Felicita “Fela” Alicea Gonzalez, age 65 of Long Branch, formerly of Puerto Rico, gained her angel wings on Friday, April 15, 2022 at home. Born in Guayama, Puerto Rico she lived most of her life in Long Branch, New Jersey.
Fela was fluent in Spanish and was a very proud woman of her culture and heritage. She was a strong, resilient woman who was blessed to survive 11 years of dialysis. Through the years she remained positive for herself and remained a role model for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Fela enjoyed interior designing and decorating, puzzles, sewing, knitting and enjoyed her watching novelas. She also loved cooking and serving her family Pollo Guisado on Sundays’ and passed the recipe down to her daughter Bianca so the family could enjoy and remember her when they gather together for family dinners. She was a loving member of Camino de Salvacion Church on Liberty Street in Long Branch.
She was predeceased by her father Fernando Alicea. Surviving is her mother Luisa Gonzalez; 4 children, Julio Ayala, Omarya Ayala, Justino Diaz, Jr., Roberto Diaz and Bianca Ayala; 9 grandchildren, Duwayne Brown, Harry Hampton, Erica Diaz, Imani Essence Ayala, Lizmary Aponte, Destinee Glover, Brianna Marie Hill, Carl Xavier “Gordi” Jackson, Justino “Pookie” Diaz, III and Yareliz Ayala, and 6 great grandchildren, Jojo Pintado, Jr., Autumn Brown, Sanai Serenity Burton, Sy’anna Faith Burton, Jayleigh Grae Ayala, Nia “Chica” Brown and Naomi “Nena” Blessings Brown.
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