Dept. Lovingly named Mamita by her grandchildren and setting examples of independence and determination, she constantly instilled & nurtured a desire and focus on the importance of education. Her thirst for knowledge will be carried on as a legacy to all her accomplishments and selfless dedication to her family. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to “Mamita’s Legacy”, an education scholarship fund being established for underprivileged Hispanic children. Visitation will be 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay, where services will be held at 1:00. Entombment will follow in Fountainhead Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2012
  • Service Sunday, May 27, 2012

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June 7, 2012

Mom: I am trying so hard to make it one day at a time. Thank you for the strength and love you showed us all. Your memory lives on in our hearts . I pray you have found peace...I miss you so much...Love Cookie


May 29, 2012

A white candle was lit Wednesday night to help guide Mamita onto her new journey. May Peace and Love always be with her and her family.

Peter Kawaja

May 29, 2012

Cookie she is smiling from ear to ear every day and you now have an Angel watching over you.

Tina Metcalf

May 28, 2012

So sorry for your lost.i pray for strength for you and your family. Your such a beautiful person inside and out. I know your mom is resting in Jesus hands. Hold tight to the memories. Love you

May 28, 2012

I just wanted tell Jen and the entire family that I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Jennifer Popham

May 28, 2012


You gave me the most wonderful gifts in this mommy, my family, my life, and we are all truly blessed because of all of your sacrifices and dedication. You were an angel on earth and now you are set free to be the angel you always were.
I love you more than words can say. We'll always be together.

Jaime laukhuf

May 28, 2012

Mamita! I know that you are running the show up there and that gives me such have no idea! The last time I saw you was at my parents restaurant when your whole family came in for dinner! I wasn't sure if you remembered me the whole time through dinner and as you were leaving you leaned to me and said "YOu used to have the blonde hair? Yes?" and I smiled BIG and SAID "YES YES!" You then something that will stick with me forever. You said "DOoooN'T YOU DO THAT AGAIN! You too pretty!" I just want you to know...I never did that again! Watch over us and keep those other angels in line!! XOXOXOXO ~Jaime

Space Coast Area Transit Drivers

May 27, 2012

Deepest sympathy and paryers are with you

Rafael & Clara Rodriguez

May 26, 2012

May The Lord guard this precious angel and give her family Peace and Comfort in such difficult times.

Crystal C

May 26, 2012

To the family of Ms. Angueira, may God's word give you strength and comfort to cope during this difficult time. (Isaiah 12:2) My deepest condolences.