Grandma's Mother's Day Outing!
Yolanda Calderon
  • 84 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 9, 1927
  • Place of birth:
    New York, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Jul 10, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Braddock Heights, Maryland, United States
Let the memory of Yolanda be with us forever

Yolanda Calderon, 84, passed away on July 10, 2012 at Vindabona Rehab and Nursing home in Braddock Heights, MD surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on December 9, 1927 in Bellview Hospital in New York, New York, the daughter of Luz Maria and Joquin Rosado.

Yolanda married Frank Berrios in 1947 and settled in the Bronx. They soon has two sons, Frank Berrios Jr. and Micheal Berrios. 

Yolanda found her soul mate in Frank Calderon and married him in city hall on August 19, 1955.  They celebrated thier a life together in Bronx, NY and had two beautiful daughters Katherine and Kismet Calderon.   

Yolanda was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed social gatherings, dancing, and salsa music.  She was told by her children that she missed her calling in the legal field with her very inquisitive mind. She was a strong advocate for her children, and was very protective of them. She honored herself in being self sacrificing for her family and loved her husband with the deepest part of her soul.  She always believed in putting her family first.  She will always be remembered for being a strong minded person who wasn't afraid of speaking her mind.  To her family she was full of life, creative and a social diva.  To her children she was a nurturer that planted the seeds of the strong Puerto Rican Family that you see today.  

Yolanda is survived by her brother Joquin Rosado, her sister Mary Vertucci, her son Frank Berrios Jr and his wife Norma Berrios; her daughters Katherine Calderon and Kismet May; her son-in-laws Gilberto Ramos Jr., George May and Luis Rosa; her grandchildren Destiny Braddick, Monique Canale, Lorenzo May, Keona May, Stephanie Berrios, John Berrios, Michael Berrios, Sal Berrios; her great-grandchildren Sophia and Bella Braddick, Carter and Vanessa Canale, Jordan, Josel, Jovan and Jeremiah Little, AaZhane and Zurai Berrios and Nezarha Thompson and many neices and nephews.

Although this is a time of great sadness for her surviving family, Yolanda was welcomed in heaven with open arms by her loving husband Frank Calderon and her son Michael Berrios. She was also welcomed by her mother Luz Maria, her father Joaquin, brother Orlando, sister Lydia, Nephew Ernest, great-grandchildren Justin and Jason Little and Gigi Canale.  

A service of rememberance will be held at 3:00 pm in Middletown, MD on Saturday July 14.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by George May on 9th December 2017

"Just sitting here, looking out the window, watching the snow fall. And my thoughts go off to the heavens.  Looking up, thru the snowflakes, I see that smile and as I close my eyes, I can hear the laughter of the one and only Mother Calderon.  I remember, way back, on a day like this, as quiet as it is when the snow hits the ground, would be how lively it would be in your kitchen as you prepared one of your delicious meals, to warm our stomachs.  Pops would standing above us, waiting for that sign of approval (which would be me leaning back and loosening my belt buckle a notch to let my now filled to the brim stomach breathe).

Oh how I miss your meals. Oh how I miss your smile. Oh how I miss your laughter. OH HOW I MISS YOU!!!

As time goes by, my love for you remains the same and doesn't waiver.

Today is a celebration of your life and the life you brought to us all

Happy Born Day!

Love you Mother Calderon"

This tribute was added by Keona May on 10th July 2017

"Today was the day that the Lord saw fit to take you from us, to end your suffering and to be with dad and your son,  Michael. I love and miss you very much my mommy!!!!  Sending you big hugs and kisses and  endless thanks for all your love and sacrifices you made for me and your family."

This tribute was added by George May on 10th July 2017

"Hmmm...another year has passed but your memory will never fade away. The love for you will always remain strong.  Remembering your humor still makes me laugh, remembering your delicious meals still makes me yearn for another plate (by the way, please tell Pops I really miss his Shrimp delights he made - love Pops too) , remembering your smile still brings me joy.  Miss you very much Mom Calderon.  My love for you remains the same as when you graced this earth. Love you Mom Calderon"

This tribute was added by George May on 9th December 2016

"Mom Calderon, the years have passed but my love for you is still the same. I see the gleam in your eyes, I hear your laugh, and I remember those wonderfully delicious meals you prepared. Prepared with your loving hands. Please tell Pops I am thinking and missing him also.  You're not physically here, but the music is still playing, no need to waste some good music. You know how we do....Baile conmigo"  Oh Yeah....Love it, as I love you.

Happy Born Day Mom Calderon

Hugs and Kisses


This tribute was added by George May on 10th July 2016

"Another year has passed and another year of missing you.  But the sun is shining and it's a pretty warm day. I know that you're smile shining brightly and the warmth in the air is from your  loving and caring heart.

Keep on dancing and hug Pops for me.

Miss and love you Mom Calderon."

