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Maria Esther Mena Taborda

Obituary of Maria Esther Mena Taborda

February 14, 2023

Maria Esther Mena Taborda of Astoria, Queens, New York, passed away at Mount Sinai Hospital on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at the age of 79. Born August 15, 1943, in Cordoba, Argentina, to Anibal and Esther Mena.

She moved to New York City at the age of 24 where she continued her education attaining a Master's degree in education. Maria taught English as a second language to kindergarteners at PS85 in Astoria, Queens, NY for over twenty years.

Maria was a devout Catholic. She loved international travel and learning about various cultures.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Antonio Mena, and her sister Zulema Mena Fassi.

Maria is survived by family residing in Delaware. Her son, Henry Taborda, his wife April, and their sons, Gabriel and Jax. Granddaughter, Monica Irizarry and her daughters, Audriana, Zoey, and Nova.

She also leaves a host of friends and family.

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Dear Tia, you shall be missed, thanks for all the good memories , love you, Gabriela

Posted by: Ivana Fassi - Villa maria , Cordoba - Family February 15, 2023

Comfort when loved ones die.2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.

Posted by: sara B - columbus, ohio - Friend February 20, 2023