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Esperanza C. "Espie" Delgado

Esperanza C. "Espie" Delgado (nee Cintron), 92, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Toledo, after a brief illness. She was born May 14, 1921 in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and lived in New York before moving to Lorain in 1951.

She was a housekeeper at St. Joseph Hospital for 14 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of Sacred Heart Chapel, where she was also a member of the Cursillo Movement. In Toledo, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres Church. Espie enjoyed sewing and playing Bingo.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond (Chris) Delgado, Jr., David (Judy) Delgado, and Jose (Lucille) Delgado, all of Lorain; daughters, Freida (Roberto) Colon, of Coamo, Puerto Rico, Judith (Benny) Rivera, of Lorain, and Gladys Delgado Ofori-Atta, of Toledo; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Oterro Cintron Medina, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico; and a sister, Dimas Cintron Medina (Zenkewich), of New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ramon Delgado Ramos, in 1998; her parents, Fermin and Juana (nee Ortiz) Cintron; brothers, Juan Cintron, Susano Cintron, Thomas Cintron, Antonio Cintron Medina, Francisco Cintron, Guillermo Cintron, Mario Cintron Medina, and Angel Cintron Medina; and her sisters, Tomasita Cintron, Maria Martinez, and Julia Delgado.

The family will receive friends Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 7 to 9 P.M., in the Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where services will be held Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11 A.M. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

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