Minerva MoralesMinerva Morales August 22,1935 - November 23, 2020 On Monday November 23, 2020, Minerva, a loving wife and mother passed away at the age of 85. She was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on August 22,1935. Minerva was preceded in death by her mother, father and her siblings. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Andres. Together they raised 7 children: Edna Iris, Edwin, Annette, Evelyn, Norma, Oscar and Zoraida. She is well loved by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren and is a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews. Minerva worked for many years as a seamstress. She enjoyed many different kinds of handicrafts and especially loved to make clothes for family members. Minerva was a loving and caring person. She was a great help to many newly arrived hispanics in Wilmington, Delaware in the 60’s and 70’s. She always was willing to lend a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. She usually gave sage advice. In the late 70s, Minerva decided to return to her homeland of Puerto Rico with her husband and four of their seven children. It was a big change but she wanted to share her birthplace with their children. In 1991, she returned to Delaware as an empty nester. Seven years later, she and Andres retired to Puerto Rico to enjoy nicer weather and spend time with two of their daughters and their families. Twelve years ago they moved to Spring Hill, Florida where she passed away. She will be sorely missed, but will always be in our hearts. Iris’s thoughts: Minerva Morales “what a beautiful name: which belongs to the most loving, caring and beautiful person she was from the first day I can remember. I will miss you mami for your love and the structure you helped build and filled in my life with all the love you could offer to me. You will live in my heart and mind forever! Your #1 daughter Edna Iris Nieves Morales💗 Edwin’s thoughts: Mom, you are the greatest woman in my life. You taught me to make my bed every morning. Show me how to brush my teeth. To take care of my sisters. But, most of all you showed me how to be a good man. I will miss the talks we had when I would visit with you. I will miss the way you would point out my faults. With your beautiful way of explaining things to me. I’m sure you’re happy with all your hard work. God, knows I wasn’t easy to raise. You did have your work cut out for you. I will always love you. Until we meet again. Your son, Edwin. Annette’s thoughts: My happiest memory of my mom was when she got me a job with her at the sewing factory Saul's. We bonded for a whole year. It was mom and me everyday until I left home the following year. I miss those days and I miss her. I remember her words to me “If you want pretty things you have to work for them” and here I am still working and getting my pretty things. I just wanted to say "sorry for being such a hell raiser" but "I'm glad you always had my back". Thanks Mom. RIP Gone but never Forgotten Evelyn’s thoughts: Mom, You’re gone. You’ve left me. I feel a bit lost. These past twelve years that you’ve lived with me have been wonderful and difficult at the same time. You didn’t always like how straightforward I could be. But you always told me what a good mother and wife I was. You were here during my worst nightmare, the loss of my beloved Felix. Now I have some peace that you and he are together. Thank you for being a great role model for me. I love you to infinity and beyond! Norma’s thoughts: What can I say about Mamí. She always forgave me and she was always there. Even though I didn’t realize that she was trying to help and guide me to make the right decisions in my life. She worked hard for me, giving her love and showing me to be strong. I’m sorry for any pain that I caused you and you forgave me. You were a real loving mother. You showed me to be devoted to my family. I thank you for being there every time I gave birth to my children and helping me take care of them. You taught me to be firm and loving to them. I am grateful for all that you showed me. I just hope that I’ll keep making you proud of me. I will alway have you in my heart. Thank you Mamí for everything. I will always love you. Bye for now Mamí! Oscar’s thoughts: Mom, Today I have not stopped thinking about you. Thinking a lot on the things you taught me growing up. You would tell me that: “You are no better than anyone else. But you are no worse either” “Always speak the truth” “Respect, respect” You would always express your faith in GOD and his love towards us. I also remember you telling me at a young age to continue to follow my faith and never allow anyone to impede my search for the answers I needed. Your inspiration and your faith have always been a comfort to me. I have learned a lot during my search for my faith and this has helped me just as you always helped me. You would always tell me that the last thought you had at night was us and that your first thought in the morning was us. Your family was always in your prayers. I only wish to have that kind of faith. Zoraida’s thoughts: La bendicion Mami. I love you and miss you so much. I feel so lost without you. What can I do now that I can not see you? I still can not believe that you are gone. For me you mean so much. You always had wise and loving words, when I was growing up. In my darkest moments you were always there to help me out. You never judged me but held my hand in my most difficult moments. Just a nice quote in remembrance of Mom: Now I know why you always told me to be strong. You knew that one day I would need the strength to bear your loss.
Minerva MoralesAugust 22,1935 - November 23, 2020On Monday November 23, 2020, Minerva, a loving wife and mother passed away at the age of 85. She was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on August 22,1935. Minerva was preceded in death by her mother, father and her siblings.She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Andres. Together they raised 7 children: Edna Iris, Edwin, Annette, Evelyn, Norma, Oscar and Zoraida. She is well loved by her many grandchildren and great grandchildren and is ...
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