Maria A. (Santiago) Ortiz, 85, died Thursday, July 20, 2023, in UMass Memorial Hospital, Belmont Street, Worcester.
She leaves her husband of 72 years, Daniel Ortiz, four sons; David Ortiz and his fiancé Nancy Vazquez of Milford, NH, Jose Ortiz and his companion Blanca Baez of Chicopee, Luis Ortiz of Worcester and Miguel Ortiz of Worcester, a daughter Milagros "Millie" Ortiz and her fiancé Gregory Calloway of Worcester, nine grandchildren; Jason, David Jr., Jenilee, Dereck, Miguel, Krystal, Tenishia, Christopher & Maxwell, 16 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Daniel Ortiz, Jr.
Maria was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, daughter of Severo and Maria (Valentin) Santiago. She was a woman of strong faith and attended the Pentecostal Church. She was a talented seamstress and enjoyed crocheting . She loved to cook for her family and was always baking cakes for them. She was known for her macaroni salad that everybody loved.
A visitation will be held on Thursday July 27, from 10:00-11:00 AM in Callahan, Fay & Caswell Life Celebration Home with a funeral service following at 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Notre Dame Cemetery.