Maria Nicolasa Quinones

October 1, 1928 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 93)


Our Dearest mother, Maria N. Quinones passed away in her sleep on January 6, 2022, at the age of 93. Three Kings Night!

She will always be remembered as a Loving wife to José Rafael Quińones (R.I.P. 11/2000) and Loving mother to three sons, Rafael Ivan (R.I.P. 9/ 2007), Jorge and Edgardo

She always smiled and treated everyone with kindness. She was very active and had several likes and hobbies such as cooking, gardening, dancing, playing dominos and card games.

She was fortunate to travel to numerous countries, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Israel. Panama, Korea, Japan, and the United States.

Special memories for her were seeing and being with Grandkids and Great Grandkids!

Special memories for me are numerous. But I will forever remember her 5 ½ months she lived with my family at home. I may display “dry tears” but within my mind and heart I know I had the Best and Blessed Mother that a son could have!

Mami, Te Quiero Mucho Bendiciones   Siempre te Recordare

Dios te Bendiga por Siempre

Tu hijo, Edgardo


Mami, Maria N. Collazo was born October 1, 1928, in Utuado, Puerto Rico. She grew up in Utuado and Guanica. She had 4 sisters and 1 brother. She graduated from High School in 1946 and then later Nursing School as a nurse anesthetist in 1952 in Bayamon.

She was married to José Rafael Quińones in 1954 until his passing in 2000. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and housekeeper for many years. Active church member with Sagrado Corazón and St. Joseph’s Parrish in Killeen, TX.

She is survived by her Sons: Edgardo Quińones & wife Aileen Martina, Jorge Quińones (Texas)

Grandkids: Daniel & wife Ashley Quińones, Alex Quińones, Lance & wife Laura Quińones, Danny and Sarah Barakat (Texas)

Great Grandkids: Izabelle, Kain, Murphy, Oliver, Noah Quińones (Texas)

Sister-in-law: Elba Quińones Rico (Maryland)

Nieces and Nephews: Petry Puig & José Ortiz, Aida & Carlos “Charlie” Puig, Cristina “Cùchin” Camacho, Carmen “Toli” Camacho & Jamie Aponte, Blanca Margarita “Maggie” Collazo, Héstor “Tito” & Elsa Collazo, Pedro & Lourdes Collazo (all in Puerto Rico)

Héstor & Myra Colón (Florida), Joey, Maria, Michael Rico (Maryland)

Preceded by:

Mother & Father: Maria Ramirez & Tito Collazo (Puerto Rico)

Husband: José R. Quińones (Killeen)

Son: Rafael Iván Quińones (Killeen)

Brother & Sisters: Guillermina “Guilla” Collazo, Maria Elena Collazo, Carmen “Tata” Collazo, Marcelino “Tato” Collazo (all in Puerto Rico), Gloria Collazo (Killeen)

Niece & Nephew: Sonia & César Colón (Puerto Rico)

Pallbearers: Daniel Quińones, Alex Quińones, Lance Quińones and Danny Barakat.

Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday January 28, 2022, then the Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 PM at Heritage Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 29, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Killeen, TX. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park and Cemetery.

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January 28, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heritage Funeral Home
425 E. Central TX Expwy
Harker Heights, TX 76548

Funeral Mass
January 29, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church (Killeen, TX)

Interment following funeral service
January 29, 2022

Killeen Memorial Park Cemetery

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