Obituary of Beatriz Gamba
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Beatriz Ana Gamba, a homemaker and 43-year resident of Burlington, MA passed away after a long illness in her home with her family at her side on Monday night, December 5, 2022. She was 87 years old. Beatriz was born in Anapoíma, Colombia. She was one of 8 children born to Victor and Eleuteria Peñaloza. She met and married her husband Lorenzo, and started her family in Colombia.
In 1965 Lorenzo immigrated to the United States. Beatriz followed with her 3 children in Oct, 1966. They lived in Dorchester, MA for 13 years and then purchased their forever home in Burlington in 1979.
She ran the home and cared for her family with special love and dedication for her special needs son, Jairo. She kept the family values and traditions that she learned from her family in Colombia and incorporated American values and traditions.
Beatriz was the beloved wife of the late Lorenzo Gamba. She was the loving mother of her late son, Jairo Gamba, her daughter, Gloria Gamba of Burlington, Rodrigo Gamba & his wife Sharon of Niceville, FL.
She was the proud grandmother of Steven, Joseph, and Jacob Gamba. She was the sister of Victor, Etelvina, Custodia, Aura, Jose, Rosa, and Luis.
Visiting hours will be held at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., Burlington on Monday, December 12 from 6 to 8pm. Funeral from the Sullivan Funeral Home on Tuesday December 13 at 9am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Church in St. Veronica Parish, 111 Winn St., Burlington at 10am. Services will conclude with a burial at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Beatriz’s name may be made to either Meals on Wheels of Burlington, run by Minuteman Senior Services or the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, where funds are solely used for researching Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Edward V. Sullivan
43 Winn Street
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: (781) 272-0050