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I met Dalena at a restaurant where she entertained with her great voice.  I requested some singing lessons and she helped me overcome shyness and become a confident singer.  I can recall my first public performance and the praises she gave me.  I sang at other karaoke restaurants for a year before I moved away.  I tried many times to find her at restaurants but found this obituary instead.  She was a great professional. I met her husband and son.  If anyone can tell me what happened, I would appreciate an email.  I really enjoyed being her student and miss her.

SERÁS INOLVIDABLE ETERNAMENTE!!

I believe it was 2008 at the Eglin AFB All Ranks Beach Park in Oka Island, when my wife, Naomi and I first met Dalena! It was the beginning of the Latin Salsa Festival where she would appear a couple of times when it was held at the FWB Landing. But, back to Dalena!

it was… ‘Friends at First Sight’! Because from then on, every time and anywhere we saw Dalena we had to make time to chat, and chat and chat! It was so easy to forget about where we were going only because Dalena was a pleasure to talk to and when I say ‘talk’ I mean we talk about family and friends and everything! Soon after we’d find out Dalena performed once a week at El Paso Mexican Restaurant in FWB so Naomi and I would make time, to go there. And when we did it would not be long, after Naomi and I sat down to eat and sipped on a Margarita, when Dalena would come over, between her sets, to chat with us. It was an honor and pleasure to have her entertain us both, with her music as well as her presence to our table! When it was time, she’d go back to play her next set and she soon would play ‘En Mi Viejo San Juan’.

It was easy to see and understand, the number of people who came to show their respect to Dalena’s family last Sunday 10/17/21. She was a Special Lady adored by all who knew her! And she’ll be UNFORGETTABLE for times on out from now! May you Rest In Peace, our dear friend!!

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I was so sorry to hear about Dalena's passing. She was such a talented and beautiful woman inside an out. Dalena had such a vivacious and loving personality. I will miss her and her singing. My prayers go to the family who has lost such a special person. 
im so sorry for the loss to all the family my prayers 😇🙏🙏🙏🙏
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I was shock when I heard about our Dalena’s passing.  Couldn’t believe it... still can’t believe it. Dear Johnathan loosing your Mom is  never easy, may God bring you the peace and comfort of knowing that she is now enjoying eternal life with God. Let me know if I can do something for you and Roger. 
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We were speechless  when we heard the news of Dalena's passing.  What a beautiful, loving person.  We will

miss her dearly.   God bless you Dalena.  Thank you for touching our lives.  Keeping singing for us in heaven.

  • I was so sorry to hear  of  Dalena's passing. She was such a  Jewel of a Person and  a Loving, Talented Person.....

My heart is so very sad to know that we have lost Dalena from our midst.

May Dalena Sing and Dance in Heaven Forever with God.... Her Creator and Savior ......

Dalena lived her Life Well.

Hallelujah !!!

MI AMIGA  tantas memorias juntas , no puedo creer que ya no podre compartir todos esos momentos contigo . Mi corazon esta muy triste sin embargo tu mayor deseo era poder cantarle al rey de reyes y ahora estaras muy feliz de estar con el,. 

Mi Amiga incondicional, mi hermana en Cristo , mi companera en muchas jornadas . TE EXTRAÑARE PARA SIEMPRE. 

My Friend  so many memories together, I can not believe that I can no longer share all those moments with you. My heart is very sad, however your greatest wish was to be able to sing to the king of kings and now you will be very happy to be with him. My unconditional   friend, my sister in Christ, my partner in many days. I'll miss you forever.

Te fuiste demasiado temprano Dalena. Teniamos muchos planes para el futuro. Te extraño mucho amiga querida.

Dalena and l have been friends since she first visited Roger and he asked me to help her any way I could.  I asked her if she knew Jesus, and invited her to church activities.  She enjoyed the Spanish speaking services at St. Paul's church,  and most beautifully, she fell in love with the biblical Jesus.  The rest you know: she spread her love through her singing, her loving personality, and her friendship to others.   

Dalena, you are unforgettable!  Your physical absence hurts me deeply, but knowing you are with Jesus, fills my heart with joy.  Love you forever! 

Doris Alicia

Yeimy Rosas
2021, Portland, ME, USA
Amiga querida te extrañare por Siempre! Más que amiga eras como una hermana para nosotros! Tu sonrisa, tu dulce vos, tus palabras de aliento Serán extrañadas! Dios solo lo sabe, ya que no se cae una hoja sin su voluntad, pero te extrañaremos grande mente 

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