Milagros Garcia

milagros garcia

April 10, 1937 ~ April 8, 2022

Milagros Garcia, age 84, of Fort Lee, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, April 8, 2022. She was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and at a very young age moved to New York City, where she lived for most of her life. She worked for the New York City Board of Education school system for over 35 years. She was a proud and loving mother to her daughters, Lizzette Zayas, Esq. and Dr. Georgina DeCouto. She was also a caring and compassionate grandmother to Daniel DeCouto, Rachel DeCouto, Sarah DeCouto, and Rebekah DeCouto. As the eldest sister of a large Puerto Rican family, she is survived by her siblings, Marta Albino, Norma Sanchez, Jose Edwin Garcia, Charles Garcia, Rosa Garcia, Maria Garcia, Julia Garcia, Magdalena Garcia, and Victor Garcia, in addition, she is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, including those who assisted her during her peaceful transition: Dr. Stephanie Garcia, Timothy Sanchez , Maria Garcia and Minister Roger Ovalle.

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  1. To my dearest sister of whom I have the fondest childhood memories of. You will not be forgotten. Rest well and give our Mami y Papi a big hug. It’s not a goodbye but a see you later. Love you forever ❤️

  2. I don’t know what my life would have been like without you.No words can express my love for you. Thanks mom . Love you , miss you Ivan

  3. Dear Lizzette,

    I am so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. I pray for eternal peace for your Mom and for strength for you and your entire family as you celebrate her life and mourn your loss.

    With my most sincere sympathy,

    Helene Tyminski

  4. Millie,
    After years of losing touch, I had you on my mind. On Friday, April 8th I spoke with an elderly Puerto Rican woman seeking housing – and she sounded just like you. I searched Google on Sunday, your Birthday, to find a phone number for one of the girls I knew since grade school, Gina or Lizzie. I used to call you on your birthday, remember? But instead of finding contact information, I found your obituary – – I'd missed hearing your voice by two days. I'm sorry I didn't get to see you again. I will always remember you fondly – always such a sweet soul with me. May you rest in the Lord's embrace, Millie. May the girls, your grandchildren and all your family members be consoled by Him and may they celebrate your life with all the love you deserve. Until we meet again.

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