Guadalupe Alonzo, 92, of Charles Town, WV passed away on March 11th of 2021 surrounded by her loved ones.
Guadalupe was born in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador on December 12, 1929 and came to the United States with a job opportunity as a nanny for a Diplomatic family. Upon finishing her duties, she returned home to El Salvador. Not long after, she realized “home” was now the United States. She came back to the United States and started working in the laundry room as a dry cleaner for The Madison Hotel. She would stay there for 40+ years until an unfortunate fall forced her to retire. A blessing in disguise, Guadalupe spent her time traveling between El Salvador and the United States.
While working in The Madison Hotel, Guadalupe met many politicians and famous Hollywood stars. Her favorite encounters were Michael Jackson and The Rolling Stones. She always said Michael Jackson was her favorite! She loved his music and music in general. When she would hear music play, rest assured, Guadalupe would dance. She loved having a good time!
Guadalupe never married but she lived her life along side Ada Luz Alonzo and Ada Guadalupe Alonzo, who called her mom and will greatly miss her. She is survived by many nieces and nephews: the Ayala family of Hyattsville, MD, the Alas family of Hyattsville, MD, the Orellana family of Lanham, MD, the Sotelo family of Bowie, MD, the Orellana family of Woodbridge, VA, the Alonzo of Woodbridge, VA, the Lovato family of Woodbridge, VA, the Elena family of Hyattsville, MD and Alexandria, VA. In addition, many more in El Salvador.
Guadalupe showed unconditional love to all and always had words of wisdom to share. She was a strong woman with a great big heart. Always reminded those close to her that life was short and to always make the best of it.
Guadalupe’s funeral services will take place Friday, March 19, 2021 in St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church from 5pm to 11pm. The mass will take place Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10am, followed by her burial in Gates of Heaven cemetery Silver Spring, MD.
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