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Margarita Zambrana Richards

Newark, New Jersey

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Margarita Zambrana, as she was known in her professional career as an opera singer, was a resident for over 30 years in Cedar Grove, N.J. She died Jan. 11, 2012, at the Waterview Nursing Home in Cedar Grove just short of her 88th birthday. Born in Havana, Cuba, Margarita came to New York in the...

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We were greatly saddened to learn of
the passing of our dear longtime friend
Margarita. My father, Lorne Birch,Jr.,was
a Columbia Classmate of Henry Richards in
the early 40's and my family became good
friends of both him and later his wife
Margarita, a relationship that continued
even after my father's death in 1949. The
two families often got together at my
grandparents' house in Malverne, Long Is-
land and we frequently enjoyed...