Carmen Baez, 79, a longtime Rockaway resident, died August 21.
Baez was born on December 3, 1930 in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
Baez was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio; and sons, Melvin and Anthony.
She is survived by her daughters, Shirley, Elizabeth, Dorie and Patricia; granddaughters, Leslie, Angela, Schneequa, Pauline and Shaday; grandsons, William, Alex, Andros, Sammy, Anthony Jr., and Isaiah; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, Kimora; two brothers, three sisters, three sons-in-law, Paul, Jose and James; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. A funeral mass took place at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Far Rockaway. Interment took place at Trinity St. John Cemetery, Hewlett, New York.