Maria L. Figueroa, 83, returned to the loving arms of the Lord on November 15, 2020 in Cambridge Manor in Fairfield, CT. She was born to the late Brigido Chevarria and Rafaela Contreras Vallejos in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. She is the wife of Jose Figueroa. She moved to the United States many years ago. Initially she worked in the manufacturing industry as a machine operator but most of her career she worked diligently in housekeeping.
Maria was very proud of her Tico heritage and it was important for her to travel regularly to Costa Rica to spend time with her siblings. She was well known for her delicious upside down pineapple cake and savory "arroz con pollo". She enjoyed going to the casinos and shopping. She always bought for others first before even considering anything for herself. She took great pride in her appearance and was particularly meticulous about her nails.
Maria leaves behind to cherish her memory her only daughter, Jacquelyn Roman, her adoring grandchildren Aisha Moreno, Angel Ortiz and Michael Vargas, her precious great grandchildren Johanna Reveron, Isaiah Reveron, Lillie Patron, Layla Patron, Leilani Patron, Laura Ortiz and Luna Ortiz, her siblings Marcela Vallejas and Jose Contreras, her special niece Marjorie Johnson and several other nephews and nieces. She is predeceased by her siblings Salomon Contreras, Marta Bolaños, Lorenza Contreras, Victoria Contreras.
Family and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 E. Washington Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06608. Her interment will be held privately and at the convenience of her family.
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