LOWELL Maria Artache, 47, of Lowell, died Jan. 3, at Saints Medical Center after an illness with diabetes.
A daughter of Carlos l. and Herminia (Ortiz) Artache of Puerto Rico, she was born Nov. 7, 1960 in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, she worked as a chef.
She moved with her family to New York in 1980, and then relocated to Lowell in 1989. Years ago, she enjoyed sewing and playing cards and dominos, but after the tragic death of her two sons in 2004, 19 year old, Moises Cotto and 13 year old, John Carlos Tejeda, she had a broken heart and lost her spirit.
Her survivors include her son, Dennis Osorio of Lowell; three grandchildren, Dennis Osorio of Puerto Rico, and Brianna Osorio and Aleydenise Osorio both of Lowell; her sisters, Lesbia Artache of Lowell and Magaly Artache of Puerto Rico; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD AT THE MCDONOUGH FUNERAL HOME, 14 HIGHLAND STREET, LOWELL (978 OR 800) 458-6816. BURIAL IN THE LOWELL CEMETERY. E-CONDOLENCE SITE WWW.MCDONOUGHFUNERALHOME.COM