Maria Dolores Araya (Cuevas) 70, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019. She is survived by her 4
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children and thirteen grandchildren.
Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico on December 24, 1948, Maria came to the United States with her
parents Sixto Cuevas and Victoria Acevedo and her six siblings a few years later. She attended
John Jay High School and later worked as a medical claims examiner for Local 338. In August,
1969 she married Haroldo Araya, and together they had four children. Later on in her life she
moved to East Stroudsburg, PA, where she lived with and was cared for by her daughter Elena.
Maria, or Loly, as she was known to her family and friends, lived most of her life at 24 Sunnyside
Court in Brooklyn N.Y.
She was a loving and generous woman who adored her family deeply. She loved to travel and had a passion for salsa music and dancing. Her memory will be cherished and kept alive by her children, Richard and his wife Kathy, Maria Elena and her husband David, Robert and his wife Karoll and Michael and his wife Patsy. Her thirteen grandchildren filled her life with joy and meaning and she loved spending time with them and they will forever miss “Grandma.”
Family and friends are welcome to attend a viewing at Joseph J. Pula Funeral home at 23N. 9th St.
Stroudsburg PA 18306 on Thursday, April 25 the from 3:30-8PM, followed by a Funeral mass on
Friday, April 26 the at 10AM at St. Matthews on 78 Ridgeway St. East Stroudsburg PA 18301.