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Paula Gonzalez Martinez

Paula Gonzalez Martinez, 87, formerly of St. Thomas, died in Loganville, Ga., on Oct. 28, 2012.

Services will be held at 11 a.m today at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church in Culebra, Puerto Rico. The family will receive friends and relatives at the church at 10:30 a.m. Services will be held later, and burial will follow at Culebra Municipal Cemetery. A memorial service will be held on St. Thomas at a later date.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Hermenegildo "Gildo" Martinez. In 1944, they opened their first grocery store on Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas, where they served the people of the area for 12 years.

In 1956, they moved to Contant 7B-15 where they operated Martinez Self-Service until 1980 when they retired and moved to their birthplace of Culebra, where they lived until Gildo passed away in 2005. Paula relocated to Atlanta, Ga., where she lived with her daughter Sonia M. Greaux and son-in-law, Roland H. Greaux, until her passing.

She is survived by her sister, Virginia Gonzalez; children, Sonia M. Greaux, Luz A. Moron, Paula M. Buice and Gildo A. Martinez; sons-in law, Roland H. Greaux, Robert G. Moron and David C. Buice; daughter-in-law, Constance D. Martinez; grandchildren, Ashlee Martinez, Roland H. Greaux II and his wife, Amber Greaux, Melissa Greaux White, Robert G. Moron II and wife, Noelle Moron, Christopher G. Moron, Andrea Buice Crockett and husband, John H. Crockett; great-grandchildren, Dylan H. White, Brayden H. White and Deven J. Moron; special sisters-in-law, Amelia Barbosa and Ramonita Romero-Gonzalez; special nieces, Noemi Gonzalez, Myrta G. Benet and Diana Gonzalez; nephew, Beno Gonzalez.

She is also survived by the Barbosa, Gonzalez and Carrillo families of St. Thomas, the Gonzalez family of Culebra, and many other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, and in her memory, donations can be made to Clear Blue Sky, Inc., P.O. Box 778, St. Thomas, V.I. 00804, 340-774-9688. Clear Blue Sky, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps people with mental illness reach their full potential.

Arrangements are by the Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Loganville, Ga., and Carrasco Funeral Home in Fajardo, P.R.

- Obituary written by the family.

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