Margarita Fabrico, a longtime area resident, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at O.R.M.C., Horton Campus. She was 81 years old.

One of eleven children, she was born July 25, 1926 in San Juan, Puerto Rico to the late Hipolito and Marta Coto Velazquez.

A family statement reads: "Margarita had a smile that could light up a room. She was vibrant, charming, and loved by all who knew her. She was a very affectionate lady whose family was always her priority. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered."

She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Salvatore, at home; her three children: Mary Margaret DiPasquale and her husband, Frank of Middletown, Jean Cutone and her husband, Bill of Westtown, and Richard Fabrico of the Bronx; three grandchildren: Joseph, Adriana, and Melissa; her great-granddaughter, Jasyere; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held today, Friday, July 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown, N.Y.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 28, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Joseph's R.C. Church, 149 Cottage St., Middletown. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Margarita's name may be made to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.

Arrangements under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.;