Pauline Barbara Garcia
September 13, 1940 – July 30, 2020 (age 79)
Affectionately known as Paula, she was born on September 13, 1940 in Brooklyn New York.
She is survived by her husband of almost 56 years, Amado Garcia, her two daughters, Suzanne (Wayne) Ellis, Yleanna (Justin) Brown, stepson Kaful (Francia) Garcia, grandsons Steven (Christy) Ellis, Kevin Ellis and her sister Sheila (Howard) Rosen. She was preceded in death by her son Amado (aka Glen) Garcia III.
Paula touched many lives and was beloved by her extended family and the many friends she made. She had a strong connection to family and friends, frequently traveling to visit them. She always made time to stay in touch.
Entertaining was one of Paula’s passions. She welcomed everyone into her home with hugs and kisses. Her dinner table was central to many gatherings for meals, discussions, and lively games of poker.
She was devoted to her husband of almost 56 years, Amado. Together, they moved their household several times to be closer to family and friends: New York, Dominican Republic, California, Georgia, and eventually settling in Boca Raton, Florida. She loved to travel abroad and visited nearly every state in the U.S.
Paula’s faith was very strong. She loved angels and believed in miracles. She was enormously compassionate and always wished to help those less fortunate.
She was never a person to sit idle, she was always in motion. For Paula, the sound of music meant that she simply had to get up and dance. It never mattered if others were dancing or not, because dancing was one of her passions. Paula also enjoyed expressing herself through water-color painting.
Paula was an avid reader, had a sharp memory and was immensely intelligent. She was a fountain of information, and she could always remember the finest details. As she became ill, her memory started to fade and she found that to be enormously frustrating.
After being diagnosed with cancer, she chose to fight valiantly for her life as she didn’t want to leave her beloved family. Sadly, her beautiful blue eyes were forever closed when she lost her battle. Paula will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.
Services will be held at Saint John Catholic Church in Boca Raton on Thursday, August 13 at 10:00 AM. We will be following social-distancing procedures and masks will be required.
The interment will be held at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery. It will be privately attended only by her immediate family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Salesians Don Bosco https://www.salesians.org/
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Pauline Barbara Garcia, please visit our floral store.