Maria “Malen” Vazquez Figueroa 81 years of age, of Yabucoa P.R. and Lawrence, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday April 28, 2022. She retired from the Lawrence Public School System after 30 yrs of service and The Lawrence Senior Center where she had worked and volunteered for 12yrs. Malen was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Mother-in-Law, Sister, Aunt, and Friend. She loved all of her babies, Grandchildren and Adoptive Children. Her love had no boundaries.
She is preceded by her Loving Husband of 38 yrs. Jose A. Vazquez, her biological parents Felix Figueroa and Rosalia Rivera, and her adoptive mother Modesta Cruz Alvarez. She is also preceded by 8 brothers and 4 sisters.
Malen is survived by her daughters the eldest Joann Vazquez Quiñones, Felix A. Quiñones (son-in-law), Grandsons Felix A. Quiñones and Jose A. Quiñones. Her youngest daughter Mildred Vazquez Brizuela and Granddaughters Adriana R. Brizuela and Erica R. Hussey. Malen is also survived by 1 Brother and 3 Sister. Malen had many adoptive children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that love and will miss her greatly.
Malen was very active in her community of Lawrence, MA and her church community of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, where she was a member of La Cofradia Del Sagrado Corazon, Ministerio de la Eucaristia and Cursillo , she also loved to play dominos, bingo, cruises, and the mountains but most of all her greatest Love and Passion was spending time with her family.
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