Obituary of Sylvia Quinones

June 15, 2023

Wife of Jorge Concepcion, and had a daughter Jessica Hernandez. Parents of Ramon Quinones and Benedicta Medina-Cruz Quinones. She was loved by many. The family’s bright star who loved her husband, daughter, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews and friends intensely. She is unforgettable in her love of the arts and theater, Frida Khalo, Botero, MacKenzie Childs, clowns, elephants, her love of crafting and decorating for the holidays. She was a true humanitarian in the way she gave of her time and energy to those in need. She served at soup kitchens, was an operator for the suicide hotline and volunteered at Wood Hull Hospital to hold and nurture abandoned babies with HIV/AIDs virus. She invested time in her grandchildren, friends, nieces and nephews, by taking them to Central Park, plays, and trips to PA to ride ATVs and take trips down the Delaware River. She loved to travel and live life to the fullest. She was a wine maker and was given an award for her label Sylvino Ala 26. She also made her famous jalapeño wine loved by many. She was a wonderful cook and loved to entertain. The best parties were in her small 2-bedroom apartment. She made the most beautiful holiday wreaths, Christmas trees that belonged on 5th Avenue. Lover of dance, Broadway shows and cultural events such as bomba y plena. As a mother she gave her all. She was devoted to seeing her daughter enjoy life. As a daughter she was committed to her mother, Benedicta, and took excellent care of her. As a friend, she was everyone’s best friend. To know her is to love her and to be inspired.

She will be greatly missed. However let her life inspire you. Until we meet again in heaven; Enjoy your life, help others in need, dance til you drop, and thank God for everything.


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June 23, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Greenwich Village Funeral Home

199 Bleecker Street

New York, NY 10012

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The Evergreens Cemetery

1629 Bushwick Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11207

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Thank you for all the memories. Your zest for life always an inspiration. Our daughters always united beautiful sisterhood. Rest in peace.

Posted by: Irma Bonilla - New York City, New York - Friend June 19, 2023

My loving Titi will forever be missed you lived to the fullest. You loved deeply any title you carried mother, wife,daughter, aunt, sister, cousin friend you took seriously and gave all you had. You showered us all with love and left many memories behind. Never forgotten and loved forever. My Titi May you rest in peace.

Posted by: Wendy Rivera - Clermont, Florida - Family June 19, 2023

To My Dearest Friend Sylvia, You and I have had many years of wonderful. memories. You have been like a sister and my ultimate confidant. So many years of pure joy, laughter and passion and I could always count on you for the difficult times too. Your love for your culture and music was infectious and I loved sharing that with you during your famous Bomba parties and at the Nuyorican Cafe. There is not doubt that you have lived your life to the fullest. I don’t know anyone that has been to as many Broadway shows as you! I will Miss you dearly but you will always be in my heart and soul. You are La Reina y mi amor para ti is eterno! Until we meet again. Yours always.

Posted by: Sue Jane Grosso - Scotch Plains, NJ - Friend June 19, 2023

I have many fond memories of Sylvia from our years of working at NYU in the Medical Library. I was already there when she began working. We had many conversations about so many things!! I always enjoyed talking with her. She always had such a zest for life!! She will be sorely missed! I thank God for the gift of Sylvia!!!

Posted by: Adrienne Mumford - Bronx, New York - Friend June 21, 2023

My beautiful Titi, it’s hard to imagine our lives without you. We will always cherish our memories. You lived a life that many could admire. You are a great example of how to enjoy life and how to love. You are an amazing Titi, Great Aunt, Mother, Daughter and Friend. You are loved and respected by many and we are so lucky to have had you in our lives. We wish we had more time with you, because you was still young and hearing a Pitbull song will always be a reminder of you. We will always miss you and we know for certain that we have another Angel watching over us. We LOVE you always, see you down the road.

Posted by: Enoy & Abbie Valles - Mystic, CT - Family June 20, 2023
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