Violeta Maldonado Putnam passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on Sunday, September 23, 2018, in Rhinebeck, NY. Throughout her life her charm and presence drew myriad friends to her side and made for a life well lived; she was truly someone who could best be described as "simpatico."
Born on December 9, 1921 in Lima, Peru, Violeta was the daughter of the late Blanca Ipince and Gualbeto Maldonado. Her husband, Harrington "Put" Putnam, who was the love of her life, predeceased her. Violeta will be buried next to him at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
In addition to extended family and friends, Violeta is survived by her sister, Marietta Staples, and brother-in law, Michal Satz, of Staatsburg, NY, by her nephew, William Staples, of Boiceville, NY, and NYC, and by her niece, Marisa Sweetnam, and her children, Gregory Michael and Elizabeth Violeta of NYC.
The family encourages memorial donations to be made in Violeta's memory to the World Wildlife Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes, 91 E. Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 12572.
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