Pura Andino of Providence, Rhode Island transitioned into heaven on her 92nd year, on April 22nd, 2021 surrounded by family and friends at Hope Health Hultier Hospice Center. She was the last of her six siblings to crossover.
She was born on September 27th, 1928 in Carolina Puerto Rico and later migrated to New York City at the age of 15. It was here that she began her life. Drawn to the flashing lights of the city Pura enjoyed having a good time. From hosting family gatherings to dancing at the discos to gambling at the Casio, Pura loved being the life of the party. On the weekends, she loved to dress up and listen to the music of her time, what we now call classics.
Pura very much enjoyed watching her spanish soap operas, and one was not to speak while her Novela was playing. She had many ways about her that were unexplainable, but she was the roots of our tree. Much like her love for plants, she loved her family through those unexplainable ways whether close or from afar.
She was a mother to 8 children, 4 in which she lost throughout her lifetime along with the lost of one grandson. Of those children she leaves to cherish her memory: Amanda Concepcion, Anabel Reyes, Lucy Ortiz, Francisco Ortiz, Inger Rodriguez; 23 grand children, and 36 great grand children.
She was a very passionate cook, known for her authentic Puerto Rican soups and pasteles. Pura Andino loved to laugh and would gladly give you a quick shimmy of the shoulders, or crack joke on any and everyone, no matter where she was. She will be missed dearly.
The following is a poem provided by Inger Rodriguez :
In my heart
“I thought of you today.
But that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
I think of you in silence.
I often speak your name.
Now all I have are memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is my keepsake.
With which I’ll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
I have you in my heart.”
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