Margarita R. Navarro

Margarita R. Navarro

Margarita R. Navarro (Ruiz), 66, of Jamestown NY, formerly of Dunkirk, NY, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 10, 2017 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, Pa., following a brief illness.

She was born November 28, 1950 in Jayuya Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Carlos and Luisa Ruiz.

A homemaker, Margarita was a member of St. James Parish in Jamestown, NY. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She prepared meals at the Friendly Kitchen in Dunkirk, NY. She had been employed at The Resource Center, working with people with special needs in Dunkirk, NY. She was always ready to be a friend to anybody who needed one.

Survivors include four daughters, Daisy (Miguel) Berrios, Maria “Comai” Rodriguez, Elana (Jose) Estrella, Aurelia (Angelo) Perez; a son, Victor (Vinessa) Hooten-Perez; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, nine sisters, Daisy Carmelo) Torres of Dunkirk NY, Maria Ruiz of Bradenton FL, Mildred (Angelo) Ruiz of Dunkirk NY, Wilda (Luis) Dejesus of Sun City FL, Minerva (Hector) Rivera of Palmetto FL, Doris (Angel) AvilÈs of Ellenton FL, Liz (Joann) Ruiz of Dunkirk NY, and Evelyn (Robert) Ruiz of Tampa FL; four brothers, Carlos (Nilda) Ruiz of Dunkirk NY, Edwin (Carmen) Ruiz of Puerto Rico, James (Shelly) Ruiz of Dunkirk NY, and Ricky (Sonia) Ruiz of Dunkirk, NY; and her lifetime best friend Charlene (Jorge) Rivera.

Besides her parents, she will be reunited with two brothers, Jose Antonio Ruiz and Deacon Jose Ruiz, and one sister, Aida Ruiz. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10 o’clock in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Calling hours will be held Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Margarita was loved and will be missed by many. She will always be remembered as a queen to her children.