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Rosa Marrero Acevedo, born November 1, 1936 in San Juan, Puerto Rico passed away peacefully on September 2, 2020 at the age of 83 in White Plains, New York. She was the daughter of Feliciano and Dolores (Fuentes) Marrero. The treasured wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend was a long-time resident of the Bronx, New York.
After losing her father at a young age, Rosa moved from Puerto Rico to the Bronx with her mother and brothers at the age of 14. Over the years, Rosa worked hard to teach herself the English language while helping to support her family. She was fluent and well-read in both English and Spanish and cultured in both Spanish and Puerto Rican History. She worked at a shoe factory in her younger years and as a cashier at the local supermarket. Her love of math allowed her to help her husband, Humberto, start his own accounting business. Rosa thrived on being around people – she loved everyone, and everyone loved her. She volunteered at her church; generously and devotedly helping others in any way she could. Always the best at encouraging others, she was also a volunteer in her church’s Hospital Ministry. Rosa often gave anything she had away to the less fortunate, even her last penny. Her zest for life was unparalleled – she was a strong woman with an incredible sense of humor, an undeniable wit and an amazing storyteller with a memory like no other. With little to her name, she always put the needs of others before her own and was rich with and through God. She shared her love of cooking with her neighborhood. She enjoyed traveling with friends, playing cards and jacks, and spending time talking with people. As the matriarch of a large family, she raised five daughters and fourteen grandchildren and watched them grow through all stages of their lives.
Rosa is survived by her five beautiful daughters Soraya Vergara, Vilma Cohen (and husband Neil), Patty Flinn (and husband Lawrence), Lisette Bruner (and husband Lucio), and Yvonne Colon (and husband Hector); fourteen grandchildren Danielle Vitucci Raniolo (and husband Gary), Dean Vergara, Nicholas Vitucci, Louis Vitucci, Christian Colon, Samantha Gotay, Nicole Gotay, Jamilee Ramos, Jonathan Cohen, Christina Colon, Christen Colon, Christa Colon, Jaden Bruner and Lawrence Flinn IV; her great-grandsons Noah Finn Muller and Connor Michael Colon and her brother, Louis Marrero (and wife Virginia), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Rosa was predeceased by her father, mother, brothers (Hector, Enrique and Miguel), her husband (Humberto Acevedo) and son-in-law (Robert Vergara).
Her grand presence will be greatly missed, but she will always be our hero and the wind beneath our wings.
Visitation will be at Williams Funeral Home, 5628 Broadway, Bronx, NY, on Tuesday, September 8 from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.
Her funeral will be Wednesday at 10 am at Williams Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 10 W. Stevens Avenue, Hawthorne, New York. 10532
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