Mrs. Flor E. Pestana, 63, died Saturday, March 6, 2021 in the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation which will be held in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Sunday, March 14th. from 2:00-4:00PM and on Monday, March 15th. from 10:00-11:00AM. At the conclusion of the Monday morning visitation, there will be a prayer service in the funeral home offered by the Reverend Aurelio Yanez Gomez from St. Catherine R.C. Church in Hillside, followed by the formation of the traditional procession to St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia, where the prayers of committal will precede Mrs. Pestana’s burial in the family plot.
Mrs. Pestana, the daughter of the late Vicenta del Carmen Carpio Vizueta and the late Fermin H. Palma Loor, was born in San Nicholas, Ecuador. She came to the United States in April of 1990 and immediately settled in Newark, New Jersey, where she has lived for thirty-one years.
Mrs. Pestana has been employed by The Levy Group in New York City, New York for the past fifteen years. Her duties included being a supervisor who oversaw the operations of the company’s various warehouses located in New Jersey.
Mrs. Pestana was truly a social butterfly. She loved using the many forms of social media and was always on her phone, connecting with family and friends, so much so, that most of her family viewed her as the “mother” figure, the glue that bonded everybody together. Taking selfies was also on the top of her social media usage. Mrs. Pestana’s passion was music, and she was known for her beautiful singing voice. Those around her would just stop whatever they were doing just to hear her sing. Seems Mrs. Pestana had many other talents as well. She had been a professional seamstress, so she was a wiz at sewing, especially clothes and Mrs. Pestana owned two sewing machines that kept her busy. She loved nature, whether it be taking walks in the park, strolling along the beach or picking apples in the fall. During Covid, her religious soul deepened in that her church and her prayers became more prominent in her life. She was also a very generous and charitable lady, who was willing to help those in need, especially the poorest of people of her home country, that she would send money to. As if all of this was not enough, Mrs. Pestana was blessed with a green thumb. She would take the seeds of any fruit or vegetable and plant them. Somehow, those seeds magically produced their bounty for her. It was a running joke in the family about how good Mrs. Pestana was at growing things that no one else could.
Mrs. Pestana is survived by her husband, Francisco Jose Pestana; her daughter, Roxana Nieto and her fiancé, Yuriy Levin; her eleven brothers and sisters, Olga Almeida, Judith Almeida, Raymundo Almeida, Lucia Plama, Tiburcio Palma, Julieta Palma, Indelira Palma, Lilia Moya, Marino Palma, Mariana Palma, Israel Palma and many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of one hundred and fifty people allowed in the funeral home and the church at one time and face protection is required. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.
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