Lucia Mendieta, age 62, died on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in Mt. Sinai Hospital Queens. From her birth in a small town in Solano, Ecuador, on September 24, 1957 to her death on Tuesday she nourished people around her with joy, happiness, love and faith. She was the youngest of four children. By the age of 14 she immigrated to the United States and lived in Corona, New York. After graduating from Flushing High School, she jumped right into the work force working at a guitar string company while she studied for her Nurses’ Aid Certification. She later worked for Dr. Simpson where she learned and put her CNA to use. She then took a leap of faith and decide to pursue a career change, she started working at Banco Popular, ultimately, reaching her goal of becoming a branch manager of the prestigious Rockefeller Branch. She retired from Banco Popular and decided her banking days were not over. She was hired by Chase to become a Branch Manager. She took her job very seriously and loved to coach young talent and help them pursue career goals. Until this day some of her protégés are very successful and still acknowledge and thank her for her support. Left to honor Lucia and remember her are her siblings, Oswaldo, Gonfer, Gladys, Jorge and Marlene; seven niece/nephews Edward, Sandra, Roger, David, Donny, Joseph and Andy; 14 great-nieces/nephew Julia, Briana, Kailey, Emma, Grace, Naomi, Katherine, Olivia, Lily, Eva, Elena, Nylah, Carter and Lilliana. Lucia was preceded in death by her parents Guillermina Mendieta and Rigoberto Mendieta. Lucia will be remembered for being sassy, friendly, outgoing, helpful, bright, energetic, awesome cook, designated griller, best ceviche maker, ultimately a shining light in many lives. She was definitely an acquired taste BUT to know her was to love her.
Sadly, due to the current world situation that we are all living in we cannot gather together to mourn the unfortunate passing of Lucia, but the family will be in contact with all so that once restrictions are lifted, we can all get together to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers I ask you to please make a donation to one of the following:
Our Lady of Fatima Church where she was a parishioner: https://ourladyoffatima-queens.org/
The Hispanic Federation helping Immigrant Communities during this difficult time: https://prizeo.com/r/3ihx4q
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