Born: Fri., Apr. 17, 1931
Died: Wed., Aug. 27, 2014


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Sep. 01, 2014
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

Funeral Service

9:30 AM Tue., Sep. 02, 2014
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

Interment following funeral service

11:30 AM Tue., Sep. 02, 2014
Location: Fairview Cemetery

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1931 - 2014


HOLYOKE- Gloria Maria (Santiago) Diaz, 83, passed away at Loomis House on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.  She was born April 17, 1931 in Corozal, Puerto Rico  daughter of the late Camilo Santiago and Carmen Diaz. Gloria was a loving wife,  caring mother and an inspiring grandmother.  She enjoyed puzzles, flowers and keeping her grandchildren healthy by giving them all kinds of vitamins. Her passion was her family.  Gloria will be remembered as a great, strong, positive women and  for her faith in the Lord. Gloria was predeceased by her husband Francisco Diaz, two sons Pedro Juan Diaz and Elias Diaz.  She will be deeply missed by her son Francisco Diaz, Jr. of Springfield, MA; six daughters, Magdalena Benjamin and her husband Eliezer, Abigail Diaz, Sarita Diaz, Miriam Diaz, Enelida (Nancy) Diaz, Gloria Ester Diaz, all of Springfield, MA;  her adored grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many dear friends and extended family members.  Gloria leaves an impression in  the hearts and minds to never be forgotton.  Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014 from 5-8 PM at La Rosa Funeral Home, 254 Main Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040. The funeral ceremony will begin at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from the La Rosa Funeral Home and followed by the burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chicopee, MA. 

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   Posted Thu August 28, 2014
Abuela was the strength of the family, and will always be remembered for her kind and loving ways.

Love you always!!!!!

gloria esther
   Posted Thu August 28, 2014
mom you going be in my heart always, i love you and i miss you so much thank you for everything,

Erick Benjamin
   Posted Fri August 29, 2014
Abuela me duele que hayas partido pero sé que esta morando con Dios. El mes pasado tuvimos la oportunidad de compartir contigo y disfrutar de tu presencia. Alegre, cariñosa y sonriente, asi es como te quiero recordar. No es un adios, sino un hasta luego.

Tu nieto Erick Benjamin y Jannette Lopez.

   Posted Fri August 29, 2014
Abwela, le doy gracias a Dios por darme una abwela como tu . Fuiste la mejor abwela del mundo. Mujer bella, fuerte ,y llena de mucho amor y compasion con todos. Gracias por tu consejos q me plantaste en mi corazon. Algun dia se que te vere de nuevo que descanses en paz junto al lado de Jesus. Te amo y siempre te llevo en mi corazon asta el dia que nos encontremos de nuevo. te ama tu nieta ~bury

samuel rodriguez diaz
   Posted Sat August 30, 2014

   Posted Sat August 30, 2014
Abuelita, mujer fuerte y virtuosa. Llena de sabiduria y mucho amor para todos. Le doy gracias a Dios por haberte disfritado hasta tu ultimo dia. Me duele mucho tu partida y Dios sabe cuanto te extranamos. No te preocupes por kuky porque siempre velaremos todos por el. Siempre nos dabas consejos y besos y abrazos. Vaz a estar siempre en mi mente y mi corazon y yo se que un dia nos volveremos a ver. Te amo.

Sara Boria
   Posted Sun August 31, 2014

BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by Con mucho mucho amor Sara,Jose, Christopher, Angelice, Xavier and Noah.

Mi Abuelita linda bella, I'm going to miss you especially listening to all your stories of the past. I love you with all my heart and my heart is broken but I know you are in heaven and I will see you again. I love you wela! Love, Sara. Jose, Christopher, Angelice, Xavier and Noah

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