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Maria I.Diaz

Maria I. (nee Fuentez) Diaz, 78 of East Orange, NJ, formerly of Newark, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, in Newark, N.J.

Beloved Wife of the Late Victor Diaz, Sr. Devoted Mother of Carmen Tagliareni and her Husband John, Manuel Diaz and his Wife Lourdes, Carlos Diaz and his Late Wife Tracey, Edwin Diaz and his wife Mary and her predeceased Son, Victor Diaz. Dear Sister of Paula Fuentes, Domingo Fuentes, Juanita Martinez, Dionisio Fuentes, Alberto Fuentes, Alberta Ortiz, Angel Luis Fuentes, Sarita Pagan and deceased Victor Fuentes, Eufemia Fuentes and Ciano Pagan. Loving Grandmother of John and Michael Tagliareni, Cynthia, Manny, Jr, Niurka, Brandon, Javi, Omar, Andre, Veckys, Jessica, Eddie, Andrea and Chris Diaz and Great Grandmother of Allahja and Kaian.

Maria was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico and had lived approximately 60 years in Newark, N.J. She was a loving and caring Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Aunt to many loving nieces and nephews. She loved cooking and feeding all.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM at the Growney Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas of Aquinas Church, 40 Ludlow Street, Newark, NJ 07114. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, N.J.