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Gardenia Nova Soto

September 19, 1951 - December 25, 2023

Gardenia Nova Soto, 72, of Bani, Dominican Republic passed away on December 25, 2023, surrounded by her immediate family at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, NJ.

Gardenia is survived by her life long husband Bolivar Luperon to whom she was married for 50 years, and their beloved children Dr. Priscila Luperon, Esmirna Luperon, Dr. Bolivar Luperon, Gardenia Luperon, Eunice Luperon and her 13 grandchildren, as well as many other relatives and close friends.

Gardenia will always be remembered as a strong woman of faith and a warrior who dedicated her life to serve others. As a haute couture seamstress her passion was to bring joy to people in their happiest moments. She designed and sewed many wedding dresses and clothing for special occasions. She was also a fierce believer in Jesus Christ and her life is a reflection of her essence. 

A visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Buklad-Merlino Memorial Home, 2141 South Broad Street in Hamilton. Her brother-in-law, Reverend Jose Medina, will  conduct a prayer services for family and friends. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery,  1800 Hamilton Avenue, HamiltonTownship, NJ 08619.












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