Nilda Esther Quinones
Nilda Esther Quinones, 83, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 2015, formerly of Plainview, NY, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 in Cape Coral. She was born August 17, 1936 in Puerto Rico to Jose Velez and Candida Gonzalez, now deceased.
Nilda was of the Roman Catholic faith, having attended Mass at St. Pius X Church, in Plainview, NY. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend. Nilda was bilingual and came to the mainland USA when she was 9. She was an intelligent woman beyond her time and cared for many people. Understandably, she became a nurse and received her BS/RN in nursing. Nilda worked for many years as a nurse for the New York City school system and retired as the Director of Nursing. She also volunteered her services for many years for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, as a religious education teacher at St. Pius, and at the local voting center in Plainview, NY. She was a devoted and caring wife and mother and always thought of herself last. She will always be loved and remembered by all those who were touched by her heart.
She is survived by four loving children; James M Quinones (wife, Barbara) of Plainview, NY, Phillip Quinones (wife, Louise) of Holbrook, NY, Michele Kress of Cape Coral, FL and Jo Ann Sigua (husband, Rodney) of North Sutton, NH; two sisters, Sandra Cave (husband, Warren) of Hartsdale, NY and Irma Velez of Puerto Rico; three brothers, Jose Angel Velez (wife, Ires) of Puerto Rico, Hiram Velez (wife, Sarah) of Manhattan, NY, and Jose Rafael Velez (wife, Norma) of Puerto Rico; seven grandchildren Blaise, Stephanie, Elise, Cara, Skyler, Logan and Sydney, as well as, one great grandson, AJ.
No formal services are planned at this time.
Memorial Contributions in memory of Nilda Esther Quinones are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor # 17, Chicago, IL 60601; Mastocytosis Society (www.tmsforacure.org) or PO BOX 416, Sterling, MA 01564; and/or Multiple Sclerosis Society (www.nationalmssociety.org).
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.