Marianna Aponte

Obituary of Marianna Aponte

Marianna Aponte passed away on January 15, 2022 at Lawrence Presbyterian Hospital in Bronxville, New York. Marianna, or "Annie" as she was called by those closest to her, was born on November 28, 1938 in Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico as the eldest daughter to Herminia Torres Lugo and Juan Aponte, Sr. Annie is survived by her siblings, Cristina Gonzalez, Lillian Caferra, James Aponte, and Richard Aponte, her children, John, Joe, Linda, Christina, and Bridgette Gonzalez, her niece and goddaughter, Lizzette Malpica, her grandchildren, Jessica Laureiro, Joe Laureiro, John David Gonzalez, Michael Anthony Gonzalez, and her great grandson, Jonathan Gonzalez. She is predeceased by her sister, Edith Sanchez, her brother, Juan Aponte, Jr. and her grandson, Robert Gonzalez. She enjoyed a career working for Westchester County Social Services in the 1970s, and graduated from Mercy College in 1980 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Her educational journey culminated in 1982, with a Masters in Education from Long Island University, an achievement she was very proud of. In 1956, she married Ismael Gonzalez where together they raised their children in Yonkers, New York. Annie, along with her sister, Cristina, ran the first Latina owned beauty salon in Yonkers on Palisade Avenue. She was also the co-founder of the Puerto Rican Community Council along with her sister in law, Carmen Gonzalez. In the late 1980s, Annie became a New York State Parole Officer in the Bronx, which she enjoyed until her retirement. Annie enjoyed music, dancing, traveling, flowers, arts and crafts, taking drives with father, her partner in crime, and anything with sequins and crochet knitting. She had a love of shopping and never met a lipstick or pair of shoes she didn't love. She was the backbone of her family and will be missed by all that knew her.
Wednesday
19
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Sinatra Memorial Home, Inc.
499 Yonkers Ave.
Yonkers, New York, United States
Thursday
20
January

Mass

Thursday, January 20, 2022
St. Peter's Church
91 Ludlow Street
Yonkers, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Mt. Hope Cemetery
Jackson Ave.
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States
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