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Mrs. Delia Margot “Cuca” Alvarez , age 89, of Newnan, passed away on March 7, 2018.
Mrs. Alvarez, known as “Cuca”, was born on February 25, 1929, to the late Alejandrina Garcia-Barbosa and Angel Maymi- Rios. She was born and raised in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, alongside her 4 sisters and 1 brother. It was in Toa Alta where she met and married her husband of 71 years, Ferdinand Alvarez-Rodriguez, including 9 years of dating. The two wed in 1950 and raised two sons together. Mrs. Alvarez lived a majority of her life in Toa Alta until she moved to Newnan, GA, at the age of 82 to be closer to family.
Cuca was an exceptional mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She loved her family and enjoyed hosting them with homecooked meals she had prepared. She was a great cook who specialized in rice, beans, cube steak with french fries, avocado, and sweet fried plantains. She enjoyed gardening and growing her favorite flower – orchids. She spent her free time shopping and watching soap operas. Cuca was a devout Catholic who never lost her faith in Jesus Christ.
Cuca was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Ferdinand Alvarez and sisters: Alicia and Emma Maymi. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Jesus M. Alvarez of Newnan, Marilyn Colon of Douglasville, Angel Ferdinand and Gayle Alvarez of Magee, MS; grandchildren and their spouses: Josean and Fabiola Alvarez of Hot Springs, SD; Arlene and Brian Ford of Boston, MA; Josue and Nerissa Alvarez of Parrish, FL; Jesse and Michelle Alvarez of Magee, MS; Angie and Jonathan Burnham of Puckett, MS; and Gabriel Alvarez of Magee, MS; great-grandchildren: Sebastian, Abigail, Isabella, Carolina, Damien, Anthony, Samuel, Ali, and Micah; brother: Miguel Rivera of Puerto Rico; sisters: Carmen Luisa Maymi and her husband Angel Perez, and Carmen D. Quinones, all of Puerto Rico.
Special Thanks to nieces: Elda M. Devarie, Anita Sanchez, and Carmen L. Perez who gave “Titi Cuca” their unconditional love throughout her entire life. Numerous other nieces, nephews and friends also survive.