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Fordham Custodial Employees Remembered in Ceremony


Fordham custodial services employees Maria Gonzalez and Maria Nunez were honored on Friday afternoon at a ceremony at the Rose Hill campus, where a garden was dedicated in their memory.

Gerardo Galiano speaks to the crowd. Photo by Edward Palermo

The sisters were killed, along with their parents Ana Julia Tejada and Jacobo Nunez; Jaslyn Gonzalez, daughter of Maria Gonzalez; and sisters Marlyn Rosario Nunez and Naily Rosario, both daughters of Maria Nunez, in an automobile accident on the Bronx River Parkway on April 29, 2012.
The garden, which is called El Jardin De Las Maria’s Maria’s Garden, is on a hill beside O’Hare Hall, in the southeast corner of the campus.
Gerardo Galiano, who was the women’s supervisor in Campus Operations, and Claudio Burgaleta, S.J. associate professor of theology at Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, spoke at the dedication.

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