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Maria Stumpf

October 30, 1933October 14, 2020
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Tribute----- Maria Dolores Stumpf, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home in Douglaston, NY on October 14, 2020. Born on October 30, 1933 in Honduras, Central America she was born to parents Jose Zeron and Juana Sabillon. She had two brothers who have since passed away. She migrated to the United States in 1953. She moved to New Hyde Park in 1971 where she raised her five children; Rose, Juanita, Richard, Paul, and Maria Deborah until finally moving to Douglaston in 1988. She worked hard to support her children on her own as a Clerk Typist, working at Eagle Electric Mfg. Co. before being hired as a Payroll Clerk at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where she worked for 25 years, retiring at the age of 65. She enjoyed cooking and having lots of people over. Her heart and home were always open to everyone. She was a mother to so many more than just her five children. Above all, her first love was always our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her love for and faith in God were seen by all those who came in contact with her. Known as “Grandma” to her adoring grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Lilly, daughter Juanita, son Richard, daughters and sons-in-law, Rose & Walter, and Maria Deborah & Frank; grandchildren, Erica, Ethan, Elise, David, Daniel, Christopher, and Janice, and 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous family members. Maria will be well remembered for her loving attentions by these several generations of family. Maria always put your needs above her own; therefore, all CDC recommendations, and New York State Covid-19 restrictions will be observed. For those who may not attend due to distance, or health concerns, the services will be livestreamed. If you would like to join please send a request to stumpfctr1@aol.com for the link. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made out in her memory to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, please click below to make donation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Burial

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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Erica Stumpf

October 21, 2020

Grandma I love you and miss you so much. I can’t wrap my head around how much love you were able to to give to everyone in your life or how many people you prayed for on a regular basis. You truly were such a special grandmother and person. I’ll always remember and cherish the times we spent together at your house cooking together, especially for the holidays and all of the times we made tamales together with Tia Eliana. On these days you would want me to come over as soon as the sun was up and I could never say no to you. I miss your pastelitos, macaroni and cheese, coconut rice and beans, potato salad, voicemails, hugs, letters. You were always there for me, letting me stay over the house when I wanted or needed to, calling me more than anyone else to check-in on me, present for every recital or graduation or achievement. You would always have flowers or a handwritten card ready during special occasions... you made us all feel so loved. It was so hard to see you decline but I have some peace now knowing you are with your Heavenly Father now, looking down on us. Love, Erica

Angelica Graziano

October 21, 2020

Maria...my mother sent from my savior...I remember 2009 being 25 Yrs old and being introduced to her..her aura was so strong and intense that I kept my head down as I waited for her grandson. She said to me “que te pasa mija” Spanish for “what’s wrong daughter” I smiled and said “nothing just nervous”, still avoiding eye contact. Her response, so simple, the lord will hold you and keep you. From that day forward she guided, loved, and disciplined me with nothing but sincerity. She met my children and they were instantly hers. Through every endeavor Maria was humble and gracious with whatever our lord provided.
This is a difficult time for selflessness, but I am so grateful Maria was written in my destiny. I will always love you grandma, forever & and a day. May the lord hold you and keep you and guide you in your eternal life... you are GREATLY missed

Rose Murphy

October 20, 2020

The meaning of a mother is endless. A mother is a protector, disciplinarian and friend. A mother is selfless and loving. A mother wants her child to grow up to be a happy, healthy successful adult. A mother accepts her child for who she or he is and forgives their mistakes big or small. Sacrifices for her children. Is always there to lean on. Loves unconditionally and selflessly Through the good times and difficult times. That’s what my mom was to me. She sacrificed her life for the five of us after my father walked out on us. She made sure we were always safe, we were never hungry and always had a home full of love. It wasn’t easy for her but she was a strong selfless woman. And taught me to be a strong independent woman. She always had hugs for everyone. She never shut the door on anyone. There was more than enough room in her heart for her family and many others. Everyone that met her loved her and she accepted everyone with open arms . She was a prayer warrior and never gave up praying for anyone. She had more love than anyone I have ever met. I am so proud to have been your daughter Mommy. I know that you are now at peace and you are with Mama and Tia Maruca. I know how much you missed them. And you are with the Lord and He has His loving arms around because you were and are His loving child. I will miss you everyday for the rest of my life. I will miss your hugs, your “I love you Rosie” everytime I saw you or spoke to you. Your calling me on my birthday and singing to me. I have such wonderful memories of you that will comfort me until we are together again. You are my Angel and the greatest mother any child could have asked for. I was blessed to have spent 63 years of my live with you Mommy. I love you, I love you, I love you.

Gomez Family

October 20, 2020

Paul,
We're so sorry to hear about your mother. She was always so kind to us and especially to Alexia. Whenever she'd say goodbye she'd always say, " I pray for Alexia every night."
Your mother will live on in your memories, in the stories you share, and she will always be with you.

Maria Zeron

October 20, 2020

Mommy,

Where do I begin with the memories of you?! But two stand out the most. Remember after Poppy left I was so afraid to lose you that I slept with you for years after that. You comforted me and assured me you would never leave me. The second is when you flew out to Arizona to be with me when I was going through one of the darkest moments of my life, and at times was very difficult to deal with. The one of many things I have learned from you, is not to be judgmental of anyone but to have compassion, empathy and be open minded and to show love. I will love you until my dying breath! Until we meet again Mommy. Your baby girl, Debbie.

