Gladys Martinez

Obituary of Gladys Martinez

Gladys Zarella Martinez, age 71, of Bridgeport, beloved wife of the late Moises Martinez, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Vincent's Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Born on August 11, 1945, in Callao, Peru, she was a daughter of the late Alejandro Rivas-Plata Castro and Celia Rivas-Plata Russi.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, cousin and aunt. With a lifelong love for cooking, she nurtured her family with unconditional love. Zarella was dedicated to living a spiritual life which inspired all those around her. She was truly the foundation of her family.

Survivors include three loving children, Maritza Brunetto and her husband David of Bridgeport, Ricardo Dagnino and his wife Paulina of Chandler, AZ and Michael Dagnino of Miami, FL, four cherished grandchildren, McKenzie and Ryan Dagnino and Dino and Nicolo Brunetto, siblings, Rubella Vargas of FL, Alejandro Rivas-Plata of Puerto Rico, Eduardo and Mario Rivas-Plata both of Peru, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother Adolfo Rivas-Plata.

At the request of Gladys, all funeral services were private. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.