Maria Bonham went home to Jesus on October 4, 2023 after a long battle with endometrial cancer.
Born on August 5, 1951 to José A. Pando and Eva Ramirez in Guantanamo, Cuba, Maria moved to the United States in 1970 where she would meet her future husband, Martin Bonham.
Maria was preceded in death by her father José A. Pando, mother Eva Ramirez, brothers José A. Pando II and Celestine Pando, brother-in-law Johnny Viso and nephew José Pando III. She is survived by her husband, Martin Bonham, daughter Natalie (Douglas) Routh, son Martin (Tricia) Bonham , grandchildren Alexandria and Tristan Knolles and Isabella and Alyssa Bonham. She is also survived by three sisters, Emilci (Pando)Viso, Odalys Diaz and Milene Diaz and many nieces and nephews.
Family was the center of Maria’s world. Her happiness stemmed from time spent with her family, in particular, her two children, their spouses and four grandchildren.
Maria loved music, dancing, art class, playing bingo and attending exercise classes. Maria was the life of the party with a contagious personality that filled up a room and made those around her happy. She always remained positive and active through her cancer treatment. Maria will be dearly missed by all.