Born: Sun., Oct. 10, 1948
Died: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 22, 2019
Location: La Rosa Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Dec. 22, 2019

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1948 - 2019


Yolanda Ortiz, 71, passed away with family by her side on December 17, 2019, in Springfield, Massachusetts, following a brief illness.

Memorial services will be held at La Rosa Funeral Home on 254 Main Street, in Holyoke, Massachusetts on Sunday, December 22nd, from 3pm-6pm. Services will be led by Pastor Bobbie Morkin of the United Congregational Church. Visitation time with the family will immediately follow at the home of her son and son-in-law, Juan & Jeffery Anderson-Burgos, located at 236 Locust Street, also in Holyoke.

Yolanda was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico on October 10, 1948 to Celica Rosa Garcia and Juan Garcia. In 1952, her family initially moved to Bronx, New York, eventually settling down in Holyoke, Massachusetts in 1953. To all, Yolanda was known to be loving and compassionate, fiercely devoted to her family, and freely offered sincere kindness to anyone who came into her life.

Yolanda is predeceased by her mother and father, Celica and Juan, and her brother Saulo Garcia. She leaves behind her husband, Leonides Ortiz, her brothers Jose (Cheo) Alberto Garcia, Hector Juan Garcia, and Orlando Garcia, four children, Juan Carlos Anderson-Burgos, Maryceli Burgos, Rafael Burgos, and Jacqueline Ortiz, 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Jennifer Leandry
   Posted Thu December 19, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences, to you all. She's forever missed.

Celines Rodriguez-Torres
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
I am very sorry for loss, there are no words to express the feelings one have when a love one is called home. Rest assured that she is now in heaven. In the Lord's presence for ever.

Aubretia Windy Edicl
   Posted Sat December 21, 2019
Yolanda I wish I had known you. I know your son Juan, and I want you to know that I am sure with your guidance, you produced a fine son

David and Heather Vazquez
   Posted Wed December 25, 2019
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. I had the blessing to know Mrs Ortiz. I met her when I was a teenager. I am friends with her children especially Juan and Jackie. She always welcomed me in her home and treated me like family. She was a wonderful, kind thoughtful woman. She will be missed and always have a piece of heart πŸ’“.My condolences to the rest of her family. She will always be with you watching over you. πŸ’πŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ». Amen πŸ™

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