Maria Irlanda



A Memorial Visitation for Maria Lourdes Irlanda, 71, of Orangeburg, SC and formally of Allentown, PA and Jersey City, New Jersey where she spent most of her professional career will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Denmark, SC.

Born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico she was a daughter of the late Angelo Melendes and Francisca Rivas Melendes.

Survivors include her son, Angel Cruz of Orangeburg; her daughter, Lumar Irlanda of Orangeburg; 2 grandchildren, Angel David Cruz and Miranda Beth Horowitz; a sister, Kim (Wilfredo) Hoffat and numerous friends and co-workers.

She was preceded in death by sisters, Norma Lopez, Miriam Mosdeti and Awilda Melendes; brothers, Gregory, Antonio, Angelo, Kike and Moncho Melendes.