EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

February 26, 2013

Antonia Garcia-Lopez, 88


Haverhill — Antonia García-López, 88 years old, mother of 12 children, died on Saturday, February 16, 2013 in Haverhill, Massachusetts following an extended illness. She was the wife of Enrique Ginorio-Arroyo of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Antonia was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on March 22, 1924, daughter of Antonio Garcia-Matías and María López-Ríos. She lived in Puerto Rico for 60 years until her move to Lawrence, MA. for her last 26 years. Due to her Dementia-Alzheimer’s she moved to Haverhill. She grew up and worked at an early age as a farmer on a coffee plantation. As a loving mother her worries were that all children have a better education, though, she never had an education and did not to read or write. Her favorite pastime was as a homemaker and excellent gardener

She is survived by five children J. Enrique Ginorio-García, Blanca I. Ginorio-García, William Durán-García, Antonio Durán-García, Feliciano Durán-García and 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren all whom she deeply loved. Antonia said:

“A new journey was assigned to me. A difficult one because I am no longer able to see my loved ones from my mortal body, but, at the same time I am able to help them from my spiritual life. My wisdom and bravery will be with them in memories

ARRANGEMENTS: Her body will be returned to the Earth in the form of silken remains on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Her Family would like to thank her friends and many loving caregivers, including the nurses and aides at Penacook Place, Haverhill, MA. and the staff of North Shore Hospice, Danvers, MA. To support her family with condolences or donations you may write to 1 Maplewood Terrace, Haverhill, MA. 01830.