Obituary of Juanita Cruz
Rochester: Passed away peacefully, at home on January 8, 2023, at age 77. Predeceased by her mother, Juana Cobas; Sisters, Maria (Bruce) Wilferth, and Teresa Escobar. Survived by husband, Juan Cruz; Children, Orlando (Candace) Garcia, Arelys Cruz, and Melissa Merced; Grandchildren, Maley, Mason and their mother Amy Garcia, Tamyalys, Arelyna, Azynalys, John, Jason and countless other adopted grandchildren who she adored; Brother, Orlando; Also, many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Juanita Cruz, known as ‘Loly” to dear friends, arrived in the United States from Cuba at age 19. Loly joined a growing Cuban community in Rochester, fighting for the American Dream. Loly went to night school to learn English and worked as a factory worker at Rochester Products/ Delphi, where she retired after 30 years. Loly worked hard to give her children the best education and life that money could buy, so they could enjoy the American dream through the fruits of her labor. She was a mother and abuela to many, fostering many children for 20 years and always striving to help those around her, selflessly. Loly loved to dance and always dressed for the occasion. Her favorite colors were purple and pink. The family would like to honor the bright light she was to so many by giving her a colorful sunset. The family requests no black attire.
Calling hours on Monday, January 16, 2023, from 4pm – 8pm at Falvo Funeral Home 1395 N Goodman St. Rochester, N.Y. 14609. On Wednesday, please meet the family 10am at Annunciation Church 1760 Norton St. Rochester NY for the celebration of her Funeral Mass.
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