Petronila “Tona” (Ruiz) Esquilin

June 16, 2003

PETRONILA “TONA” (RUIZ) ESQUILIN – in Woburn, June 16th, beloved wife of the late Elias Esquilin. Devoted mother of Jose Luis Esquilin, Maria Esquilin, and Jose Ramon Esquilin, all of Woburn. Also survived by 12 grandchildren. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, June 18th, at 8:45 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 9. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

OBITUARY:

Petronila (Ruiz) Esquilin of Woburn, affectionately known as “Tona???, passed away in Winchester Hospital Monday afternoon following a long illness. The wife of the late Elias Esquilin, who died in 1985, she was seventy-six years of age.

Born in Puerto Rico, she came to live in Woburn in 1973. She lived in the South End of Woburn and was devoted to her family. She was an excellent cook and seamstress, and particularly enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.

Surviving are two sons, Jose Luis Esquilin and Jose Ramon Esquilin, both of Woburn, and a daughter, Maria Esquilin of Woburn. She was also the beloved grandmother of twelve.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, on Wednesday, June 18th, at 8:45 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main St., Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday morning from 8 to 8:45 a.m.

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  1. for a very special person who meant so much to me..i know she is in a very special place and i will have her im my heart.. i miss her smiles and her voice.. to the family: u know that i will always be here and she is never be forgotten..take care..love u all

    love: Leslie, Gethro and Aaliyah Jean-Baptiste

  2. A beautiful person with a big heart who always had the kids asking for ice cream all the time…A special lady who also took care of me. I will miss her dearly..Te queremos mucho abuela, Margie, Jasmin, bebo, y Eddie..

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