Alvis Yee

October 20, 2020

It was the mid to late 1970's when my family and I came to know the Stumpf family. That was when we started going to the church. The Stumpf family was the "cool" family. It was the time when mullets and denim jackets were in (to the embarrassment to many of us now) Everyone wanted to hang out with the Stumpfs. Now looking back, I think it was because of Maria. She was a tough cookie who raised 5 kids on her own( my mom raised 3 of us on her own for a while so I know how hard it is) but Maria still always had a good sense of humor. Most importantly, she always had God as her center and never let anyone forget it. She along with many in that generation made the good ole days the good ole days. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Till we meet again.

Juanita Rivera

October 20, 2020

My beloved mom and bestest friend you were always there for me in good and bad times I had in life and I new you always wanted the best for me and you made me the person I am today and I admire how much love and faith you had in god. Your encouragement you gave me when I had a problem that I couldn't have handle on my own you were there telling me pray and trust in the Lord this I will always miss forever but I know you are watching from heaven with Mama and tia maruca and your brothers. I will always be proud to call you my beloved mom. Love you forever and will always miss you mommy and my heart will be broken forever till I see you again in heaven..I love you forever- your daughter

Cecilia Yee

October 20, 2020

Like many others in my generation, at my church, Maria was a second mother to us. Her children and the children from my family were together every spare moment we had. My brother, Alvis, was best friends with Paulie, and my sister, Belinda, was best friends with Debbie. And, of course, my cousin Lilly married Paulie. Our bonds were tight and the fabric of our childhood was interwoven with the love and care of our dear Sister Maria, whose home was a safe haven for all those under her care. She was our formidable mother hen, and we were her chicks. Even though there were so many of us young children in and out of her home, she made each one of us feel special and loved. She always made sure you knew she was praying for you, and she always made sure she prayed for you. She never gave up on anyone, and through her relentless and steadfast prayers, many of us found our way back to the Lord, after having strayed from the nest for a while. I feel very blessed to have been a part of her life and to have witnessed the selfless life of one who gave so much of herself to others. We would do ourselves a great favor by learning from her example and following in her footsteps.

Janice Murphy

October 19, 2020

I practically lived with and was raised by my Grandma from 3 months to 9 years old, and trying to get me to detach from her hip was like a battle for my parents. A perfect title that would be fitting for my relationship with my grandma would be, my bestfriend. When I couldn’t sleep as a little girl, grandma would go to the kitchen no matter the hour and warm up some milk in a pot so that I could have a warm glass of chocolate milk to help me fall asleep while she would lay there with me and sing hymns to me in spanish as lullaby’s. One of my favorite memories of my grandma is waking up in the morning for school to the sound of her claps and her voice walking down her hallway as she sang “Thank you Lord Jesus thank you for today thank you for my spirit thank you I can pray goodmorning Lord Jesus to you I love to sing thank you Lord for everything.” My grandma was the glue that kept me together, and the reason I have the relationship I have today with God and without her I would truly be lost. Her signature breakfast that I was fed as a little girl still lives on in my home of the bread with butter and refried beans dipped in coffee. I aspire to be as selfless as my grandma, and to have the unconditional love she had in her heart for every single person around her, whether they were her family or not, and for the Lord. I adored her every single move and I will forever cherish every single laugh, every prayer, and every time she insisted I sit on her lap even when I was too big to even fit anymore. A huge piece of my heart is with my grandma and will forever be until we are reunited again. Thank you Grandma for molding me into who I am today and for being my comfort no matter what age I turned. Everything I do is for you and will be in your memory because you are my true inspiration and motivation and always have been. I love you forever.

Daniel Rivera

October 19, 2020

My grandmother Maria was by far the best human being I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing, and I got to call her grandma. Some of my lasting memories of my grandmother was living around the block from her. I was lucky enough to go to her house when ever I wanted. It was my favorite place to be. I cherish the time we would spend just sitting on the couch watching jeopardy and wheel of fortune every night. She’d hum her favorite hymn melodies during the commercial breaks. She was always humming! I loved when she would read the children’s bible story books to my brother and I before we went to sleep and prayed for us as we fell asleep. Lastly, I’ll never forget how she would wake us up for school in the morning when we would sleep over her house. “It’s time to go, to school, to school..it’s time to go to school, to school”...That will stay with me forever. I love you grandma.

Dani

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Biography

Tribute-----
Maria Dolores Stumpf, age 86, passed away peacefully in her home in Douglaston, NY on October 14, 2020. Born on October 30, 1933 in Honduras, Central America she was born to parents Jose Zeron and Juana Sabillon. She had two brothers who have since passed away. She migrated to the United States in 1953. She moved to New Hyde Park in 1971 where she raised her five children; Rose, Juanita, Richard, Paul, and Maria Deborah until finally moving to Douglaston in 1988.
She worked hard to support her children on her own as a Clerk Typist, working at Eagle Electric Mfg. Co. before being hired as a Payroll Clerk at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, where she worked for 25 years, retiring at the age of 65.
She enjoyed cooking and having lots of people over. Her heart and home were always open to everyone. She was a mother to so many more than just her five children. Above all, her first love was always our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Her love for and faith in God were seen by all those who came in contact with her.
Known as “Grandma” to her adoring grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul & Lilly, daughter Juanita, son Richard, daughters and sons-in-law, Rose & Walter, and Maria Deborah & Frank; grandchildren, Erica, Ethan, Elise, David, Daniel, Christopher, and Janice, and 2 great-grandchildren; and numerous family members.
Maria will be well remembered for her loving attentions by these several generations of family.
Maria always put your needs above her own; therefore, all CDC recommendations, and New York State Covid-19 restrictions will be observed.
For those who may not attend due to distance, or health concerns, the services will be livestreamed. If you would like to join please send a request to stumpfctr1@aol.com for the link.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made out in her memory to her favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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