Paola Espinosa, 35, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2020. She was the beloved wife of Gabriel Espinosa for 8 years; cherished daughter of Ramon Lacruz and Amanda Lacruz; dear sister of Jennifer Pringle and her husband, Spencer Pringle and devoted aunt of Kylie Pringle. She was also survived by uncles, aunts and many cousins.
Paola was born in Mérida, Venezuela and raised in Staten Island. Paola graduated from Curtis High School and attended New York City College of Technology. She worked as a bookkeeper for M&L Steel for many years. Paola was a very loving person who was very close to her parents and sister. She loved animals, especially her dog Cindy, her guinea pig Lola, her two tropical fishes Blue and Pinky and her parrot Coco. In her spare time, she enjoyed listening and dancing to music, reading books, and watching TV. Paola also had a passion for cooking. She enjoyed preparing and experimenting with all kinds of recipes. Above all things, her favorite thing was spending time with her family and friends.
Visitation at the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Sunday, February 16, from 2pm to 5 pm and 7pm to 10 pm. Funeral Service will be held at International Christian Church on Monday, Feb 17, at 10:30am.