Aurea E. “Gigi” Pagan, 80

July 26, 2023

Aurea E. “Gigi” Pagán, 80, of Lancaster, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, after fighting a valiant battle against heart disease. Born in Utuado, PR, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Arocho and Felicita Gonzalez. She was the loving wife of Inocencio Pagán-Berrios for 64 years.

Of the Christian Faith, Gigi was a member of the Good Shepherd Mennonite Church of Lancaster. She will best be remembered for her amazing Spanish cooking to include pasteles and her treasured sofrito recipe! Gigi was a talented seamstress and enjoyed working crossword puzzles. The greatest love of her life was her family who meant everything to her.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons: Nelson Pagán, husband of Aida, of Lancaster, and Joseph “Tony” Pagán Sr., also of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren: Nelson J. Pagán, Annolan Sierra, Felicia M. Silva, Carmen Y. Pino, Venessa Pino, Brandon L. Pagán, Joseph A. Pagán Jr., Destyni N. Pagán, and Kamyrn A. Pagán; 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; siblings: Carmen Valentin, Maria Montanez, and Angel Luis Arocho. Gigi was preceded in death by her daughter, Carmen Pagán, and her siblings: Gloria Burgos, Iris Negron, Antonio Arocho, Jr., and Anastacion Arocho, and her grandson, Héctor Pino.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of L-VAD Clinic for their wonderful and compassionate care of Gigi.

Funeral Services for Gigi will be held at 11AM, Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Charles F. Snyder III Funeral Home & Crematory, 2421 Willow Street Pike, Willow Street, PA 17584. A viewing will be held at the funeral home from 10AM to 11AM, prior to the service. Interment will follow at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster.

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August 17, 2023

My sister Gigi I will never forget you you were always good to me no matter what I know that you’re looking down to us from heaven you only went ahead but we will catch up to you some day May you rest in peace with the rest of family 
love ya.
Ángel Luis Arocho

August 04, 2023

Our Condolenses sent from the Rosado Family, Porfillia and Eladio Rosado growing up in the Spanish Mennonite Church back in the Mid 1970s. May she RIP Amen. Many Blessings Jose I Rosado!

August 02, 2023

Our sincere sympathy to your family on the loss of a very special lady who fought hard to survive, and taught the medical community valuable lessons which may help those who come after her and are in need of heart transplant. May God grant her eternal rest,and be with all of you in the days to come.
Jody, Hans, and Ken

July 28, 2023

The first time I met Gigi, she remind me of my aunt. She was such a great blessed person to know. I always enjoy speaking with her. She was so kind. God called her home because he needed a new angel, someone strong and someone like her. She will be missed. May you rest in glory.  Gil

July 28, 2023

Thank you gigi for all the wonderful moments and memories you were a heart of gold and by far the strongest woman I’ve ever met . Your pastels  and sofrito was by far the best hands down . Thank you for loving my kids and my girlfriend. You will always be missed but never forgotten.  I love you till we meet again our lose God’s gain.  I love you gigi . Louis Pagan jr.

July 28, 2023

Mom, thank you so much for your love, may you rest with our savior thank you for giving me the opportunity of giving me so much love Mom te amaré  Hablar Toda mi Vida

July 27, 2023

You be missed brave and good friend. I’m so happy we got to visit before your departure. You were so ready to meet your Savior and master. Love you amiga/ hermana 
Ramonita Rivera

Thursday, August 03, 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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2421 Willow Street Pike
Willow Street, PA 17584
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