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Paula Gonzalez Martinez

A memorial service for Paula Gonzalez Martinez will be held at 10 a.m. today at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas.

Paula, formerly of St. Thomas, passed away at 87 in Loganville, Ga., on Oct. 28, 2012.

Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at Nuestra Senora del Carmen Catholic Church in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

Paula was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Hermenegildo "Gildo" Martinez. As was her wish, she was laid to rest in the Culebra Municipal Cemetery near her husband.

In 1944, she and her husband opened their first grocery store in Kronprindsens Gade, St. Thomas, where they served the people of the area for 12 years. In 1956, they moved the family to Contant 7B-15 where they operated Martinez Self-Service until 1980 when they retired and moved to their birthplace of Culebra. They lived in Culebra until Gildo passed away in 2005.

Paula relocated to Atlanta 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; and 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 her memory, donations can be made to Clear Blue Sky, P.O. Box 778, St. Thomas, VI 00804, 340-774-9688. Clear Blue Sky is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps people with mental illness reach their full potential.

- Obituary written by the family

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