TAMPA, FL - Maria Julia Ortiz Hernandez, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007, in Tampa, FL as a result of an automobile accident. She was the wife of Jesus M. Hernandez of Tampa. Born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico on Jan. 24, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Florencio and Emerita Luna Ortiz. She was employed as a nanny. Besides her husband, she is survived by seven daughters, Sandra Lopez of Meriden, Nivia Pantoja, Alicia Thomas, both of Puerto Rico, Mildred Hernandez of Meriden, Marilyn Strong and her husband, Alfred of New Britain, Evelyn Gonzalez and her husband, Al, of Middletown and Helen Muniz and her husband, William of Meriden; two sons, Luis Hernandez and Jerry Hernandez, both of Tampa; two sisters, Mercedes Rivera of Puerto Rico and Amelia Diaz of Meriden; three brothers, Manuel Ortiz of Puerto Rico, Angel Luis Ortiz of Florida and Martin Ortiz of Manchester, seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Norbert Hernandez; two sisters, Haydee Crespo and Margarita Perez; and two brothers, Juan Mana Ortiz and Reinaldo Ortiz. The funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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  1. A nombre de nuestra familia y de la familia de la fe de la Iglesia Metodista Unida Fe de Tampa, Florida y su Pastor Rev. Diogenes Hernandez, les expresamos a Jesus, hijos y nietos y demas familiares nuestras condolencias por la partida de nuestra hermana y amiga Maria. Elevamos nuestras plegarias por fortaleza para todos. Dios les bendiga, Alejandro y Lulu

  2. Dear Evelyn and Family- We regret having to send our deepest condolences again so soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Robin, Joel and Mike Backer

  3. Dear Mildred and Family, My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I remembered many things you shared about your mother, how she liked to cook, how she called your daughter .Misifusa.. I am glad I had a chance to meet her and tell her how much I appreciate you. My family and I send you our love and our deepest sympathy. Con mucho carino, Estela y familia

  4. Helen: Words cannot express the deep level of care and sympathy that I feel for you and your family as you endure your loss. The Bible tells us that God is a God of comfort, may you and your family find the peace that only leaning on Him brings.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. I would just like to say that I consider myself privileged to have known your family for years as growning up in meriden all of our lives My condolences to the Hernandez family. love always the Nelson Family

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I would just like to say that I consider myself privileged to have known your family for years as growning up in meriden all of our lives My condolences to the Hernandez family. love always the Nelson Family

  7. Mildred and family, I don’t think there are any sufficient words to describe the depths of the heartache you all must be going through at this time. I only hope that the knowledge that so many are holding you and your family in their hearts and in their prayers gives you some small comfort during this very sorrowful time.

  8. Mildred and family: My sincere condolences to you and your family at the loss of your Mother.Remember that Jesus Christ promised to leave His Holy Spirit to comfort us in time of sorrow and distress. I pray your family feels that Holy Spirit in this time of grief and mourning.

  9. Mildred I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Marta and I will say a prayer for her and your family. If there is anything that we can help you with please let us know.

  10. Mildred, My deepest sympathies to you on the loss of your mother. Please know that we are all praying for you and your family. May God bless and comfort you.

  11. Mildred, Please accept my deepest condolences. If there is anything I can help with, please let me know. May God give you and your family stength and grace in this difficult time.

  12. To Mildred and all the family in this trying times, you are in everyone’s hearts and minds. Let us value more than ever every day we share and every friend in our lives.

  13. We express our deepest sympathy to the family. May god comfort all of you during this difficult time. Our prayers and support are with all of you. Hernandez Family and Lawson Family

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