Emilia Nazario Martinez

emilia nazario martinez

July 28, 1930 ~ August 3, 2020

Emilia Nazario Martinez, 90, of Jersey City, NJ, peacefully passed away at home on August 3, 2020 with her family by her side.

A funeral service will be held at Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Lyndhurst, NJ on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 11:00am. Burial service will immediately follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington, NJ at noon. Frank Patti Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. Due to COVID, all are encouraged to send their thoughts and prayers rather than physically attend. Emilia would have wanted everyone to stay safe and healthy. A celebration of life will be held in 2021.

Emilia was born in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on July 28, 1930. Her mother passed away when she was a young child and her father brought her, her sisters and brother to New York City where they grew up. They lived most of their lives in Manhattan.

Raising and caring for her children and her family was her life’s passion, which she did with joy and zeal. She was a wonderful conversationalist and a keen listener for all who came to her for guidance, comfort, and wisdom. She enjoyed board games and puzzles of all kinds and was a master crossword puzzle enthusiast and Scrabble player. She also loved animals and beautiful flower gardens.
Emilia is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Jaime Enrique, and her children, Jaime, Christina, Constance, Mercedes, her grandchildren, Jessie Alexandra, Sabrina Christina, Thomas Scott, Chloe Emilia, Chelsea, Emilio, great grandson, Niccolo James, her daughter in law Migdalia, her son in laws: Scott and Luis, and her beloved sisters Josefina Ramos and Mercedes Nazario, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude for any memorial donations made to a favorite charity of their own choosing in Emilia’s name and memory.


Funeral Mass: August 7, 2020 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel R.C.Church
149 Copeland Ave
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Interment: August 7, 2020 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Holy Cross Cemetery
340 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ 07032

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  1. “Happiness is not a goal . . . it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Emilia had a life well lived!

  2. I didn't have the honor to meet Emilia. We all knew over the years about Chris' mother. Chris would share the love her mother displayed for her children, for her grandchildren for friends, and for her husband. The stories of how her mother reacted to the presence of grandchildren towards the end of her fragile life, were heart warming and reminiscent of my mother Rosa, who also had an impact in our lives and my grandkids. We know Emilia is in a better place, where people have no ailments and no struggles.

  3. Deepest Condolence for your loss. Prayers go out to to your family. May the Lord give you all strength during this time of grief. May your Mom rest in heavenly peace.

  4. My heartfelt sympathy to the Martinez’s family.
    I had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Emilia all these years as my sister’s Migdalia’s dear mother in-law.
    I always remember Emilia for her beautiful smile and gentle spirit.
    She always reflected a quiet inner strength
    My mom Brunilda used to tell me how she and Emilia would sit at the kitchen table for many hours in NJ sharing their life stories and talking about their first love-their children and grandchildren. When my mom passed away,
    l found comfort in knowing that Emilia and Migdalia had a special bond. I know that Emilia is now in heaven continuing to share with love ones including my mom. God has brought back home one of his beloved. We were all blessed by Emilia’s life.
    Love always
    God bless Awilda and Family

  5. life is short. During that time we meet and interact with countless number of individuals. On occasion during our journey, we meet someone that is very special. Mrs. Martinez was that special person. She was sweet. Kind, and had a very big heart. Regretfully, she has passed on, but she will never be forgotton. Though she is resting in peace, she will continue to look over her beautiful family.

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