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Matilde Santamarina, 81
4:30 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery.
Mrs. Matilde Labandera Santamarina, 81, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem.
She was born on April 6, 1924, in Cuba, to Maria and Jose Labandera.
She grew up in Cuba, where she attended school. She married Everardo Santamarina on July 31, 1955. She spent the majority of her life as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. Family members said her hobbies included reading and taking walks.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Juan Labandera; a son, Joseph Santamarina; and by her husband, Everardo.
Survivors include a daughter, Blanca Torres (and husband, Max); and nine grandchildren.
Family members will officiate the services.
Burial will be at Portales Cemetery
Honorary pallbearers are Russell Santamarina, Justin, Joaquin, and Jarom Torres.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.