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With a life that spanned times of war and times of peace, times of plenty and times of want, Agueda Miranda created a vibrant collection of memories that will remain a lasting treasure in the hearts and lives of those she leaves behind.

Daily life in the 1930s was far from easy as the Great Depression blanketed much of the world throughout the entire decade after the crippling crash of the stock market in October of 1929. The effects were felt worldwide, and life in Puerto Rico was no different. With agriculture being the main contributor to the Puerto Rican economy, a devastating hurricane in 1932 only heightened the strain on an already handicapped industry. Despite the times of hardship around them a young couple from Coamo, Puerto Rico, were filled with unspeakable joy to welcome a healthy baby girl into their hearts and home on February 5, 1930. Baby Agueda was one of two daughters born to her parents, Americo and Sabina (Rivera) Alvarado, joined in her family by her sister, Delia.

Life truly began for Agueda when she met the man with whom she would establish the family she treasured. His name was Jose Miranda and together they were blessed with six children who were the light of her life: Anna, Judy, Jose Jr., Edwin, Tony, and Evelyn. Agueda fully immersed herself into her role as a mother and was able to completely focus her attention at home as a dedicated homemaker.

A dear woman to so many, Agueda Miranda was a true gift in the lives of her friends and loved ones. Life will never be the same without her here, but the impact she leaves behind will last for generations to come.

Agueda Miranda died on January 31, 2012, at her home. Agueda’s family includes her children, Anna Miranda, Judy (Angelo) Gonzalez, Jose (Patti Jo Rumppe) Miranda, Jr.; Edwin Miranda; Tony Miranda, and Evelyn (Juan) Carrasquillo; sister, of Delia Alvarado;13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; husband, Jose; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Agueda was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Carmen Ivette Miranda; and granddaughter, Alyana Narvaez. Visitation at Suminski / Weiss Funeral Home, 1901 N. Farwell Ave. Friday, February 3, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Funeral Services at 12:30 p.m. Interment to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please visit where you can leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.

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