Sonia I. Diaz – November 25, 2022


Sonia I. Diaz, 70, of Hoboken, New Jersey, passed suddenly but peacefully on November 25, 2022.

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. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude’s Children’s hospital, a cause dear to Sonia.
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). 

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

9 thoughts on “Sonia I. Diaz – November 25, 2022

  1. Great personality…always smiling.. I had privileged to work with her. Rest in Peace Sonia❤️

  2. I had the pleasure to meet her, her daughters and the Ramos family. The madison kids we where called. She was an amazing, caring, loving person we would never forget her. Sonia you will be miss, May God bless the family and friends.😞😔🙏

  3. Lymari, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. I had the best teen memories with Sonia and her family. I was only 14 and Sonia was so young with her two lil girls. She was beautiful, smart and fool of life. We were part of a girls soft ball team and we had the best memories ever. I remember feeling part of the family, they were the best family. Prayers for the family
    RIP Sonia you are in a better place now
    We love you, always in our hearts and thoughts

  5. Anthony and family, this news is so heart breaking. Your mama raised you to be the man you are today. She will continue to watch over you as she has done. Keep the memories close to your heart, Love Always

  6. Sonia was a wonderful person and we all feel privileged to have known her for over 30 years at work .We will miss her kindness and generosity

  7. Those Friends we care and respect don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday
    Sonia will be missed and may her soul RIP

  8. I have had the opportunity to work with Sonia for about 25 years , and I can’t forget her smile always ready to help , she would surely be missed . May god be with the family at this time as it is said ..
    Death is not the absence of light
    It is the turning off the lamp to welcome the dawn .

  9. I have had the opportunity to work with Sonia for about 25 years , I can never forget her smile and her readiness to help . She would surely be missed . May god be with the family and friends at this time .
    As it is wisely said
    Death is not the absence of light
    It is the turning off the lamp to welcome the dawn

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