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Carmen Santiago Troche

July 20, 1930 - October 30, 2019

Carmen Santiago Troche, age 89, of Severna Park, MD, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on July 20, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Salvador and Josefina Santiago. Carmen dedicated her life to raising and caring for her husband, her children, and her extended family.

Carmen was a loving woman who embodied strength, courage, and passion. Her sense of humor and love of life made her the kind of person others wanted to be around. She enjoyed cooking, caring for her plants, reading magazines, watching her novelas, and preparing for the holidays, especially Christmas. Even though she lost her hearing as an adult, she remained the life of the party until the very end, singing and dancing and celebrating life. She was the heart of her family, and will always be remembered as a strong woman and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister, and friend.

In addition to her parents, Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Sixto Troche; her daughter, Nelly Maldonado; her son-in-law, Juan Maldonado; her sisters: Esther Santiago, Nilda Morales, and Adelida Santiago; and her brothers: Pablo Santiago; Néstor Santiago, and Salvador Santiago Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Rufina Santiago of the Bronx, NY; her children, Carmen Rivera (Jaime) of Yonkers, NY; Mirna Cameron (Darius) of Severna Park, MD; and Sixto R. Troche (Elizabeth) of Bear, DE; her grandchildren: John, Yesenia, Sixto Jr., Chereis, Taisha, Enid, Jaime, Nicole, Jacquelyn, Samantha, Meshal, Cassandra, Christopher, Michael, Tiffany, and Brenton; her great-grandchildren: Joshua, John, Anastacia, Isabella, Natalia, Gabriella, Maxwell, Blake, Serenity, Alexis, Arya, Shiana, Brandon, Mariya, Angelica, Elliot, Orion, Willow, Victoria, Aleah, Antonio, Elijah, Lorenzo, Junito, Noel, Jackson, Crosby, and Declan; and her great-great-grandchildren: Lily, Gabriel, and Nelly.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711, where a funeral service will begin at 12:30 pm. Interment will follow in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.

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8 Guestbook messages for Carmen Santiago Troche

  • May you Rest In Peace and join the rest of the family up in Heaven. I will always love you from the bottom of my heart. You was a very kind women. I will always appreciate the love you showed me. I will miss you dearly. ❤️🙏🏽

  • So sorry for your loss. I always will have good memories of her and your family when she baby sat me and my sister Tata. She will always be missed.

  • My beautiful angel mama how I miss you. Thank you for being a great example of love, dedication, loyalty, compassion and strength. It was an honor to care for you and walk these last few years with you. Thank you for teaching me to honor and love you till the last breath. I am who I am because of the woman you were. I will miss you beyond words my queen my angel baby. Till we meet again give my amazing daddy my love! ♥️🙏🏻

  • Mis condolencias en esta gran pérdida, Que Dios y la Virgen fortalezca a toda la familia, en este momento tan triste y duro como lo es perder un ser querido. Mucha Paz a tu familia y bendiciones!

  • My condolences to the family I love you guys

  • To Sixto R. Troche & Family,
    We, the administration and staff of Connections CSP, Inc., extend our heartfelt condolences to you as you experience this difficult time. We pray that you will embrace the peace of God and know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • My heart and condolences to the family. Carmen was a wise, caring, sharing, and everyone she met she received with open arms. I always felt welcomed at her and Sixto’s home. I know she gained her place in heaven.

  • Carmen was a loving soul who touched me, my family and everyone who met her. She has gone home to be with those who await her arrival.
    Our thoughts are with the family . She will be remembered in our prayers.. Ada, Gil, Marisa