In Memory of



Obituary for Natalia Araujo

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing on April 22nd of Natalia Araujo, beloved mother, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. She was a bright star in this often challenging world and will be deeply missed by so many friends and family members.

She is survived by her husband Alvaro and her children, Sebastian and Irene.

Natalia was an exceptional human being. One that in her short, yet intensely lived life, touched the hearts of so many. Always with a smile and an upbeat demeanor, she spent much of her bright life helping others, from family and friends to her home country of Venezuela. A loving wife, devoted mother, unconditional daughter, sister, and caring and supporting friend, Natalia was the perfect balance between kindness and compassion, and unparalleled strength, grit, and resilience. A force of nature, her drive and passion left an imprint in everything she did. From childhood, she demonstrated an uncanny strength to navigate hardships, skills that she then shared to support every person that was in her life in a moment of need. Natalia was selfless and shared her gifts with all with an open heart, always had time for everyone around her despite being incredibly busy herself with her family and personal responsibilities. She was gifted with a brilliant mind, a beautiful singing voice, a wicked sense of humor, an incomparable sense of loyalty, and a steadfast passion for being of service to others.

We have all been blessed to have had her in our lives, and although she will be profoundly missed, her legacy will live on.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her memory to any of the following organizations that were dear to her heart: Young People’s Chorus of New York City, la Fundación Schola Cantorum de Caracas, American Society of Hematology Foundation or Bastion’s “Dar Entre Todos” project. * For your donation, please chose the ASH Sickle Cell Disease Initiative Fund