Sonia was born on Oct. 22, 1952, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and spent her early years cultivating the close relationships with family and friends that would be a hallmark of her life. Her most cherished passion was her family and making memories with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Indeed, one of Sonia’s favorite quotes was “We don’t remember days…We remember moments”.
Sonia loved Halloween and was an avid supporter of the spooky holiday. She enjoyed donning elaborate costumes, collecting skull memorabilia and attending Halloween parties with family and friends. She also had a deep love for her dogs and adoration for hippos. She maintained a sassy personality on social media, making followers laugh with her feisty observations (if you know, you know). A college graduate, Sonia was a keen reader who loved a good novel (especially of the romantic variety) and posting tributes to the handsome heroes.
Sonia is predeceased by her father Jaime Ramos and granddaughter Joyleen Torres. She is survived by her mother Sara Vasquez; children Ibis Peña (Luis Torres), Lymari Peña-Ramos (Giovanni Ramos), Anthony Martinez (Nicole Martinez); grandchildren Alonzo Peña, Tyarra Torres, Trinity Torres, Luccian Torres, Xander Torres, Mya Ramos, Noa Ramos, Rylinn Martinez and Aurora Martinez; great-grandchildren Adrianna Peña and Kamir Roberts; siblings Edwin Rivera, Jaime Ramos, Vilma Ramos, Lloyd Ramos, Magaly Soto, Zaida Soto, Naida Ramos and Wilfredo Ramos; and numerous other extended family members who treasured their special relationships with Sonia.
Sonia was our family’s essence. Her extraordinary strength, boundless love selfless generosity and mischievous personality will be missed tremendously. We are eternally grateful for the outpouring of love and support from all who knew her. It helps us know we do not bear this devastating loss alone.
Dios te bendiga y te queremos mucho.
Visitation for Sonia will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM at the Lawton Turso Funeral Home at 633 Washington Street, Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh).