Esperanza Smester

esperanza smester

December 18, 1937 ~ August 16, 2023

Born in: Humacao, PR
Resided in: Mount Sinai, NY

Services

Celebration of Life Visitation: August 20, 2023 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Patchogue Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church
1225 North Ocean Avenue
Medford, NY 11763


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  1. Truly a lovely warm Christian woman who will be missed alot by her family and friends. My prayers are with you all.

  2. Dear Roxana, Emily, Ruben, Evelyn and Mr. Smester, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss.

    Mrs. Smester was such a warm person. I have a fond memory of her when I was invited to the house many years ago. I’ll never forget how she made me feel so welcome to be in her home.

    Please remember this isn’t the end. She’s sleeping in Jesus right now and when He calls her name, she’ll wake up again.

    May the Holy Spirit be close to everyone in the family and provide comfort during this difficult time.

  3. candleWe are so sorry for your loss.
    Esperanza was a warm and lovely person.
    She will be remembered fondly by those who knew her. We will miss our little chats together.
    Our prayers are with you all.

  4. candleMrs. Smester was a beautiful woman both inside and out. How welcomed she made me feel when, as a young college grad, I visited her home for the first time on a holiday trip with the Sullivans. Everyone went to bed and we stayed up talking late into the night like old girlfriends who had known each other their whole lives. This is who she was. Mrs. Smester made you feel comfortable, loved; she was warm, kind, and truly a woman of God.

    To Evelyn and the whole Smester family, you have my deepest sympathies. May the Holy Spirit grace you with the peace you need in this moment of sorrow and find comfort in the beautiful hope we have as believers that we will be reunited with our loved ones in Heaven.

  5. Dear cousins my deepest sympathy. Such heart breaking news to our family.. Titi Epi, was very much loved. a great gentle godly woman.
    I personally remember as a young girl , my sleep overs during summer break. What great memories, seem like just yesterday.
    Love you all , please know that each one of you are in my prayers. A special kiss and hug for tio Rolando. ❤️🙏🏻

  6. Rest in heavenly peace to my beautiful Epy. She was such an important and nurturing person to everyone she crossed paths with. She created such a beautiful family and has always been the sweetest angel. I see her in myself and I am so lucky to say that. You’re grandkids love you so much Epy. Especially, your favorite (and only(; ) granddaughter. My angel forever and always. The most beautiful woman inside and out.

  7. candlePraying for all of you during this difficult time of loss. I know she was surely an amazing woman because she raised some amazing children! May God bring you comfort and many healing memories! Please come soon Lord Jesus.❤️🙏🙏

  8. Rolando, Roxana, Emily, Evelyn, and Ruben. We are sorry that circumstances will not allow us to be with you on Sunday for the Celebration of Esperanza’s life. Know that our love, thoughts, and prayers will be with you though we will not. May God, and your faith, bring you peace.

  9. May Jesus cover you all with His peace, strength, and comfort at this very difficult time of great loss is my sincere prayer. She must have been an amazing woman of the Lord as she raised some incredible children!! Come soon Lord Jesus!🙏🙏❤️❤️

  10. Mis oraciones están para con todos. Dios nos dé fortaleza y consuelo en esta pérdida. Un abrazo fuerte desde la distancia. Los amo. Su hermana Carmen.

  11. En oración por el alma de Epi, quién ya se encuentra ante la presencia de nuestro Señor… y por fortaleza para toda la familia….Reciban un fuerte abrazo! Sonia.

  12. Mr. Smester, Roxy, Evelyn, Emily and Ruben, cuantos bonitos recuerdos de mi infancia y la gran mujer que sue su esposa y mamá. Siempre fue tan dulce y amable conmigo. La familia Muñoz Peguero se uno a ustedes en su dolor.

    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers God will give you strength in the coming days and months.

  13. candleDear cousins, our deepest condolences. What heartbreaking news for our family… Titi Epi, she was very loved, a great, kind, very elegant woman who was like our second mother.
    Personally, we remember when we were children, and the time we spent together during our summer vacations. What good memories, it seems like yesterday.
    We love you all, please know that each of you is in our prayers. A special hug and kisses for Tio Rolando who is like a father to us.❤️🙏🏻

  14. Dear cousins, my deepest condolences.
    I have very fond memories of when we were children, and the time we spent together during our summer vacations.
    We love you all, know that each one of you is in my prayers, and I ask God to give you strength to cope with this very painful moment you are going through.

