Official Obituary of

Ms. Maria Astacio

April 17, 1947 ~ February 15, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Ms. Maria Astacio Obituary

Maria Astacio, born on April 17, 1947 in Ponce, Puerto Rico daughter of Guillermo Astacio Santiago and Digna Altruz.  Maria moved from Puerto Rico during her early years of life to Chicago Illinois where she spent over 30 plus years and was very happy there.  She moved to Cohoes, NY in May of 2023 to be close to all her family.  She peacefully passed away on February 15, 2024.  She will be deeply missed by all who know her. Maria was a devoted sister, aunt, Godmother, cousin and friend. Her kindness, compassion, and infectious laughter touched the lives of many.

Throughout her life, Maria was known for her unwavering strength and resilience. She faced challenges with grace and courage, always putting others before herself. Her selflessness was truly inspiring, and her legacy of love will continue to live on in the hearts of those she leaves behind.  In addition to her role as a loving woman, Maria was passionate about her all her family. She always was there in time of need for all her siblings, cousins and nieces.  Maria’s enthusiasm for life was evident in everything she did. Her warm smile and loving nature lit up every room she entered, leaving a lasting impression on all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Maria is survived by Lourdes Astacio Vargas, Luz Elizabeth Astacio Altruz, Vidal Astacio Altruz, Rosario Astacio Altruz, Marco Astacio Altruz, Andre Astacio Altruz, Reina Astacio Altruz.  She also was survived by her Godson, God daughter, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews who loved her dearly. Although she may be gone, her spirit will continue to guide and inspire us all.  She was preceded in death by her siblings Arnulfo Astacio Altruz and Nesto Astacio Altruz and nephew Omiler Astacio.




May Maria rest in eternal peace, knowing that she was loved deeply and will be remembered fondly by all who knew her.


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February 24, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Albany, NY 12210

February 24, 2024

4:00 PM
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Albany, NY 12204


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