OBITUARY

Lucrecia Flores Guzmán

February 7, 1924September 9, 2021
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Lucrecia "Lucy" Flores Guzmán, age 97, of Temple Terrace, FL passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was born February 7, 1924 in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico.

Upon arriving on the mainland from her native Puerto Rico, Lucy became part of the World War II effort as one of the many "Rosie the Riveter" women working in a factory to assist the war effort until marrying Lorenzo, in 1948. She also worked as a New York Telephone operator, assisted in a family owned restaurant in New York City and sang with the Big Bands in NYC. Lucy raised her family during the years when her husband, Lorenzo, served in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) as a surgeon. She traveled with her family throughout the country and always developed her love of voice and singing. She sang in many church choirs, especially during the years that Lorenzo was stationed in the Native American division of the USPHS on various Reservation lands.

Lucy retired back to Puerto Rico with Lorenzo in the late 70's where they both became "gentlemen" farmers, cultivating produce and livestock. They made one last move back to the mainland in Florida in 2002 to be close to daughter, Theresa and granddaughter, Tamara. Lucy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all who knew her. Her generosity was immense. She will be missed and her loving spirit will live long after her passing. The family wishes to particularly thank the very devoted caregivers, Yaneisy and Maria, who poured their love and caring into both Lorenzo and Lucy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lorenzo G. Guzmán. Survivors include her son, Philip Guzmán and his wife Ina of Cary, NC; daughter Theresa Guzmán Kempa of Temple Terrace, FL; granddaughter, Tamara Mashas and her husband Jason; grandson, Matthew Guzmán; and two great-grandchildren. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com.

Services

24 September

Memorial Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Blount and Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel

12690 N. 56th Street
Temple, Florida

LIVESTREAM SERVICE
24 September

Memorial Service

6:30 pm

Blount and Curry, Terrace Oaks Chapel

12690 N. 56th Street
Temple Terrace, Florida

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Philip Guzman

September 15, 2021

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December 25, Christmas Day, 1960 my parents were stationed on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. . . . During the Christmas Mass at the local Catholic Church (a service which I served as an altar boy), my mother stood up in the choir loft and had the "solo" for Schubert's "Ave Maria." It was a powerful and holy moment as she sang the piece ever so beautifully. I enclose a version of this wonderful song and suggest that mother sang it just as beautifully during that service. . . I still hear voice and am drawn back to that service as a think of my beloved mother.

Philip Guzman, Cary, North Carolina

Judy Cole

September 14, 2021

Judy Cole

September 14, 2021

Judy Cole

September 14, 2021

Lucy, my long time friend and neighbor will be remembered for her love for the Yankees, her fond memories of being a doctor's wife and love for nature especially birds and flowers. She was so fun to visit. Always welcomed me with her great smile. Her favorite question was always " How's the family? And then the stories would begin. We would share and laugh a lot. Or we would just watch an oldie moldie together. I will miss that greatly but I am so happy for the time we did have. Farewell friend.

Martha Matos

September 12, 2021

To my dearest family. My deepest love ❤️ And heartful sympathy on Lucy’s passing. She is resting now in the arms of the Lord. Having Lucy and the family in our household during my teen years, she gave me guidance and advices that I still hold close to my heart today, You might say we all grew up together.
She was a strong woman, worked hard long hours and was the backbone of her family. She was a doer and did not waste time with what if innuendos and proceeded to do what she had to do for her family including her mom. Her upbeat demeanor will always be remembered. I will always remember you Lucy and so happy that you were in my life. Te quiero y nunca te olvidare. Martha.

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