RUGEL – Maria L., long-time resident of New Rochelle, NY (formerly resident of Callao, Peru), died peacefully on August 21, 2016. Loving daughter of the late Enrriqueta Córdova and Evaristo Rugel. Dear sister to Elsa, Mery Carmen, Manuel, Jorge and the late Teresa, Aurora, Cesar and Socorro. Extremely proud, caring and devoted Aunt (Tia) to several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. She loved them all as if they were her own children. Maria was a former payroll specialist and tax specialist for different companies as well as a former independent sales representative for AVON. She loved teaching religion to the children at her church. Some of Maria’s other passions were music, reading, knitting, making jewelry and solving crossword puzzles. Her great love of her family and friends and her faith drove her life. Maria always had a smile for everyone. Even while experiencing the most excruciating pain, Maria never complained and her faith kept her strong until the very end. Her life was a lesson of courage to us all. Maria will be deeply missed by all. She will live on in our hearts and memories and we will continue to love her forever.
Join us for a celebration of Maria’s life on Thursday, August 25th. There will be a viewing for family and friends at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 111 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y. from
9 – 11am immediately followed by a funeral service at the same location 11am. Interment, Greenwood Union Cemetery, 214 North St., Rye, N.Y.