Maria Esperanza Maldonado

February 7, 1951November 4, 2018
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Maria Esperanza Maldonado was born February 7, 1951 in Brooklyn, New York. After 67 vivacious years of life, Maria passed away on Sunday November 4, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. She will be lovingly remembered by la familia and friends for spreading laughter and her contagious smile.

A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Gonzalez Funeral Home. The Gonzalez Funeral Home is located at 7209 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33614.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Maria Esperanza Maldonado

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The Reda Family

November 9, 2018

Dear Family,

Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting Maria we have the pleasure of making memories with the Diaz family and my son Anthony keeps us informed. It’s times like these that we griev but remember the good times and cherish memories . Maria and family will be in our thoughts and prayers and Theresa and I will light a candle for Maria at mass this weekend.

With kindness and condolences,
Theresa and Anthony Reda

Marybelle Mossetty

November 7, 2018

Maria you where such a loving women may you Rest In Peace xo

Zaida Marte

November 7, 2018

It was a pleasure knowing Maria , she was always happy and friendly towards me and our family She would always tell me that she really loved my beautiful niece/goddaughter,Olyn! So For that, I liked her even more for that! 😉 R. I.P. Maria🙏🏼

Tracey Tobin

November 7, 2018

Maria, I was only 14 when I met you, the mom of one of my dearest friends. You accepted me in your home as another daughter, treating me as if I was your own, with a plate of yummy food, a laugh to make my day, or “un jalón de oreja” if that was what I needed! 😊
I will always cherish the memories of my childhood , sharing holidays, parties and sleepovers with you and Judy.
Fly High, Mami, as your suffering is over.
Te pido la última Bendición desde El Cielo ♥️

Linda Mcgee

November 7, 2018

Maria, from the first day I met you, you greeted me as well as my family with love,a beautiful smile and you were so down to earth. I enjoyed and will cherish those times we were in each other's company. I am sadden, but I am thankful you do not have to suffer any longer. In order to live we must die so now you have taken your wings, you will be missed dearly but I will reflect back on the good memories we shared.You are gone but never forgotten. To the family you all have my sincere deepest condolences. Praying for comfort, may God give you all a peace of mind.

David Torres

November 7, 2018

Titi, you will always hold a special place in my heart. I will always remember your smile, dancing, upbeat spirit, fried chicken and fond memories and talks about my dad. I love always, Dave

Joshua Migueltorena

November 6, 2018

From the moment I met you through a good friend and the love he had for you touched my heart in a inspirational way. Despite how you felt you were a light of happiness and love. Every moment I got to speak to you amd hangout with you was always a cherishable moment and it brought joy to my soul. The jokes and laughs. The brightness you gave in any conversation. I celebrate the life you lived. I pray the lord have a special place for you in heaven. Despite this circumstance I can honestly say u have imprinted yourself in many hearts, minds and lives to many. You will never be forgotten but truly missed. My prayers and condolences to the family. I pray everyone look at the positive and be glad you have no pain, no suffering and can touch the hearts of all who are broken letting them feel you are safe and will be a guardian angel to all your family. Titi Maria you were a piece of heaven here, now and in the future. You were truly loved by many. Godbless you. To all the family look to the greatness and beauty of Maria. Do not mourn her passing cause there is life after death rejoice in the lord that she is in a better place. I am truly blessed to have met you in this life. Love your nephews old barber Joshua.

Michelle Pedroza

November 6, 2018

Maria you will be missed, I will always remember your infectious laughter , dancing salsa and drinking. You were such a beautiful soul and a beautiful person. May you Rest In Peace now Maria. My heart goes out to your beautiful family.

Wanda Gonzalez

November 6, 2018

The Gonzalez family sends our condolences for the loss of your loved one.
As my friend’s sister, I cherish the fond memories of the fun times spent and celebrations at Maria’s home. Also, I’ll never forget the times Maria did my hair and an awesome facial. She was truly a talented hair stylist. You will certainly be missed by all your family and friends. May you Rest In Peace 🙏.

Larissa Perez

November 6, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family. Prayers and love to you all.