OBITUARY

Julia E Jimenez

Julia E. Jimenez was born on April 12, 1926 on the island of Puerto Rico. She was the fourth child of Jose Colon and Carmen Rivera Colon. Julia had three sisters (Carmen, Olga and Elba) and two brothers (Pablo and Luis). Her father, Jose, was a police officer who was killed in the line of duty when Julia was ten years old. They faced hardship being raised by a single mother. But Carmen wanted all of her children to get a college education and they did. Julia became an Elementary School Teacher. She met and married Victor Jimenez in 1947. They welcomed their first child, Victor in 1948. Julia had six children. She left Puerto Rico in 1952 seeking a better life for her children. She moved her family into a tenement apartment but they were not there long. Through hard work, Julia and Victor, Sr. were able to move their family to a single family home in Queens, New York. When her husband retired they moved back to a home in Puerto Rico. She loved the island and told her children that often. Julia and Victor loved to dance and did so at the Senior Citizen Dances in Puerto Rico. In her youth, Julia learned how to sew, crochet, and was an excellent cook. All meals served to her family were home cooked. Her husband, Victor, passed away on December 13, 2008. This proved to be very difficult for Julia as the decease of Alzheimer’s began to enter her life. She passed away on March 21, 2014. Julia is survived by six her children and their spouses, Victor and Micaelle, Ada and Wayne, Elizabeth and Dany, Frank and Jeannie, Carmen and John, Jose and Soraya, eleven grandchildren, David, Danny, Randi, Frank, Tania, Eric, Andrew, Bryan, Matthew, Brandon and Amy, eight great grandchildren, Arden, Paige, David, Jr., August, Nicholas, Santino, Jolene and Mathaius. She has always believed that to live a happy life you must practice four things – faith, family, friendship and forgiveness. She was a devout catholic who believed in daily prayer and loved to say the rosary. She always believed in being positive and smiling through adversity. A great mother who sacrificed to ensure that her children were properly cared for and loved. We will miss her tremendously.

Services

  • Calling Hours Monday, March 24, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, March 25, 2014
REMEMBERING

Julia E Jimenez

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Wayne Parker

April 6, 2014

Dear Julia,

I want you to know that I loved you and will miss you dearly. Your smile , your jokes, your quiet moments. Watching football with me and telling me .."look at all those people"...I will never forget you. Ada and I feel honored that we were able to take care of you the way we did.

With all my love,
Wayne.

Carmen Benzenberg

March 26, 2014

Dear Mom
You showed me love, patience and the importance of selflessness. I hope that I can be half the person you were. I love you Mom and miss you, but now you are with Pop. It's time for YOU now! Love Tara

March 25, 2014

Dear Ada, Elizabeth, Wayne & Family, Our prayers are with all of you -- your Mom is at peace in heaven. Tom & Doloreas Sghia

Phil Lynch

March 24, 2014

Carmen,

Sorry for your loss, I know it is never easy to say good bye but I hope you take comfort in how full a life your mom lived and how blessed she was to have a wonderful family. Phil

Elizabeth Jimenez-Sweet

March 24, 2014

Dear Mom,
The time has come for me to let you go so that you can rest in peace. You were a wonderful mother, both caring and loving. You had a gentle way that enabled you to love us all equally.
Your loving daughter, Elizabeth

March 24, 2014

Rest In Peace Mom, We will miss you forever, You are finally at peace. We Love you so much. Love Victor and Micaelle

Steven Garcia

March 24, 2014

Dear Ada:
My condolences on your loss. I wish you a lifetime of happy memories of your mother and family.
Warm regards,
Steve Garcia

Dany Sweet

March 24, 2014

Dear Ada, We know your mom past on to a better place, with the knowledge that she always had you, and the ones that loved her by her side.

March 24, 2014

Dear Ada and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories of your mom bring you comfort.
With love,
Rose and Larry DiPierro

Ada Jimenez-Parker

March 23, 2014