Luz Maria Rosa Quintana

Feb 15, 1928 - Aug 4, 2022

Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
1500 Mission Rd.
Colma, Ca, 94014


Peacefully and surrounded by family, Luz Maria Rosa Quintana gained her angel wings on August 4, 2022. Born in Jayuya, Puerto Rico on February 15, 1928, she spent 94 wonderful years spreading joy to any and all around her. As a teenager, she made her way to the United States where she lived in New York, but ultimately made the move to California with her family. She enjoyed listening to music while dancing up a storm, playing slot machines at casinos, and cooking amazing meals that fed the soul. Most of her time was spent taking care of her family, her friends, and her community.

Luz Maria was a kind, loving, supportive, caring, and giving person. She was truly a force of nature, determined to provide for her family and give them the life she felt they deserved. She was someone that always put the needs of her family before her own. Her family meant more to her than anything else in the world.

She was a strong woman of faith who faced every challenge in her life with courage and dignity. Her knowledge and guidance was the foundation of her family. She was a source of inspiration to us all and she will be deeply missed by everyone whose lives she touched.

Luz Maria Rosa Quintana, you have been a beacon of strength for your family for decades, you have taught them well, and your work here is done. You have earned the right to rest in peace. It is our turn to shine your light on the rest of the world. You will always be in our hearts and we will never forget you. You are fiercely loved!

She is survived by her children: Victor Jr. (Millie), Alex (Debbie), Nanci (Ron), Robert; 10 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and as well as numerous relatives and friends.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at Methodist Hospital of Sacramento for their care and compassion.

A Visitation and Prayer Service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at East Lawn Memorial 9189 E Stockton Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95624.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph Parish at 9961 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624. An interment will follow at 2:45 PM at Holy Cross Cemetery 1500 Mission Rd, Colma, CA 94014.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Luz Maria Rosa Quintana.


  • Donie Brownfield says:

    God Bless and keep all the family. I loved your Mom with all my heart. She was so good and kind to me. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Donie and Kojak

  • I love you Mami. You will be forever in my Heart. You were and are the Light of our Family. We will forever follow your Light for the rest of our lives. May God Bless and watch over you, until we are together again.

    Your Son,

    Victor Quintana

  • Luis Hernandez says:

    Rest In Peace Mama Luz… what I knew of you… you treated me and my family with nothing but respect and love.. you will be missed… the heavens Gained a Angel with a Corozon of Gold!!! God Bless you!!!

  • Dan Reilly says:

    Nancy, Ronnie, and family,
    I pray God will soften the pain of the loss of your mother. It’s never easy to lose a family member, even after a long life. I hope you can take comfort in the memories that you have of her in her earlier years.
    God Bless you all,
    Dan Reilly

  • Elba D. Maisonet says:

    Mis oraciones para toda la familia. Dios les conceda paz y fortaleza en estos momentos difíciles. Descansa en paz Luz.

  • Ana Maisonet Quiñones says:

    By reading her story I feel bad because I didn’t get to meet such an amazing woman. Not only the family but God must be so proud of her and my prayers are with all the family. Nancy, Vanessa, Victor, Alex, Robert, you lose an Angel.

  • Joe Uzeta says:

    Victor, Nanci, Alex, Robert & Family:
    I am deeply saddened with the passing of
    you mother, Luz.
    She treated me like I was a part of the family.
    I will always remember that.
    Joe & Nancy Uzeta

  • Maria TERESA Ohlson says:

    Dear Nanci. My deepest sympathy to you and your dear family. What an incredible and lovely woman was your Mom. May she rest in peace. God bless her always.

  • Evette Polanco says:

    To the family. I am saddened by the passing of such a wonderful woman. She made us laugh growing up, always fun times being around her joking. I will forever remember my roomy in Reno. Love you Luz. Que en paz descanse. Love you family.

  • Jim and Leeanna Cardin says:

    I can still see you walking with Nanci up and down the road to the bridge. You always had a smile and a wave. A sweet woman that truly deserves a peaceful eternity in Heaven. Hod rest your lovely soul.

  • Cheryl says:

    Victor, Millie, family and friends. I was saddened to hear about the loss you all are going through. Her memories and love will provide you strength and guidance. My prayers are with you all –

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