Socorro DeJesus

June 28, 1937April 27, 2021
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Socorro DeJesus, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Born Socorro Rivera on June 28, 1937. She was raised in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. She attended school until her mother’s passing in the third grade. In 1960, she left Puerto Rico and arrived in NYC residing in the Bronx. Shortly after she moved to Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she spent most of her life with her partner and husband Ricardo DeJesus. They were married in December of 1984, but were together for over 45 years of companionship. Ricardo passed in 2020. Her last thirteen years she spent living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Socorro was successful in many occupations, but her mastery was as a seamstress. She retired after working as a seamstress for over 30 years in the NYC Garment District. Her passions included cooking and keeping a tidy home. Her beverage of choice was beer, which she offered to all who entered her home. Later in life, she and Richie enjoyed their retirement by frequenting Atlantic City every Sunday for over a decade. They had their own community and were very well known there.

Socorro is survived by two daughters, Luz Sanchez and Jackie Srebrenick, a son in law Dan and two grandsons Eli and Daniel.

A visitation for Socorro will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home, 30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308. A funeral service will occur Friday, April 30, 2021 from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM, 30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10308. A private graveside service will occur Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM at Rosedale Cemetery, 350 E Linden Ave, Linden, NJ 07036.


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    Friday, April 30, 2021

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    Friday, April 30, 2021


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April 30, 2021

Jackie My Condolences to you and your family. I will always remember your Mom. I first met her at your Wedding and although it was the first time her warm welcome and that smile , the kindness she extended to Sheila and I is a memory that will last forever. Be strong God has added another beautiful Rose to His garden . You and your family are in our prayers. God bless you 🙏 always.

Jan Burwell

April 28, 2021

Socorro DeJesus lovely known as mama was a kind and gentle woman but don't try to share her kitchen. She expressed her love through her food. She was a very good cook and cooked the best rice and beans l have ever eaten. She would not sit down to eat until everyone else was satisfied. She was a great mother to her daughters and a wonderful grandmother to her grandsons. Family came first but she expressed that love beyond her immediate family. Although l could not speak Spanish and her English was not so good, l could feel her loving care each time l was in her home or in her company. We always found a way to communicate and we shared quite a few laughs. I loved and respected her. I will continue to have a great respect for her. Her memory will be with me, until my memory is no more. May she rest in peace in the loving arms of GOD

Erica Bailey

April 28, 2021

Jackie, I remember meeting your mom at your dad's funeral and she had a sweet and quiet spirit about her, I am grateful to meet someone to remind me to have a sweet and kind spirit about myself, too. Many prayers and God's grace to you and your family during this time. Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted Matt 5:4