Cover photo for Mrs. Maria Olga Gomez's Obituary
Mrs. Maria Olga Gomez Profile Photo
1939 Mrs. Maria Olga Gomez 2024

Mrs. Maria Olga Gomez

September 18, 1939 — May 13, 2024


Devoted to her family and her faith


PROSPECT  - It is with great sadness and broken hearts that the family of Ms. Maria Olga Gomez “Mama”  age 84 of Waterbury, announce her peaceful passing, on Monday, May 13, 2024 in the comfort of her granddaughter, Shanee Mina- Hunter’s home after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease brief illness.  She was the longtime companion of the late, Guillermo Mina.
 Maria was born on September 18, 1939 in Bogota Colombia the daughter of the late Eustorgio and Maria deJesus Gomez. Maria is so very proud of becoming a citizen of the United States so much so that she refused to allow her children to speak anything but English outside her home. She first worked for Uniroyal and then Duracell Battery but most recently was a personal care assistant with Almost Family Inc. A devout Catholic, there was nothing more important to Maria than her family. She was famous for her annual Christmas brunch where her entire family and dozens of their friends were welcomed into her home to celebrate the holiday.  While she enjoyed gardening, she was also a woman of elegance and class always being sure she looked her best.  Maria was exceptional in almost every way but she excelled the most at being a devoted mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. Our family thanks you Mama, for every prayer you uttered for us, for the many sacrifices you made for us, for thousands of hugs you shared with us and the unending love you instilled in all of us.

 Left to honor her memory and cherish her legacy are her daughters, Jeanette White and her husband Curt of Prospect and Katherina Mina of MD, her stepchildren; Guillermo M.  Mina, Daniel Mina  and Jessica Mina. She also leaves her siblings; Hernando Gomez, Maria Isabel Arenas de Castano and Gladys Arenas de Mendez. Mama was blessed with her devoted grandchildren who loved and cherished her; Monica Jacobson and husband Erik, Daniel A. Mina, Gabriel Mina, Christina Paniagua and husband Alex, Melissa Cromwell and husband Derek, Jason Soto, Shanee’ Mina-Hunter, Christopher L. Hunter Jr., Lauren Hunter, Lachai and Mina White and lastly her great granddaughter Alana Thomas along with 16 other great grand children as well as several nieces and nephews.  

 Funeral services for Ms .Gomez will be held on Thursday May 16, 2024 at 7:00 Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care 1987 East Main St Waterbury CT. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Maria’s family from 6:00 p.m. until the service commences at 7:00 p.m. Loving kindness is always welcome, and it only takes a moment to offer a message of condolence or words of comfort or share a memory of someone important to you with your family and friends. Please visit the funeral home's tribute page at to do so. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the Gomez/Mina family, please visit our Sympathy Store.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mrs. Maria Olga Gomez, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, May 16, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Waterbury

1987 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06705


Click to watch

Service commences at 7:00 pm

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 567

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree