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Obituary for Maria Guardiola

March 13, 1943 - October 30, 2021
Downingtown, Pennsylvania | Age 78

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Sister



Maria Pilar Guardiola of Somerset, New Jersey more recently residing in Downingtown, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on October 30, 2021 at the age of 78.

Maria was born in Maluenda (Zaragoza), Spain; she was the eldest daughter of teachers. Maria studied both at the University of Zaragoza and University Complutense in Madrid, Spain, obtaining a BA in Education from the former in 1966. She married Conrado Guardiola on Jun 22, 1968 in the medieval Church of Santa Engracia in Zaragoza, Spain. Soon after, they moved to the United States where her husband had just begun teaching Spanish Literature at Rutgers University. Maria taught Mathematics and Civics in the New Jersey Public Education School System, primarily in Perth Amboy, for several decades and was awarded the NJ Teacher of the Year Award.

Maria loved to knit and crochet as well as to travel internationally. In addition to returning every summer to visit family in Spain, Maria and her husband (often accompanied by her sisters and their husbands) toured most of the countries in Europe and North America. Maria was a devoted wife and adoring grandmother. Maria is survived by her daughter, Cristina Maria Guardiola-Griffiths (Andrew), her son, Conrad Guardiola (Jane), five grandchildren, Ethan and Liam Griffiths and Jack, Isabella and Michael Guardiola, as well as a sister, Teresa Martínez Marco, nephews and nieces.

Services are being handled by D'Anjolell Memorial Homes and will be private.

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