Maria Luisa Garcia


Rochester:  Passed away peacefully on October 16, 2014 at the Leo Caring Center in Rochester, New York.

Her Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, October 21st, 9 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3003 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY 14616.  Officiated by Father Thomas and Deacon Lombard.

She is survived by her loving children, Carlos Garcia (Olga), Maria Garcia (Brian), Ricardo Garcia (Debbie), Norma Garcia (Samuel), Marilyn Escalera (Gabriel), Jose Garcia & Christopher Garcia (Michelle).  She was blessed with many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her surviving siblings are Celin (Rosa) Cruz Maria (Eleuterio Sr.), Margarita (Esteban), Natividad (Angel Sr.), Sonia ( Luis), Arcadio (Elsa), Antonia (Tim), Francisco (Cruz Divina), Isabel (Ramiro) & Luis (Maria).

She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Isabelino Garcia; parents, Francisco and Juana Rivera (Guzman); brother, Ismael Rivera. She was a native of Puerto Rico and lived in Rochester New York for many years where she raised her family.  Luisa loved to travel and lived in numerous places including St. Petersburg, Florida.

Her favorite pasttimes were dancing, cooking, and spending time with her children, family and friends. She loved to laugh and enjoyed life with a sense of humor.  She was a caring, giving, strong and feisty woman with an intense passion for life and her children.  Luisa will always live in our hearts and will forever be dearly missed.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,



10 Condolences

  1. Jose' "Manolo" Miranda Nati's Son on October 18, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    To my Titi Louisa and Children,

    I love you all, I miss her dearly!
    We are all better grown-ups because of her and her Siblings.
    May God bless you all!

  2. Mildred on October 18, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    always in my heart,you’ve taught me so much.
    be at peace your pain & suffering is no more.
    god bless your soul,I love you

  3. Michele Garcia on October 18, 2014 at 11:21 pm

    I will miss you dearly. You were a breath of fresh air from the moment I met you. It was always evident that you loved your children more than your own life and you gave them your all. Thank you so much for blessing me with a loving husband (your son). Go now and be at peace. I’ll love you forever and miss you very much.

  4. Nisa Caraballo on October 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Grandma you will always be in my heart you are now at peace there no more pain or suffering I know your watching over us all you will truly be missed your smile you since of humor and charter now your with grandpa kiss him for us love and now rest easy

  5. Eneida Diaz on October 19, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I want to give my condolences to the Garcia Rivera family in the loss of their loved one. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and share your stories with us. You will be missed greatly. God bless ur family and may the Lord give you strength.

  6. Miriam Ortiz ( TaTa ) on October 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Mi mas sentido pesame para toda la familia y para callito y su familia nosotros la Familia Ortiz Romay estamos contigo en su dolor… Dascansa en Paz Maria Luisa..

  7. Bibi Velazquez on October 20, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    It’s too soon to be saying a goodbye and I’m still being selfish and not ready to let go quite yet. This world is lighter, emptier a bigger void since you became an Angel where now your home is breathtaking, painfree, angelic and filled with music, dancing and laughter…as I hope one day to join you and feel the same. Tia you gave me so much…i feel so empty and so alone without you the sun just doesn’t seem to shine so much but I know I’ll let you rest I’ll let you go in my time and the sun will shine so much brighter again…as I feel the rays of your love thru me…i miss your laughter, I miss you 🙁 ♡ Bibi ♡

  8. Luz Garcis Rivera and Felix Rivera on October 21, 2014 at 1:28 am

    We both loved you very much and will miss you. You are at Peace now. Condolences to the family.

  9. Denise Chong on October 21, 2014 at 2:06 am


    You have always been the life of every party. I can still taste and smell your cooking… The thought of you brings a smile though my heart is broken… You will be missed. We love you… Fly with the Angels and dance in heaven with your negro! Forever in our hearts. …


  10. Brian Grip on February 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm


    I am sad that I met you so late and at such a busy time in my life. I would have loved to have gotten to know you but I am glad that I had my chance. I hear wonderful stories about you and I know that we would have gotten along very well. I will make it my goal to meet everyone in the family I should have met a long time ago, and I will do it to keep our family going strong.

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