July 21, 1961 - February 22, 2022
UTICA - Mrs. Elizabeth (Rios) Pagan, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in the comfort and dignity of her home. Born in Utica on July 21, 1961, Elizabeth was the daughter Gloria E. (Rodriquez) Rios and the late Julio Rios, Sr. Raised and educated in Utica, she was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. She then pursued professional training in cosmetology school where she earned her credentials as a New York State Licensed Cosmetologist. At one time, Elizabeth was wed to Jamie Pagan who passed away on November 12, 2019. First and foremost, Elizabeth loved and nurtured her loved ones, and dedicated herself to meeting their needs. Her family was her world. She loved to go shopping, kept an immaculate home, and enjoyed watching television, and her favorite movie, Dirty Dancing. She took pleasure in traveling to Florida, Ohio, and Utica to visit her loved ones. A deeply religious woman, Elizabeth practiced her Catholic faith as a parishioner of Historic Old St. John’s Church. Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Acevedo; and the cherished memory of her daughter Vanessa Gerena Acevedo who passed away on May 13, 2016; her son and daughter-in-law, José and Nayka Acevedo; grandchildren, Marialisa, Victor, José; Destiny, Juliana, Jazmari, Emmanuel; Luis, Zulley, and Taisha; and her 7 great-grandchildren. She also leaves her step-children, Jamie Pagan Jr., Antonio Pagan, Damaris Pagan, and Eddie Pagan; and her step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by her sisters and their loves, Milagros Rios and Miguel Acevedo, Carmen Rios and Patrick Lindsey, Gladys Rios, Judy Rios, Betsy Mitchell, Betty Rios, and Gloria Rios; brothers, Antonio Rios, Melito Rios and Lucy Talerico, Julio Rios Jr., Rafael Rios, Israel J. Rios, and Luis Rios; and her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. The family will honor and commemorate Elizabeth’s life privately. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave.
UTICA - Mrs. Elizabeth (Rios) Pagan, age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in the comfort and dignity of her home. Born in Utica on July 21, 1961, Elizabeth was the daughter Gloria E. (Rodriquez) Rios and the late Julio... View Obituary & Service Information
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