Obituary of Maria Vazquez
Maria Nelly Vazquez age 85 of Saddle River peacefully passed away on July 1 surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Bogota, Colombia, SA in 1931 and moved to the US in 1951. Nelly settled in Forest Hills Queens where she met the love of her life Ramon Vazquez. They were married in 1960 and two adoring children, Ramon and Nancy. The family relocated to Ft. Lauderdale in 1972 where Nelly began her career as a dietitian working for St. John's Nursing home. She worked for over 25 years caring for thousands of residents during her career. She retired in 1994 and helped care for her first grandchild. She moved to New Jersey in 1998 and lived with her daughter, son-in-law, and family.
Nelly was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and she is survived by her son Ramon and daughter in law Lidia Vazquez of Davie, Florida; her devoted daughter Nancy and son-in-law Jim Bush of Saddle River, NJ and four grandchildren: Ramon Jose Vazquez, Jack Bush, William Bush, and Michael Bush. She was predeceased by her husband Ramon Vazquez.
A celebration of life will be held on Monday July 3, 2017 at St. Gabriel's Church in Saddle River, NJ at 10:00am. Cremation will be private.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to:
Valley Hospital Foundation directed to Valley Home Care Hospice 223 North Van Dien Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 OR Holy Name Medical Center Foundation, for Villa Marie Claire, 718 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ 07666.
All are gratefully accepted in memory of Maria Nelly Vazquez.