Nilsa I. Casanova, 77, of Amsterdam, NY, passed away peacefully on August 23, 2021 at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 20, 1944 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico to the late Damien and Juana (Carmona) Alicea.
She was united in marriage to Arturo Casanova of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico in 1965. The couple shared 35 wonderful years together, until his passing in January of 2001. Together, they raised their four children in the Amsterdam area.
Her life’s work was her family, she adored being a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. One of her favorite ways to show her love was with her cooking. Nilsa also greatly enjoyed taking care of plants, and watching birds. In her retirement, Nilsa enjoyed shopping for clothes whenever she had a chance.
Nilsa is survived by her children, Angel (Carmen Muriente) Casanvoa, Edward (Sara) Casanova, Edwin (Carmen) Casanova, and Vivian (Chris Sanches) Casanova, as well as by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 27, 2021 at 11:30 in the morning in Fairview Cemetery, Steadwell Avenue, Amsterdam.
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