Norma Diaz

Obituary of Norma I. Diaz

Norma I. Diaz

Rochester: Saturday, December 26, 2020 at the age of 65. Predeceased by her parents, Nicasio and Andrea Diaz; brother, Rigoberto Diaz. Norma is survived by her sons, Danny (Mailaika) Rivera, Bryan (Rachel) Rivera; grandchildren, Danny Jr. and Dyanni Rivera, Benito and Rosario Rivera; siblings, Francisco (Evelyn) Diaz, Ana Laura Diaz, Jose Diaz, Ramon Diaz, Monserrate Diaz, Luz (John) Holland, Hector Diaz, Jose (Edna Alvarez) Rivera, Santos (Andrea) Rivera, Carmen Milagros (Westley) VanDunk, Luis Gonzalez; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Norma will be remembered as a strong and loving mother, sister and friend to everyone she met. Born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, Norma was proud of her heritage and her family. She was full of laughter and fun, always dancing along to her favorites from Hector Lavoe to Bruno Mars. She was a trusted confidant who stood by everyone's side, always cheering them on and praying for their success. Her hilarious, trademark laugh could uplift any spirit and often did. She was a woman of faith - open-minded in her thinking and spirituality - and yet grounded in her belief in God. She loved a good book, all things sweet, flowers and the brightest colors possible.

Norma was a sunny day, a cheerful bumble bee atop a delicate petal, a gentle stream of water flowing out to sea. She was the best things in life warmly wrapped up in one of her famous "huggies". She was the sweetest breeze that kissed your cheek and softly held your hand in hers. She was "Ma", "Wela", "Titi" and "Mi Hermana". She was so very special to all.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, January 3, 1-4 pm at the funeral home (570 Kings Highway So.). Friends are invited to meet the family Monday, January 4, 10:00 am at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish at St. Michael's for her funeral mass. Interment will follow at Irondequoit Cemetery.

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Sunday
3
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Paul W. Harris Funeral Home, Inc.
570 Kings Hwy. So.
Rochester, New York, United States
Monday
4
January

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Monday, January 4, 2021
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish At St. Michaels
859 N. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, New York, United States
Monday
4
January

Final Resting Place

12:00 pm
Monday, January 4, 2021
Irondequoit Cemetery
3671 Culver Road
Rochester, New York, United States