  15. My heart will always and forever have a special place for you much love blessings and gods ever lasting peace

  16. Dear Cousins & Tio Rolando,
    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Titi Epi was the perfect example of what it means to be a wonderful and kind person. Someone so special can never be forgotten. She will always live on in our hearts. May she rest peacefully in God’s embrace. Sending love & prayers to you all. ❤️🙏🏻

  17. As a child in Prospect Church I loved sitting next to Epy and helped her take care of her 2 beautiful older daughters when they were babies. II thought she was so stunning , those eyes! As I got older and talked with her, I realized she was just as beautiful inside. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel! RIP beautiful Epy. ❤️🙏

  18. candleA shinning light for a shinning light .
    An incredible mother, wife, and home-maker.
    I loved getting to visit the Wardell home as a teenager. Mrs Wardell kept it filled with kindness , peacefulness, warmth, stability., and Godliness. Not to mention the most delicious food. I am so grateful .
    Love and hugs to the beautiful family she created .
    John 3:16
    Diana

  19. Hermano Rolando Smester, Evelyn, Roxana, Ruben, Emily, familia y hermanos,

    Una hija de Dios en Israel ha ido a descansar. Su vida fue una de devoción, servicio, amor. Ciertamente ejemplar. Ella siempre tendrá su legado presente ante nosotros, para seguirlo siempre. Ella descansa, pero no por mucho tiempo. Pronto sonarán las trompetas, la voz clara de Jesús se escuchará en el espacio sideral, llamando a su hija a la vida, a la vida eterna, a su hogar celestial. La veremos pronto, pronto de nuevo, y entonces nunca más nos separaremos por una eternidad sin fin. Porque en Cristo y por Cristo, la muerte no es el final.

    Dios nos consuela a todos en la esperanza de la resurrección.

    Con cariño, Pastor Orlando Newball, Sarita, Albert y Nancy

  20. Hermano Rolando Smester, Evelyn, Roxana, Ruben, Emily, familia y hermanos,

    Una hija de Dios en Israel ha ido a descansar. Su vida fue una de devoción, servicio, amor. Ciertamente ejemplar. Ella siempre tendrá su legado presente ante nosotros, para seguirlo siempre. Ella descansa, pero no por mucho tiempo. Pronto sonarán las trompetas, la voz clara de Jesús se escuchará en el espacio sideral, llamando a su hija a la vida, a la vida eterna, a su hogar celestial. La veremos pronto, pronto de nuevo, y entonces nunca más nos separaremos por una eternidad sin fin. Porque en Cristo y por Cristo, la muerte no es el final.

    Dios nos consuela a todos en la esperanza de la resurrección.

    Con cariño, Pastor Orlando Newball, Sarita, Albert y Nancy

  21. candleMy first memory of Epi is of her inviting us to her home in Mt. Sinai, NY, where I met the family. We had just traveled across the country for my dad’s job, pastoring the Patchogue SDA Church. She made us “morir soñando,” a traditional Dominican drink made of milk, orange juice, ice and sugar, which was so unexpectedly delicious!

    She was the loveliest person—always kind, affirming, full of fun ideas, and of course, beautiful. Emily became like a sister to me in 8th Grade. I still remember their home phone number because after spending the whole day together at school, we would call each other to keep talking! 😄

    When I came back to visit after college, and was dating a Puertorican, who became my husband, I remember her face lighting up as she said, “Es Puertorriqueño? Te quedas con nosotros!”

    Epi will always hold a special place in my heart, as will el Hermano Rolando Smester, Evelyn, Roxana, Ruben, and Emily, about whom I could also share many beautiful memories.

    Thank you for living a life so well-lived, an example to follow of how to love people like Jesus did.

  22. Our dearest thoughts and prayers are with you, Evelyn and family. What a beautiful life to have left this earth, but we know that The Best is Yet to Come. We love you all and our hearts hurt with you for your loss.

  23. candlePraying for you and your family. What a beautiful picture and person. I didn’t have the honor to know her, but now I can see where all the beauty has come from. May God Bless you Evelyn and your precious hearts.


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