September 18, 1948 – November 6, 2020
With profound sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother Nelky Ocasio. Our precious mother passed away peacefully on November 6, 2020, after a long battle with illness.
She was born on September 18, 1948 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico to Aida Rivera and Juan Palermo. She was the mother of Maria Hernandez, wife of Richard, Jose Ocasio, Nellie Montoya, wife of Camilo, and grandmother to 4 grand children. She was a devoted mother to her children and 4 grandchildren. Kristine, Richard, Adriana and Valentina. She had 6 sisters, Naida Ocasio, Carmen Cruz, Aida Viruet, Mildred Perez, Lucy Robles and Georgina Roman. She also had 3 brothers, Roberto Perez, Nicholas Perez and Juan Perez.
She loved being home and never wanted to be the center of attention. She was loyal, sweet and kind and she was the best mother she could be. She was a remarkable cook, she loved to knit and enjoyed happy times with family. She was selfless and passionate about preparing meals for her family and maintaining her home. She loved her yorkie terrier and pet birds. Nelky worked at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center until 2010.
The family wishes to thank all of the in home health care providers as well as the Berks Heim staff who cared for her over the last 3-4 years. Nelky was preceded in death by her first husband Francisco Ocasio, father of Maria and Jose and her second husband, Jose A. Cruz-Echevarria, father of Nellie.
Graveside service and burial will be held privately at Forest Hills Memorial Park 391 West Neversink Road, Reading, Pa 19606.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
November 10, 2020
I will always hold close the memories of you cooking for me and Ricky and caring so deeply for us. I will always admire your hard work, bravery, courage, and strength. You fought until your last day here with us. Now you can Rest In Peace. I love you grandma.
November 9, 2020
To my dearest Sister-in-Law Maria and family,
My sincere condolences to you, family, and love ones. There were numerous memories of your mom whenever there was gatherings at your home. She shared numerous cooking recipes and multiple times we would laugh about our chats. I can hear her laugh and see her smile. A mom that showed love, affection for her children, grandchildren, and love ones. I am truly heartbroken and will be missed. God gained an Angel. May Nelky RIP 🙏🏼💕🙏🏼