Laura E. Bubolo

April 25, 1930 ~ August 20, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


Our beloved Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend, Laura Edna Barbosa Bubolo (1930-2023), at age 93, entered into God's kingdom peacefully on Sunday, August 20th at Garden Care Center in Franklin Square, New York. Daughter of Josephina Melendez de Din and Hassan Din. Laura was a devoted daughter, and a devoted Catholic who loved and cherished her church, family and friends very much. She leaves behind a loving family. Laura is survived by her older sister Nilda Cariel, and by her younger siblings Sylvia Cruz, Josie Jelks, Hassan Din, Lydia Ortiz and Bobby Din and by many beloved Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Laura had survived her close family friend Mary Silva and her beloved oldest sister Ana Martinez and is now joined in eternity. 


Laura was born on April 25, 1930, in Manati, Puerto Rico. Raised in Brooklyn, New York. Laura graduated from All Saints High School. She entered the corporate world, working for many years as a Bookkeeper at U.S. Steel Corporation in New York City. Her next passage brought her to Bubolo Fuel & Oil Company, where she also worked as a Bookkeeper and in Accounting. Here Laura met her future husband Michael Bubolo, Jr. who shared many wonderful years together and remained friends up to his passing. After Laura retired from Bubolo Oil, she found one of her greatest joys working as a pre-school teacher at Horace E. Greene School in Brooklyn, New York. Some of her fondest memories came by how she adored the children and by how much she was loved and adored by them. Laura loved making their lives bright and full. So many great stories were shared with us through the years of "her children," as Laura always referred to them. Laura shared her culture and language with the families. Speaking Spanish helped countless parents in dealing with the important matters of their young children. Laura created a force of love and kindness and professionalism in her community. 



Laura will be lovingly remembered by her style, beauty and elegance and by her perfectly coiffed auburn hair and her long manicured nails. Remembered mostly for her serenity, calmness, kindness, sweet gestures, inclusiveness, her smile, her laughter and the countless ways in which and how she shared. Her loving advice would be "we'll see" or "don't worry about it," and especially "go with the flow." Laura was open and accepting of everyone. She never spoke badly about anyone. She was private and never judgemental. Laura was ahead of her time. 


Laura had many interests. She loved to entertain, go out dancing, adored music, she frequented the theater and enjoyed fine cuisine and dining and going to the movies always including so many of us. 


Laura's legacy will continue forever in our hearts and memories. 



                                                   . . .  bits of summer drift lightly in the wind . . . dark green

                                            leaves melt into light brown . . . crisp books are opened for the first time. 

                                                 Golden highlights resting on cheekbones glisten into a blur . . . hair flies in soft 

                                                             waves while running through tall fields of grass. 








CHAPEL: 11:00 -11:30 PM

ADDRESS: 80-01 Metropolitan Avenue 

Middle Village, New York 



For those able to attend, please meet at St. John's Cemetery main office at 10:45, where we will proceed to the Chapel.  A luncheon in Laura's honor will take place at her niece Michelle's home in Rockville Centre, NY and all are invited to celebrate her wonderful life. 


September 9, 2023

Saint John's Cemetery
80-01 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village, NY 11379


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