Margarita Cordovilla

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(En Español más abajo)

Margarita Lemus Arevalo, age 94, passed away Friday evening, April 3, 2020. She was born in 1926, in Ahuachapán, El Salvador. The matriarch of 7 children, 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 8 tataranietos (great-great-grandchildren) and she loved them all. She worked very hard to raise her family, transferring her moral values and spiritual principles to them.

She moved to the US in 80’s leaving El Salvador to escape the war, was a proud US citizen and worked as a seamstress and was quite talented. Her altruism was more highly notable, as she dedicated her life to helping poor communities and churches in her native country El Salvador. She always given what little she had to those in need where she could. For years, she tirelessly pulling together large care packages that she could send back to El Salvador to help. She was a proud, active and dedicated member of the Casa De Dios Church where she was well loved. She loved to sing religious songs with the pastor, an act that she had the joy of doing earlier this year in the comfort of her home.

Many that knew her knew she had an extraordinary eye & talent towards turning commonplace items and materials into to treasures. Many of us having received one of her beautiful handmade roses, sometimes made of fabric scraps, many many times made of Styrofoam egg cartons. Often times the decisions on what eggs to stock in her refrigerator not by the egg type but the egg carton color she desired. Many were in awe of what she would make with her hands and the creativity and skill she had. She channeled her artistic side through a wide array of manual crafting and she loved to teach people her techniques.

We the sons and daughters, in deep grief for our loss, will always remember her. A special thank you is deserved to the wonderful amazing aides that provided invaluable care to her everyday and tended to her like she was their own. And to Angela, we deeply appreciate you for being with her final days. A thank you to her daughter Ana, for the constant almost daily attention that was needed in her care and to ensuring her mother was never without. And Thank you to her friends and the congregants of the Casa De Dios Church for loving and doting on her as well. May God give us strength.

We know that this is a difficult time in history and in lieu of flowers we ask that you perform an act of kindness in her memory. In these difficult somewhat solitary lives we are living right now, even a call to a special person or someone who might not be as lucky as Margarita carries a lot of weight.
Mami we will miss you. We love you BIGGGGG!

Ana Margarita Rodriguez
Martha Alicia Morales
Jose Manuel Morales
Ernesto Morales
Manuel de Jesus Morales ✟
Gloria Johnson
Lydia Morales

Margarita Lemus Arévalo falecio el viernes 3 de Abril de 2020 a la edad de 94 años. Ella nació, Febrero de 1926 en la ciudad de Ahuachapán, madre de 7 hijos,27 nietos, 40 bisnietos y 10 tataranietos y los amo a todos. Trabajo muy duro y se esforzó para infundir en su familia valores morales como también spirituals.
Se mudo alas Estados Unidos en la década de los 80’s huyendo de la Guerra y continuo trabajando como costurera que era lo que profesaba en su país. Canalizo su lado artístico al través de artes manuales. Ella era capaz de convertir cualquier tipo de material orgánico o artificial en Verdaderas obras de arte. Algo que compartió y enseno a todo el que deseaba aprender.

Su espíritu altruista la llevo siempre a ayudar a los demás. Especialmente a las comunidades pobres y a las Iglesias de su país natal El Salvador. Por anos dedico su tiempo para colectar grandes cantidades de ropa y artículos de primera necesidad que eran transportados mensualmente.
Ella fue miembro de la iglesia de La Casa De Dios donde era muy querida la congregación fue como su segunda familia.

Sus hijos, hijas, nietos y demás familia con profundo dolor por su ausencia la recordaremos siempre.
Que Dios nos de fuerza y resignación.
Ana Margarita Rodriguez---Martha Alicia Morales—Jose Manuel Morales
Ernesto Morales—Gloria Johnson—Lidia morales—Manuel j morales+
Agradecemos grandemente a las personas que cuidaron de ella. A Angela que estuvo con ella los últimos días y los últimos momentos. A los miembros de la Iglesia que siempre demostraron mucho amor. Por ella y a todos los que por ser estos días de tanta crisis no alcanzamos a mencionar Gracias Infinitas Gracias
Dios la tenga en su gloria. Amen
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    Mount Hope Cemetery
    50 Jackson Ave (Jackson Ave at, Saw Mill River Rd)
    Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
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    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the funeral services for Margarita Cordovilla will be held privately. The Cordovilla family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers. A celebration of Margarita's life will be held at a later date and will be posted to this website.

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Manuel & Martha Guadron

Posted at 09:17am
Our Deppest Symphaty to the Entire Family; we known Mrs. Margarita and her children for many years!! very nice family. You are in our prayers for God to give you strength and resignation. we love you all!!

Giselle Morales

Posted at 12:14am
Hi my name is Giselle Morales daughter of Isis Morales grand daughter of Ernesto. I wanted to share a memory I had my with great grandma❤️ I remember she came down to California from New York and we were at my grandparents house, she was so creative and I remember sitting at the table with her while she taught me how to make these beautiful paper flowers and it was so amazing to see how creative she was and I definitely see where I got my creativity from. She was so beyond beautiful.


Posted at 12:07am
Grandma had a fighting spirit that has carried on to her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I remember her feistiness when she would not allow anyone to help her get into the car. Her fighting spirit wouldn't allow that! She would do it on her own. Our family strength comes from spirit of this strong woman.

Abigail Morales

Posted at 08:10pm
I’m so grateful Emily had the chance to meet her great grandma. Emily would get so excited to see the crafts she made out of ordinary items and Emily definitely inherited that trait, they were very much alike in that sense. She was an inspiration for her strength and creativity and we will miss her greatly.

Alex Morales

Posted at 02:37am
My name is Alex. Ernesto’s son and margaritas grandson. I wanted to share a memory I have of “mi abuelita”. She was visiting us in California from New York. Since she lived so far east it was rare that she came to visit but it was always exciting knowing that she was coming to stay with us for a while. The memory that I hold dear to me the most was when she let us (children) sit at the table with her and she taught us how to make plants out of copper wire and colorful beeds. She showed us step by step telling us to follow her lead. When I finished the pretty colorful plant I remember feeling uplifted and proud of myself for what I made. Looking back on that memory now I am greatful. I always appreciated and cherished that moment and it is a great memory to me. I was always fascinated with the way that she would make art out of pretty much anything. Making something out of nothing so to speak. Like I told my dad. I take comfort in knowing that she lived a long life with friends and family that loved her. Although these Situations are never easy. She will live on within our hearts and within the love we show one another and within nature’s energy that we feel around us. ❤️🌱⚡️

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