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Ana Cecilia Ortiz

January 31, 1944 ~ April 18, 2021 (age 77)

Obituary

Ana Cecilia Ortiz, 77, beloved mother, sister and grandmother, passed away on April 18, 2021. She was born in Bogota, Colombia then came to New York City at a young age. The only family member in the US, Ana quickly learned English and built a full and happy life, active in her community and church for over five decades. Ana was seen to many, as they were to her, as family.

Ana will be sorely missed by her children Luis, Anna, Hector, Pablo, Viviana and Marysol. She adored her grandchildren PJ, Angel, Ciana, Ryan, Donte, Abigail, Nevan, Dakota, Nia, Corrine, Steven, Danny, Samantha, Manny, Nicky Jocelyn, Jeffrey, Jonathan, and great-granddaughter Violet, all whom lovingly knew her as “Wela.” A special thanks to all the spouses Yarah, Angel, Fallyn, Bonnie and Hector for sharing their lives with her.

Although Ana created a new family in the states, she never lost contact with her family back home. She will always carry her dear siblings Cristina, Flor, and Isidro in her heart as well as their children Luis, Esperanza, Hugo and Vanesa. She also held a special place for her dear cousins Marina and Alicia and their children.

Though Ana is no longer living amongst us, her legacy and joy of life will live on in her family and friends who will cherish their memories of her always.

Her Celebration of Life will take place 3:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Gerard J. Neufeld Funeral Home 8804 43rd Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Please no black attire. The Funeral Mass will be held on April 23, 2021, 11:00am at Blessed Sacrament Church 34-43 93rd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Entombment immediately after at St. Michael's Cemetery 7202 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11370.

Ana Cecilia Ortiz, 77 años, amada madre, hermana y abuela, falleció el 18 de abril de 2021. Nació en Bogotá, Colombia y luego llegó a la ciudad de Nueva York a una edad temprana. Ana, la única persona de la familia en los Estados Unidos, aprendió ingles rápidamente y construyó una vida plena y feliz, activa en su comunidad e iglesia durante más de cinco décadas. Ana era vista para muchos, como para ella, como familia.

Ana será extrañada profundamente por sus hijos Luis, Anna, Héctor, Pablo, Viviana y Marysol. Adoraba a sus nietos PJ, Angel, Ciana, Ryan, Donte, Abigail, Nevan, Dakota, Nia, Corrine, Steven, Danny, Samantha, Jocelyn, Jeffrey, Jonathan y su bisnieta Violet, todos quienes la conocían cariñosamente como "Wela.” Un agradecimiento especial a todos los esposos Yarah, Angel, Fallyn, Bonnie y Hector por compartir sus vidas con ella.

Aunque Ana creó una nueva familia en Nueva York, ella nunca perdió el contacto con su familia en Colombia. Siempre llevará en su corazón a sus queridos hermanos Cristina, Flor e Isidro, así como a sus sobrinos Luis, Esperanza, Hugo y Vanesa. También ocupó un lugar especial su querida primas Marina y Alicia y sus hijos.

Aunque Ana ya no se encuentre en este mundo, su legado y la alegría de vivir vivirán en su familia y amigos que siempre apreciarán sus recuerdos de ella.

La Celebración de su Vida se llevará a cabo de 3:00 pm a 8:00 pm el jueves 22 de abril de 2021 en Gerard J. Neufeld Funeral Home 8804 43rd Avenue, Elmhurst, NY 11373. Por favor, no use ropa negra. La misa fúnebre se llevará a cabo el 23 de abril de 2021 a las 11:00 am en Blessed Sacrament Church 34-43 93rd Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. Inmediatamente después se lleva a St. Michael's Cemetery 7202 Astoria Blvd, East Elmhurst, NY 11370.

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Services

Open Viewing
Thursday
April 22, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gerard J. Neufeld, Inc.
8804 43rd Ave.
Elmhurst, NY 11373

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Funeral Mass
Friday
April 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Blessed Sacrament Church
34-43 93 Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

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Interment
Friday
April 23, 2021

12:30 PM
St. Michael's Cemetery
72-02 Astoria Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11370

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