Maria’s neighbors affectionately called her “mom” and she lived in her neighborhood for pretty much her whole life.
She was very kind, loved cats, and took it upon herself to care for the neighborhood strays.
Maria frequently went out late in the evenings to the deli around the corner from her.
There, she would buy tuna and cat food with the money she made from recycling cans, come back home, and feed her four-legged friends.
Maria loved cats and fed the local strays in her neighborhood
How anyone could choose to harm such a sweetheart of a 92-year-old is beyond me, but it happened.
On Monday, January 9th, in the early hours of the morning, police responded to a call about an elderly woman lying in the middle of the street.
Someone walking by had found Maria, and she was quickly rushed to the hospital.