Sonia Nilo-Nunez of Ellenville, NY, passed away on Monday, January 18, 2021 at Garnet Health Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was 76 years old. Sonia was born on August 14, 1944 in Santiago, Chile; she was the daughter of the late Luisa Nunez Abarca and Luis Alberto Nilo.
While living in Chile, Sonia had worked as a Secretary. She also had a passion for painting and would teach art classes. She married Gaston Avendano on November 6, 1970. Together they had four children. They moved to Ellenville in 1993 and continued to raise their family. Sonia loved children and began working for Rolling V as a bus monitor. She was an avid reader, she liked to travel, she enjoyed crocheting and maintaining a healthy life style with exercise and walking. Sonia was a communicant of St. Mary and St. Andrew’s Church.
She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her husband, Gaston; her children, Andrea Palacio and her husband Victor, Lorena Lajara and her husband Dante, Monica Avendano and Gaston A. Avendano and his wife Sloane; her grandchildren, Victor A. Palacio, Sofia Lajara, Victoria Lajara and Logan Avendano.
Services for Sonia will be held privately and at the convenience of her family.
Memorial Contributions may be made in Sonia’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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