Maria "Antuka" Palomino, 43, passed away on Friday, July 16,2021 at her home. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Antuka came to New Brunswick at the age of 14.
After graduating Medical Assistant school, she worked briefly in the field before accepting a job with Rutgers University Dining Services Department. Antuka worked in Dining Services for 11 years.
She enjoyed her plants and gardening...had a "green thumb". Loved make up and especially putting on glamorous eyelashes.
Antuka was a spiritual and energetic person. Spending time with and cooking for her children were two of her favorite things to do. Antuka was one of the many famous Walmart shoppers, She was very outgoing, very happy and always had an upbeat attitude and personality. She was the "partier", had many friends and loved eating out and dancing.
Predeceased by her father, Miguel Palomino, she is survived by her mother Rita Rodriguez, her sons Nazaire "Nacho" Palomino and his companion Kiara Rodriguez and Aiden Rodriguez, her brother Oswaldo Botiquin, her sister Adela Botiquin, her nieces and nephews, Yairelys, Brendon, Yahir, and Roy Botiquin, Iben Wright, Wes and Ley Belazaire.
As by the family's request, visitation and services are private by invitation only.
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