Ana (Anita) Providencia
Born on December 8, 1938, in
Humacao, Puerto Rico, she passed away peacefully after a protracted struggle
with Alzheimer’s Disease,on the Feast of the Holy Trinity in Bethesda, Maryland,
on June 11, 2017, in the care of her husband of almost fifty-six years, Fernand. In addition to her husband, Anita is survived
by her sons and daughters-in-laws Fernand and Lisa, Charles and Jennifer,
and her three grandchildren Joseph Charles, Catherine Anne and John Paul
Lavallee, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Reinald
and Antonia Ortiz de Gallego, and her brothers Reinald and Vitin.
She retired in 1996 from
federal civil service with the U.S. Department of Labor where she conducted
international training of foreign economists in the collection of economic
data. Prior to that, she was involved in
the calculation of the Consumer Price Index.
She began her career working on Operation Bootstrap in Puerto
retirement she served as a simultaneous translator in Spanish/English for
AT&T, and as a certified translator for courts in Maryland. A long-time parishioner of St. Mary’s in Rockville, she was a member of the Women’s Sodality and
frequently participated in charitable efforts contributing her beautiful
Anita graduated from the University of Puerto Rico,
and completed her graduate work in economics at Boston College. An outgoing, brilliant, strong, dignified and
passionate woman of grace and boundless creative energy, Anita will forever be missed
by her family and friends.
A Mass of Christian burial
will be held at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church 6900 River Road Bethesda,
Maryland, on Thursday, June 15 at
10:30 am . Viewing will be in the Church
a half-hour before the funeral Mass at 10:00 am. Interment will immediately
follow at Gate of Heaven cemetery.
In lieu of
flowers donations may be made in Ana’s name to Montgomery Hospice www.montgomeryhospice.org/donate-and-support or Alzheimer’s Association https://act.alz.org/site/donation or the Catholic Coalition for
Special Education (CCSE) www.ccse-maryland.org