Maymay died Nov. 2, 2023, in New York after a long illness.

A native New Yorker, she came to Princeton after graduating from Washington Irving High School in Manhattan. Maymay roomed in Foulke Hall with Elaine Leong Eng and Nivea Teresa Velázquez, and they became close friends for life. She majored in Romance languages and literature and received a teaching certificate from the State of New Jersey.

After graduation, Maymay returned home to New York and found it difficult to obtain a teaching position, so she took a job as an editor at Reader’s Digest General Books, where she built her career. She also worked as a medical research editor.

Maymay developed a strong circle of Princeton friends that she kept up with for more than 50 years and that acted as an online and in-person support group including: Elaine, Nivea, as well as Dolores Chavez de Daigle, Julio Rivera, Vanessa Austin Davis, Rosemary Garces ’78, Sonia Sotomayor, and Pauline Lee. Maymay traveled with many of them on vacations.

Maymay was devoted to her large family. She was known for her wit and her effervescent laughter brought joy.

The class sends sympathy to her siblings, Jose, Moonmayter, Ning, and Antonio; nieces and nephews Eileen, Janet, Joseph Sr., Omar, Natisha and her children Jonathan and Natalia, Sebally Jr., Antonio Jr, and Tyler; and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Undergraduate Class of 1976