HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY | Adelina Guzman


Residence: Campbell.

Date of birth: Dec. 28, 1923, in Villalba, Puerto Rico.


Parents: Pedro and Patricia Gonzalez-Renta.

Siblings: She had five sisters and three brothers. Sisters Amparo and Zoe are deceased. Justa, Maximina and Matilde live in New York. Brothers Adolfo and Mariano are deceased. Porfidio is listed as missing in action from the Korean War.

Spouse: Francisco Guzman died in 1988. They were married in 1944 in Puerto Rico.

Children: Aida (Will) Pacheco, Nancy (Robert) Pagan and Luis Guzman all reside in Campbell. Henry (Nydia) Guzman lives in Gahanna, Ohio, and Maggie (Emil) Cuevas lives in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Grandchildren: 15.

Great-grandchildren: 27.


Employment: Homemaker.

Church memberships: St. Rose of Lima-Christ the Good Shepherd Parish in Campbell.

Club memberships: Las Damas, a ladies’ society at the church.


Lifestyle, hobbies: “Mama Adela” as she is called by her grandchildren, loves to cook. Her favorites are the pastelillos, or meat pies, that she shares with them. She has a great love for plants and flowers, especially the roses that surround her house in the summer. She cultivates them herself by planting a branch into the ground.


Date and location: Her children hosted a surprise party for their mother Dec. 31 at the OCCHA Hall on Shirley Road.

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