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Maria ” Ñica” León, age 87 of Wyoming, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home surrounded by family. The daughter of Pedro & Maria (Vales) Fernandez, she was born on May 17, 1929 in Cienfuegos, Cuba. Nica worked for Keeler Brass for over 30 years before retiring so she could have more time to spend with her grandchildren. She was the most caring, loving and supportive mother and grandmother anyone could ask for. Her love was unconditional and the joy she brought to those around her was unending. Nica enjoyed going to bingo, even if that meant walking two miles to get there, and had a very keen sense of style and love for high heels.      

Ñica was preceded in passing by her loving husband of 53 years, Mario Antonio León; parents; and siblings, Pedro, Gloria, and Cuca. Surviving are her sons, Mario Hugo Leon, who cared for her the last three years and Leon (Jinger) Leon; grandchildren, Lennox and Evan; sister, Gladys; brother, Gilberto; along with many nieces, nephews and close family friends.   

Visitation is from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids (One block west of Eastern Ave.) with committal services at Noon on Monday at Resurrection Cemetery, 4100 Clyde Park Ave. S.W., Wyoming. 

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Lana on April 20, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    My heart aches for you, Mario. You and I spoke many times about how much your mother meant to you. I Know too well how great a loss this is. I hope it is some comfort to you to know that your mother most surely treasured you, and felt your love in every act of care and kindness you showed her….and there have been so many, I know. Blessings to you.

  2. Mario Leon on April 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Mi vida. Mi alma. Mi corazon. Mi todo. Mi Madre.

    Tu hijo que te adora siempre, Mayito.

  3. Nancy Robinson on April 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    My heart goes out to you Mario and your family,I to loved your mom,I would always tell her I loved her and she would tell me she loved me to much and that would warm my heart. Your parents were great neighbors, they will deeply be missed by both Randy and I.

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