Jessica M. Serrano, 30, Harrisburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Three days later, on what would have been her 31st birthday, she selflessly gave the gift of life through organ donation, and her spirit will live on through those whose lives she ultimately saved.
Born January 23, 1992 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of David Angueira and Maria Rivera Adorno and was a former student and ROTC member of John Harris High School.
Jessy was a loving and caring woman, who gave to others and helped those who needed it. Energetic and funny, she had a spiritual side and prayed to her God regularly.
An accomplished artist, she enjoyed painting, music (especially Spanish, R&B and Rap), dancing, cooking, and collecting Marilyn Monroe memorabilia. When she was relaxing, she could be found watching the Disney channel, Law and Order, and her favorite cartoon, Rugrats. Growing up, she often wrestled her brothers and took Karate for a while. She still loved sports and cheering on the Cavaliers and Lakers basketball teams.
Mostly, she cherished the time spent with her loving family and dear friends.
She joins in Heaven her beloved uncle, Adrian Rivera, Jr., her grandfather, Adrian Rivera Cruz, and her special grandfather, John Wrublewski.
Surviving are her parents: David Angueira (and his wife, Jamie Hartman), Lebanon; and Maria Adorno (and her husband, Ruben), with whom she resided; her 5 children: Alexis Leon, Alijah Bernard, Armani Bernard, Alizah Rodriguez, and Angel Rodriguez; her boyfriend: Luis Rodriguez; her brothers: Alberto Serrano, Ft. Myers, FL and Michael Rivera (and Kala Hoffman), Ft. Myers, FL; her sisters: Crystal Serrano, Harrisburg and Isabella Angueira, Lebanon; her maternal grandmother: Midgalia Rivera, Harrisburg; her paternal grandfather: Francisco Angueira, Lebanon; her cousins: Adrian Rivera and David Rivera, with whom she resided; her best friend: David Cortes; her beloved dog and cats: Brooklyn, Diamond, and Pearl; many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, and friends.
There will be a viewing from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Kimmel Funeral Home, 2001 Market Street, Harrisburg.