Love and memories last forever...
  • 55 years old
  • Born on June 9, 1961 .
  • Passed away on June 1, 2017 .

Maria T. Maldonado (nee Dougherty)  "Ria" on June 1, 2017 passed to the Lord at the age of 55.  Maria was born on June 9, 1961 the daughter of Maria Moreno Dougherty and the late Michael Roy Dougherty of Glassboro. 
Loving wife to Joseph Maldonado.  Devoted mother to Christina and Anthony . Caring grandmother to Alicia, Anthony Jr., Adam and Arabella. Dearest sister to Michael, Robert, Joseph and Loretta Curran.  Cherished aunt to many nieces and nephews. 
Maria was a graduate of Glassboro High School Class of 1979.  In 1981 she became the wife of Joseph Maldonado her sweet heart for 35 years.  He became her life long best friend and together they had 2 children Christina and Anthony as they grew so did her family with 4 beautiful grandchildren.  Maria spent most of her life in Glassboro until moving to Deptford in the early 90's.  She worked throughout her married life as a computer data base analyst.  Maria had a zest for life and a can do attitude.  She wore her heart on her sleeve.  Always there for all in need; she loved doing for her family and friends. She loved the beach, singing, dancing,cooking, decorating and vacationing with the Fab five .  Her happiest times were with her family.  Maria had a smile that was radiating and a heart that was warm like the sun. 
Please join in celebrating Maria's life  on July 1, 2017 at the Star Cross Fire Hall from 1-4 pm
, located at 4231 Tuckahoe Rd, Williamstown, NJ 08094. (Franklin Twp.)

Posted by Loretta Curran on July 18, 2017
Hello my sweet sister Maria "Ria" Oh how I miss our daily talks on the phone. I may live across country yet we never missed our phone calls so many times I reached for the phone to call you.My heart aches because you're not here on earth with us yet I'm so happy that you are not suffering any longer. I know you are in heaven with our creator and our loved ones especially DAD.Keep Tay Tay under your angel wing and always ask GOD to keep our family well. I can't say it enough how I miss you. And as always your beach chair will be set up for the beach days of summer. Love & Miss you forever. YOUR SISTER RETTA ♡♡
Posted by Carmen Lescure on June 25, 2017
I knew Maria in Middle and High school, she was the sweetest, kindest person. She always lit up the room like an angel with her smile.
Posted by Elena King-Stoltz on June 16, 2017
As my eyes flood my memory bank is overflowing with photographic memories. I have always been blessed to have you in my life. I will be forever grateful for all of that time. I miss you my dear friend and love you. I know that you are dancing with your daddy again. I may not see you for awhile but I will see you again because we all go home to the father. Until we meet again ....
Posted by Sheryll Queary on June 16, 2017
I can still remember the first time I met you back in the 70's when your brother Mike and my sister Debbie took me on a short vaca to Jersey. What a beautiful person you were then and always remained. Always enjoyed seeing you and your family when you would grace us with smiling face (and of course all the treasures that you brought from Jersey, wouldn't want anyone to go without). 
Love you Maria, rest now my friend.
Posted by Janet Vancamp on June 15, 2017
Too young to leave but know that HE has you now and what a wonderful thing that my Taylor was there to greet you, she loved you and I also bet she is still hugging you. Rest gently.
Posted by Mitchie Curran on June 14, 2017
I have so many memories I will cherish forever. Loads of fun times with you. I still laugh when I think of you in a frilly dress floating in the bay on Easter Sunday, while your "pusher" in a matching frock ran home to tell your Dad to put on his boots to fish you out! I hope your reading over my shoulder and laughing with me and mom. You always looked out for me, made me a Godmother, shared invaluable life advice I won't soon forget, and made sure I didn't forget to be myself. Thanks Aunt Ria. I love you and hope you find our friend Tay-Tay up there!

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