Manuela Bourbeau of Pelham, NY died peacefully on December 24, 2018 with her family by her side. Born November 28, 1948 in Manhattan, she was the daughter of the late Manuel & Carmelita Sierra.
Manuela will always be defined by those who truly knew her for her love of reading and determination to teach those to read. From mystery books to science fiction she was happiest at home entrenched in a good read or listening to James Taylor or Bob Dylan. A professed homebody who enjoyed her home filled with family.
She is survived by her devoted husband Peter. Children Jason Fontanez his wife Vanessa, Mark Bourbeau, Lelah Suchite her husband Melvin and Daniel Bourbeau. Grandchildren Melina and David Suchite. Dear sister of Marquita, Gloria, Antonia, Lydia and the late Juan.
A celebration of Manuela's life will take place on Thursday December 27th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Pelham Funeral Home located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham NY 10803. A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday December 28th 10:00 AM at St. Catharine's R.C. Church 25 Second Avenue, Pelham. Committal will be at Ferncliff Crematory. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit pelhamfuneral.com