Celia Angelica Baluja died on March 26, 2024. She was 98.

Mrs. Baluja was born on May 6, 1925 in Havana, Cuba to the late Felix Arguelles and Ana Maria Ortiz. She was a lifelong resident of the Bronx, having moved to Staten Island (kicking and screaming) 4 1/2 years ago.

Visiting will be Friday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10am at Holy Rosary Church, 1510 Adee Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at Greenwood Union Cemetery, 215 North Street, Rye. In lieu of flowers, because of Angelica’s lifelong commitment to animals and animal welfare, please consider donating to the Humane Society,   Bideawee,  or any animal charity of your choice in her honor and memory.



  1. Sheila on April 3, 2024 at 11:24 am

    My condolences to the family and loved ones of Ms. Angelica. She was a lovely lady and it was so nice to have met her and spent time with her. May she rest in peace.

    • Eric on April 25, 2024 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Sheila. You were a tremendous help to her and me. All my best to you and your family. — Eric

  2. Luis E Santos on April 5, 2024 at 3:02 pm

    Mi amiga Angelica me recordaba a mi madre amorosa, respetuosa y siempre alegre nos recibia a mi esposa y a mi con un beso que me daba un buster la recordaremos siempre por lo que fue se que esta en un lugar muy especial a lado de Dios
    Mis condolencias y respeto a toda la familia

    • Eric on April 25, 2024 at 6:15 pm

      Les agradezco la amistad y amor que le diste. Que Dios los bendiga.

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