Maria E. Capera, 88, of Morris Plains, New Jersey passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 surrounded by her family.
Maria was born on November 28, 1929 in Purificación, Colombia. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Damian and Maria (nee Yate) Capera.
Maria immigrated to the United States in 2008. She was a talented seamstress and often made all of her children’s clothing. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She was the ultimate homemaker, was a kind soul and a very giving woman. She always said, “Everything made with love.”
Maria was predeceased by her husband, Francisco Aragon, son, Jose del los Santos Aragon, siblings; Aminda, Carmen, Maximina, Juan and Argelino. She was the cherished mother of Israel Aragon, Gonzalo, Jael Aragon, Emira Ines Zuluaga and husband Arvy, Elvia Aragon, Carmenza Aragon and husband Arleby Zuluaga, Luz Feny Rivera and husband Jairo, Francisco Aragon and Medardo Aragon. In addition, she was the beloved grandmother of 20 grandchildren and16 great-grandchildren. She was also survived by her sister, Sara and brother Marcelano.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Bradley-Braviak Funeral Home, 49 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981. A prayer service will begin at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Cremation will be private.
My grandmother was a woman who loved her life. she was a happy one, even through times of great weakness. My grandma was special, a woman who never gave up and worked for what she wanted. Growing up she was my role model, the woman i once and still aspire to be. The emptiness that fills our hearts grows each day that passes and yet somehow we find the strength to cope with the pain. She believed that if you're going to do something, do it out of love. ABUELA you mean the world to me! She's the reason to my existence, the reason why i do what i do out of love, my motivation to become a humble and caring. It has now been 3.5 weeks since she left and it feels like it was yesterday. God only knows that trail broken hearts you left, but the impact you made in each and every one of us. The day you gave me your Blessing was the Day i prayed to God for you to be with me forever, today i feel like i carry you with me everywhere i go. i love you grandma, and may the Lord give you rest. see you soon Abuelita. -Tortola Mayor, Dianne