Soklaski, Juanita Romero
71, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away on May 28, 2019, with her devoted husband of 48 years Tyrone J. Soklaski and three grandchildren; Kayla Johnson, Amanda Soklaski, and Joseph Healey, by her side. The two were happily raising the children after the death of their eldest daughter, Laura Soklaski Healey in 2011 due to complications of Crohns Disease. She leaves behind a son, Ty Salvatore, and daughter, Renee Soklaski Zamboni, as well as six additional grandchildren; Lucas, Austin, Cameron, Brianna, Ashley, and Dominic. She was born to the late Laura Romero on April 3, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York. She would share many fond memories of being a young girl looking after her “little” brother, Joseph Romero, and protecting him from bullies, as well as playing with her favorite cousins; David Andujar, Nancy Andujar Spoonamore Wheeler, Millie Cortez, Richard Cortez, and Roy Cortez, of whom she described more as siblings than cousins. She graduated from Midwood High School in Brooklyn and worked various odd jobs before meeting the love of her life and beginning the most underpaid, unglorified, hardest job as a housewife, which she had never retired from. She was a mother and “Nana” first and foremost. After relocating to Clearwater, Florida, thanks to her favorite Aunt Margaret Burgue, she decided to open a daycare facility which she named Wee Wa's, a nick name given to her by her nephew; Joseph Romero. She continued the daycare until her children “began multiplying like Gremlins” as she called it, and blessed her with grandbabies. She spent a lifetime devoting herself to her family and prepared time here and there to garden, craft, and decorate her home. Those were her favorite activities. The image of watching our spunky little Momma/Nana, dancing in the kitchen while rolling her fabulous meatballs, will be tattooed in our memories forever. She will be sorely missed.