Ms. Arlene Ivelisse Cintrón (Ivy), 73, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 27, 2023 surrounded by her family. Ivy died of complications from long-term illness at the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center.
Ivy was preceded in death by her parents, Wilfredo Rafael Cintrón of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico and Agnes Arlene Gregory of San German, Puerto Rico. Ivy was a student at the Colegio de la Inmaculada, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, until 1960, when she moved to The Bronx, New York, graduating from William Howard Taft High School. In 1970, she returned to Puerto Rico, where she went on to become an office manager, stenographer, and executive assistant. During that time, Ivy had her first two of three children. In 1988, in search for more opportunities for herself and her kids, Ivy moved to Houston, Texas, where she had her third and youngest son. After her illness forced her into retirement, she remained dedicated to her children and grandchildren, always living close to them, loving them and supporting them and their families.
Ivy is survived by her children, Gamaliel R. Cintrón and his wife, Stephanie, of Cypress, Texas, Carla I. Cintrón-Gaxiola and her husband, Christian, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Alejandro G. Nieves, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Ivy is also survived by her brother, Wilfredo R. Cintrón and his wife Carmen of New Hampshire, her sisters Lynette Cintrón and Rosalía Cintrón; and their mother Lynette Ortiz Maysonet. Ivy is also survived by her aunts, Cynthia Gregory, Awilda Gregory, Nitza Gregory, Teresa Gregory and Norka Gregory, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her three beloved grandchildren, Danielo, Charlie and Gabi.
Private remembrance will be held by the family at a later date. Donations can be made in the name of Arlene I. Cintrón at the Native American Disability Law Center.