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1848 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
Phone: (718) 824-3700
Fax: (718) 823-6257
Esther Lopez

Esther Lopez

Saturday, March 25th, 1933 - Monday, January 7th, 2019
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On Monday, January 7, 2019, Esther R. Lopez, passed away at the age of 85 years. Esther will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Rosa and son-in-law Gordon, her only granddaughter Amelia, and her sisters Rosa R. Ebrahim and Cecilia Forteza. Esther will also be forever remembered by her numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

Esther was born on March 25, 1933 in New York City. She grew up in the Bronx and graduated from high school with a degree in cosmetology.She married her soulmate, Franklin Delano Lopez, at the age of 20 and they were together for 59 years before his death. Esther worked as a hair stylist and cosmetology instructor in New York City, Puerto Rico and Hollywood, Florida. She had many talents, but the role that gave her most pleasure was being the convener of family and friends for holidays and special occasions.
Esther was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and her siblings Raymond Rivera, Louise Garcia, Manuel Rivera and John Rivera.
A viewing will be held on Monday, January 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Thomas C. Montera Funeral Home, 1848 Westchester Avenue Bronx, NY followed by a mass at noon at Holy Cross Church at 600 Soundview, Bronx, NY. Interment will follow in the family plot at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx.

Donations in memory of Esther may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (

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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Thomas C. Montera, Inc. Funeral Home
    1848 Westchester Ave
    BRONX, NY 10472
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  • Service

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 12:00pm
    Holy Cross Church
    600 Soundview Avenue
    BRONX, NY 10473
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  • Interment

    Monday, January 14th, 2019 | 1:30pm
    Monday, January 14th, 2019 1:30pm
    St. Raymond Cemetery
    2600 Lafayette Ave
    BRONX, NY 10465
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Luz Silva

Posted at 02:40am
My Titi Esther was an amazing woman who led an exemplary life. She had a strong presence and had this inner strength that would rise up above and beyond anything life would bring to her. She was full of wisdom and class. She loved and cared so much about her family and friends. I feel so blessed she was a huge part of my life and my children, who adore her, were able to share the same blessing Family was important to her and she made it her business to make sure traditions were passed on and would work so hard to make sure everything was perfect for her loved ones and friends to come together and enjoy. This brought her so much joy. She only knew and taught to do things one way and that was “the right way”. She was honest and correct. She was always truthful and sincere. She was an unique precious gem who has left a legacy of love. The loving memories and lessons are greater than words can express.

Ashley Silva

Posted at 09:48pm
Titi Esther was like another grandmother to me. She taught me many lessons that I still carry with me from my childhood. She had a presence you could not help but feel no matter what room she was in and will forever have a presence in the lives of all who remember her. I am grateful to have known her and to call her my blood.

Elaine, Steven, Fara, Matthew, Marcelle & Mialy

Posted at 12:11pm
Titi Esther was a lady of wisdom. her thoughts and presence would forever live deep in our hearts. Love the Garcia Family
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In fond remembrance of Esther Love Aileen and Peter
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Dee L.

Posted at 03:16pm
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Time heals all wounds and may the God of all comfort be there to support you as you do. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

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