Margarita Nieves, 87, a dedicated teacher, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2023, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ramon L. Roman.
She was born on February 15, 1936, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, daughter of the late Asuncion Lugo and Bernardo Nieves.
Margarita leaves many behind who love and will miss her dearly including her children, Ramon L. Roman, Hector Roman, Magali Roman, Janet Roman Guidry; her grandchildren that she raised as her own, Sigfrido Carillo, Jose Carillo, Luis Irizarry and David Gow.; her sister Olga Nieves; thirteen grandchildren, Ramon, Joel, Sylvia, Alex, Andrew, Xavier, Naadia, Annalise, Xiomara, Yadira, Roman, Nicholas, Tonia; twenty-two great-grandchildren, Arianna, Elena, Lucas, Samuel, Serena, Jakob, Bishop, Jayden, Jacob, Alexia, Addie, Ada, Nina, Diego, Sigfrido, Shane, Xavier, Eddieberto, Enrique, Eziah, Delaya and David; seven nieces, Josie, Ivette, Ivy, Joselyne, Lloceline, Lee, Linda and two nephews, Johnny and Hector. She also leaves a son-in-law, Andrew J. Guidry and two daughters-in-law, Saadia Roman and Olga Meraz. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, a sister, Juanita Nieves and a brother, Hector Pallares.
Margarita's passion for teaching spanned over several decades and touched the lives of countless students. She began her career as a teacher at Clark Street Elementary School and later moved on to Burncoat Jr. High School. Her commitment to educating young minds was unwavering, and she left an indelible mark on the hearts of her students. Margarita was also for her vibrant personality and her great sense of humor which brought laughter and joy into the lives of those around her. Her infectious laugh would brighten any room she entered.
Outside of work, Margarita had a zest for life that was truly inspiring. She cherished every moment spent with her family and loved ones, always prioritizing quality time together. Her fondest memories were created during family trips and gatherings where she would laugh wholeheartedly and create lasting bonds with those she held dear. One could never forget Margarita's love for traveling and food. Gathering around the table with loved ones brought her immense joy. In addition to her love for dining, she enjoyed playing bingo. The excitement of marking off numbers one by one filled her with anticipation and thrill. Margarita's true passion was for salsa dancing, in which she had been awarded numerous trophies. Margarita had a generous spirit and made an effort to pamper herself regularly. She would treat herself to getting her nails done and shopping to look her best from head to toe.
Family and friends are welcome to a celebration of Margarita's life with visiting hours Friday, November 17th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm at Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 9:00am in the funeral home. A burial will follow in Hope Cemetery.