Maria E. Alvarez Ortiz

Died: Mon., Jan. 18, 2021


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Jan. 21, 2021
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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10:30 AM Thu., Jan. 21, 2021
Location: Machnowski Funeral Home 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford

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New Bedford – Maria E. Alvarez Ortiz, 62, died at home, Monday, January 18, 2021.  She was the wife of Edwin Lugo.
     Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Juan Alvarez and Candida Ortiz, and lived in New Bedford for several years.  She was employed as a legal secretary for the court house in Puerto Rico, before her retirement.
     Maria was a very religious woman and attended ICM Jehova Mi Rocha.  For Maria, her church was her life.
     She is survived by her husband, Edwin; 2 sons, Miguel Nieves and Jose Secarra; a daughter, Lumarie Nieves; 2 brothers and 2 sisters; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
     Visitation is Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 9:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M., with a service at 10:30 A.M. at Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Please wear masks and practice social distancing.
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Edwin Lugo
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021

Ornate Orchid Spray was sent by Family.

Te Amaremos por siempre. Edwin, Miguel, Lumarie y Nietos.

Edric Delgado
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021

Sincerest Thoughts was sent by Church members.


Angelie Nieves
   Posted Sat January 23, 2021
Tu bisnieta Mia Lucia y yo te amamos mucho! Siempre vivirás en nuestros corazones! Siempre lo serás todo para mi.. descansa en paz mi reina.. Ahora estas con mi Luneirys en el cielo.. Las amo por siempre!

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