ALBANY – Raquel Acosta 58, suddenly gained her wings on January 17, 2022, surrounded by her children and family. Raquel was born April 10, 1963, in Aguas Buenas, Bayamon Puerto Rico to Justina Pagan and Angelino Morales. She met the love of her life, Eduardo Acosta in the Bronx, NY where they married in 1978. Raquel dedicated her life to being the best wife and mother she could be. She took pride in being a wonderful home maker. She was a faithful member of Pentecostal Church of Unity and Prayer, Albany NY. She was a devoted Christian, friend, and sister. She loved to sing and dance for the Lord. She always did her best to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to encourage others.
Raquel was a funny, loving and caring person. Wherever she went her laugh and smile was contagious and you couldn’t help but smile. She was resilient, no matter what trials and tribulations came her way, she rose to the occasion. She was full of life and refused to let anything bring her down. When she lost her beloved husband in 2012, she did not let it dim her light. She remained strong for her family. Raquel sought after God during that terrible time of sorrow. She rose from the dark cloud through her faith in Jesus Christ.
Raquel is survived by her children, Priscilla, Edward, Raquel, and Elliott Acosta; her Brothers Efrain DelValle, Angel Morales, and her sisters, Aida DelValle, Noemi Morales and Nereida Morales; Her beloved goddaughter Shavon Thompson, 13 Grandchildren, 2 great Grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased, by her husband Eduardo Acosta.
We would like to thank Albany Medical Center hospital and all our family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time.
Her funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Avenue, Watervliet. Calling Hours will be in the church prior to the service from 10:30am to 12pm. Her interment will immediately follow the church service at Memory Gardens, Colonie. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
To the Acosta family,
You have my deepest condolences. Raquel was a beautiful mother and friend who treated my daughter like her own child. The way she touched our lives will never be forgotten. Her light shines forever
Mom im going to miss you so much. You talked so much about god and how you knew that when you die you would be at peace and i felt that for you that this still does not feel real you will always be my HERO I love you always