Florence E. (Baker) Cruz, 61 of the Town of Niagara, died Thursday, March 12, 2009 at N.F. Memorial Medical Center. Born July 1, 1947, in North Tonawanda, NY, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Beatrice (Stanley) Cruz and attended local schools there. Florence was a member of Ascension Church in North Tonawanda, NY, where she was very active in church activities and enjoyed playing rummy with her brother, Bob and crocheting.

She is survived by her children, Juan A. Cruz, Cheryl Hanlon, Rosa M. (David) London, Anita (John) Cruz, all of Niagara Falls, NY; brother, Robert Baker of Niagara Falls, NY; sister, Shirley Tavares of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren, Randy Lee Boehringer, Jose Cruz, Victor Gonzalez, Juan Pablo Cruz, Elizabeth Cruz; several other grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Juan P. Cruz, September 2002 and a son, Paul Silva.

Friends may call Sunday, March 15th from 4-6 PM at Zajac Funeral Home, Inc., 319-24th St., cor. Welch Ave., Niagara Falls, NY. Burial will be at convenience of family.

Visit www.legacy.com/niagara-gazette for online guest register.

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