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Violeta Viruet Valentin

March 20, 1940 ~ September 15, 2020 (age 80)


Violeta Viruet Valentin was born on March 20, 1940 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico to Pura Valentin and Jose Viruet. She was one of five children. She loved music, telenovelas and animals.


In 1963 she moved to New York with her significant other Nelson Pena to start a new life. Together they had 4 children, 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren, 1 daughter in law and 1 son in law. Sadly the lord called Nelson Pena (aka Grandpa) in 2018. Violeta (aka Grandma) left this world peacefully at home on September 15, 2020. 


Violeta’s vibrant spirit, giant presence and strong character was felt by all who encountered her and she will forever be cherished. 


Violeta leaves behind her children; Nelson Pena, Maria Pena, Marisol Pena and Carlos Pena. Daughter-in-law Lizzette Pena and son-in-law Edgar Diaz. Her grandchildren; Nelson Pena, Christopher Pena, Samantha Pena, Pablo Pena, Angelica Diaz, Maria Diaz, Xavier Diaz, Nancy Diaz, Tytiana Diaz, Jonathon Lopez, Dexter Roldan, Carlos Pena and Eileen Pena. Her great grandchildren; Nelson Pena, Jordyn Pena, Kamryn Pena, Ashley Pena, Baron Pena, Ryan Pena, Robert Velez, Matthew Velez, Gabriel Velez, Nathaniel Velez, Ethan Velez, Justice Garcia, Alyasia Garcia, Aliani Diaz, Joel Diaz, Jonathon Lopez, Jaylani Lopez, Naydeen Pena, Carlos Pena and Alize Wilson. Her great great grandchildren; Leon and Noel. Granchildren-in-law; Robyn, Robert, Allah, Eileen, Lisa, Linda, Ivelise and Estephanie, and many nephews and nieces to cherish her memories.

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