Amey Maldonado, 44, of Woonsocket passed unexpectedly at her family home on Monday, October 18, 2021. Born on November 13, 1976 in Pawtucket, she was the only daughter of Ebet and Ricardo Ramirez.
Amey was a dedicated CNA and spent many years serving patients in several nursing homes and care facilities before retiring thanks to a knee surgery in September 2018; She spent her time healing with her favorite furry baby, Gizmo, the Bichon Frise. She was a dedicated mother to her children, Bianca and Roberto and she was sure to raise them to be resilient and proud of themselves and their Taíno heritage. Amey was a force for good in her children's lives, she pushed her daughter from a young age to find her passion and thanks to her encouragement, dance became an incredibly important part of their lives as a family, whether it was for recitals or competitions, Amey always showed up and yelled the loudest from the stands.
Amey was a Hostess by nature and put her best foot forward by cooking meals that were representative of her childhood and her Caribbean culture; Pastelles, Shrimp Ceviche Salad and Carrucho are the notable favorites but when she got hold of pork shoulder, her guests were never disappointed. Amy learned most of her recipes by watching her grandmother, Maria, and her mother Ebet, in the kitchen.
When Amey wasn't hosting elaborate get-together's she was planning her vacation with her beloved husband, Roberto, her vice was always heading to Cozumel, Mexico via the Carnival Cruise. The image of peace was found when the ship pulled into the port on the borders of the Great Mesoamerican Reef; sitting on the white sands of the Chankanaab National Park with her best friend was what kept her going throughout the year, every year.
After returning home from her great adventures, she knew it would be time to prepare for Christmas, her favorite holiday. With knowing that she was no longer just a mother but a "Glam-ma" she reveled in spoiling Mema's two babies; teaching them as much as she could and encouraging them to find time to laugh and dance. She was always found listening to Salsa and the occasional freestyle styled music that took her to her youth.
Amey was a powerful and dedicated woman who always pushed her family and friends alike to follow their happiness and push to find their peace. She was called home early but the impact on her friends and family reverberates through the veil of death. Her memory and stories are shared and remembered by: her husband, Roberto Maldonado; her son, Roberto Maldonado; her daughter, Bianca Maldonado; her sister-in-law, Ana Crespo; her two grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family around the country and world.
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