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  1. Sister Letty touched the lives of so many people. I was fortunate of meeting Letty at the Parish of Christ the King in Bronx, New York many years ago. She was a friend, a mentor, a leader, a great listener, and a teacher. Letty was like family. Our Christ the King family loved Letty and everyone enjoyed spending time with her.

    I remember many years ago when I went to visit Letty and her family in Brooklyn. I was fortunate of meeting her sister Mirta, her mother, her father, her brother, her sister-in-law and her niece. A beautiful family. I remember when she stood over my home many years ago one night and my mom , Letty and I stood up very late talking for hours. We had great conversations and great laughs while drinking our strong Bustello coffee. I will greatly miss Letty.

    We used to refer to her as ‘the flying nun’ because she had so much energy and she was always on the run. Letty, my friend, always took the time to listen and give suggestions without being judgmental. I will always cherish the wonderful memories we shared. She will always be in my heart. I will miss you Letty. Te quiero mucho. Siempre estara en mi corozon.

    Love,
    Marilyn Santiago

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  2. My beautiful aunt, Ana Leticia Plasencia Barrios, was such a vibrant, warm and funny woman. She was there at every family gathering that I could remember— weddings, funerals, graduations, baptisms, communions. She always said the perfect thing to commemorate the occasion and remind us of our higher selves. Her faith was admirable. Even though she was so seriously and unwaveringly dedicated to God, she had the loudest laugh and the most spontaneous movements that would nudge your arm hard if it was a particularly funny joke. She was also the least judgmental person. I believe it was because she saw God everywhere. She was always ready for hugs and laughter and may God bless you’s, truly showing unconditional love. And I was blessed to have had her in my life for so long. Love you, Titi Letty. 💕

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  3. Gracias, Letty, for your very generous heart and spirit! Your energy and passion for life were certainly contagious! Your quest for justice was an example for all. I’ve not known too many people like you who were drawn to the world news daily, for so many hours. You will be missed by many as you’ve touch the lives of so many people by your caring and thoughtful presence.

    Cariños,
    Donna Marie

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  4. Sr. Letty, We will miss your big smile, energy, and passion. We are celebrating that you are reunited with Lord enjoying eternal life.

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  5. Letty, my dear, dear friend of over 40 years. We had so many good times together, at her place and at mine. Bronx, Brooklyn, Allison Park, Yonkers, Tarrytown sharing our homes and hearts. Retreats and vacations together-making our own and joining at retreat centers. We shared ministry together and walked often in the Spirit of Faith, Hope and Love.. We shared family together and shared hearth and home there also, depending on each others prayers.

    I have come to know and experience Letty as a woman of great generosity and integrity. We had great discussions on church and politics and the news in general and I looked forward and appreciated her wisdom in those sharings. It amazed me how she traveled on public transportation not only to see me but to see many persons and seemed to not be fazed. Although I live in New York and she most recently in Pittsburgh, we were able to communicate on a regular basis and we shared as if we were person to person.

    I miss her and am very saddened by her death. Already I have experienced what she always spoke about-Providence provides, and I think it has been a sign to me that Letty is still that Providence woman and still in our lives, in my life.

    Thank you Letty. Gracias mi Amiga! May you know the embrace of God and my embrace also.
    Jo-Anne Faillace,OP

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  6. It was the Columbus Day Parade in NYC in the 90s. My parade vantage point was the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. I heard my name being called over and over again. Yes, it was Letty! We watched the world go by on those steps and laughed about the art of always finding a friend no matter where one went. A few years ago, Letty and I were talking about handling life’s opportunities masquerading as life’s challenges. She said that she took her challenges to the Virgin under the title of “Our Lady of Knots.”
    Letty made sure that I received the requisite holy picture the next time she saw me. Well, Letty’s untied the final knot that tied her to this life. May the joyous spirit that emanated from her, find even greater expression she, unfettered, continues her soul’s journey.

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  7. Sister Leticia was one of those rare individuals who never met a stranger, only new friends. Her genuine warmth, boundless energy and big smile will be sorely missed at Alpha where she was an intrinsic part of so much of the life of the school, from lunch to chapel to the early learning center. We were all very fortunate to have known this lovely woman. May she rest in God’s love.

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  8. There was never a more beautiful woman wrapped up in a scarf! The warmth and love from her Provident God was given away with each action and word of Sr Letty. She made everyone feel so welcome and loved.

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  9. Sister Leticia was an amazing woman and her smile will be greatly missed! She had such a positive contagious energy and we always looked forward to seeing her and hearing her stories. We are grateful to have known her.

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  10. Heaven must be recharged with Lettie dashing about as she did on earth. Eternal rest does not seem relevant for her. A much-loved classmate, a friend, and “adopted” family member, Lettie was loved by my whole family. When we were postulants and senior novices, my parents, seeing that she had no family here, adopted her. After visiting rules were changed, she often was invited to meals or, more often, family reunions, because so many wanted to be with her. Her effervescent personality, her smile and laughter were infectious. She talked fast and always with love and often humor. She was often cold, even as summer brought sun and heat. A scarf around her neck was part of her daily attire. Lettie hated air conditioning, but she enjoyed life and left it too early. I and my whole family offer sympathy to the community and to her family, whom she loved. The world is a little sadder today because Lettie is not on this side of the thin veil.

    Sr. Rita Yeasted, SFCC

    On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 9:23 AM Sisters of Divine Providence wrote:

    > cdpsisters posted: “Please leave a comment to share your thoughts and > memories of Sr. Letty. ” >

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  11. Sister Leticia was a gift to our family when we moved to Pittsburgh and started at Providence Heights Alpha School. In a new and uncertain time, she greeted our daughter with warmth and a smile each morning. She made our preschoolers transition so much easier and we will forever be grateful. We will pray for her and remember her fondly. Rest In Peace Sister Leticia.

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