This tribute was added by deborah rodriguez-boddingham on 30th December 2015

"I hope you are party with the family - your are missed - till we meet again"

This tribute was added by George May on 9th December 2015

"WOW! Can't believe its been 3 years since you've gone to be with the Lord. But we still take the time to celebrate your birthday. I see you dancing. I see you smiling.  I still feel your love. You are forever in my heart.  Happy Birthday Mom Calderon Happy Birthday. Love you 4 ever"

This tribute was added by Monique Canale on 10th July 2015


I whispered I love you to a butterfly. I hope she took the message to heaven to deliver it to you! Everytime I run I think of you.  Thank you for keeping me going every day. I see you in Mom so much. I miss you!  Nessa is SO spunky and Demanding, Just like you! I wish you would have been around longer to get to know her crazy personality and to see how beautiful she is! She yells CARTER, just like you sometimes. It's funny. We miss you. Both kids speak of you often. Mom and I laugh remembering you.  Until we meet again! <3"

This tribute was added by George May on 10th July 2015

"Wow! I cannot believe it's been 3 years that you have gone on to be with the Lord. I miss you Mother Calderon. I miss your smile, your jokes, the dance we shared.  I thank you for your talks. I thank you for the delicious meals you prepared. I can still hear you singing, "'s those times, and other great times,  that will forever be etched in my memory  I will always love you Mother Calderon."

This tribute was added by George May on 9th December 2014

"Happy Born Day. I can see you dancing, feel the warmth of your smile and the love I have for you, will never go away.  Miss you so much Mom Calderon. Your memory makes me smile. Te Amo"

This tribute was added by Monique Canale on 10th July 2014

"Miss you Grandma! Every day!"

This tribute was added by George May on 10th July 2014

"Missing your smile, missing your wit, missing hearing stories of your youth, missing the little dance you did when you were happy or celebrating a holiday or special occasion. Thank God for you and the blessed memories you left.  You will be forever loved.

Love you Mom Calderon"

This tribute was added by Patricia Hill on 14th July 2012

"What a beautiful tribute you have given your mother and loved one.  Although its been some time since we have been in the same circles, the memories of family love is still so very vivid.   Pray that as time continues to pass that those memories will always be an eternal spring of life and joy forever in your spirit.  Your mom was a beautiful person and will live in your hearts forever."

This tribute was added by Yolanda Thomason on 12th July 2012

"So much laughter, love and wisdom wrapped up in one beautiful wonderful women!
Rest in peace mommie!!
Love you always and forever."

This tribute was added by Maggie Isaacs on 12th July 2012

"To know you is to love you and I am honored to have been able to to share in a part of your life.Thank you for always asking about how my family and I are doing each time I saw you even in your last days.  I will miss you and you words of encouragement.  Your smile and humor will be missed greatly.  I will always carry you in my heart.  Thank you for my best friend Kismet. Love always Mags"

This tribute was added by George May on 11th July 2012

"As I sit in this quiet place, I look to the sky and see your face. That loving smile and twinkle in your eyes. You're the brightest star, displayed in the sky. Hear the music playing, watching your body flow.Leading the salsa line singing mambo,mambo,mambo.You will be forever in my heart,and this one thing is true. Mommy Calderon, I will always love you"

This tribute was added by deborah rodriguez-boddingham on 11th July 2012

"My heart goes out to all my cousins, I feel your loss,know your pain and understand the relief you feel ; for she is no longer in pain. May the Lord grant you the peace He has given Yollie.  All my love - Debbie"

This tribute was added by Josie C. Calderon on 11th July 2012

"My heartfelt condolences on your loss.  May God give you peace, comfort and understanding.  Love from Nikki and Family."

This tribute was added by Josie C. Calderon on 11th July 2012

"My sincere and heartfelt condolences to my nieces and nephews.  May the Lord give you the strength in all the coming days.  Love you, God bless you.  Titi Josie"

This tribute was added by Josie C. Calderon on 11th July 2012

"To the living, I am gone. To the sorrowful I will never return, I am at peace with myself & the Lord. I can't speak, but I can listen. I can't be seen but I can be heard. So remember me in your heart, thoughts, & your memories. Remember me of the times we loved, laughed, cried & fought. And always remember me of the times we lived together. I am resting in peace, til we meet in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Leeann Stark Markowitz on 11th July 2012

"An Angel whispered
take my hand and
come with me
you're work here is done.

I went away to a place
where there's no tears, nor sorrow
only laughter and smiles,
there will always be a Tomorrow.

As I move amongst the clouds.
I'll look down and smile upon you,
while the angels
sing a heavenly song.

I am not alone
all who went before
are here
they awaited my return.

I know you'll grieve
and wish I"

This tribute was added by Eileen Rodriguez Plummer on 11th July 2012

"Sorry to hear about your mom's passing.  Just knowing that she is with the Lord and her husband and son, should make it a easier to accept. She is walking, laughing and having a good time with her heavenly Father.  Thank you Lord for your goodness and grace.  My condolences go out to you all."

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Monique Canale


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