Stella M. Reyes, MD of Old Brookville passed away on Sept. 17, 2012. After a long courageous battle with ovarian cancer she was surrounded by family and friends. Born in Cebu, Philippines, Dr. Reyes immigrated to New York in 1964 to start her medical career. She met her loving husband while doing her pediatrics training and moved to Long Island, where she practiced pediatrics in Oyster Bay for 35 years. She touched many lives during her successful career and was loved by many. An avid world traveler, she was an accomplished pianist, ballroom dancer, and gardener. She loved to play tennis, collect jewelry and especially loved spending time with her family and friends.
Predeceased by her parents Mateo and Carolina Maramara, she is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Gregorio, her children Rick (Whitney), Michelle DiLapi (David), John (Jeana), and Gregory (Ji Hyun), her grandchildren Allison, Thomas, Ricky, Christian and David, brothers Ramon (Jane) and Emmanuel (Maria Victoria), sister Teresa (JoAchim) and nieces Angela, Lauren, Julia, Olivia and Caroline, countless God-children, and many loved in-laws and extended family and friends.
Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Donations in her name may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.