Cecilia "Monica" (Gamboa) CisnerosJuly 1, 1964 ~ October 22, 2017 (age 53)
Cecilia Monica Lorena de las Mercedes Gamboa de Cisneros, 53, of Elizabethtown passed in to the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. She was born Wednesday, July 1, 1964 in Guayaquil, Ecuador to Lino Gonzalo Gamboa and the late Cecilia (Arce) Cancel. She is survived by her loving husband Robert A. Cisneros.
Monica attended Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx, where she achieved first, National and Regents Honors. While at Spellman, she also met Robert and they immediately fell in love. Together, the young couple spent several wonderful summers with The New York Academy of Sciences, as well as Christian work-study programs held at Syracuse University.
She married Bob in 1987. Together, they moved upstate, eventually decided to raise their three young children in beloved Syracuse, and ultimately settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1996. Monica graduated from Elizabethtown College in 2001 and then found employment in their Business office and Library. Her faith was extremely important to her and she worshiped as a member of Hope Community Church and Grace Point Church. She was an avid reader and an amazing cook, her specialty was her apple pie. Most importantly Monica was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister.
In addition to her husband she is survived by 3 children who love and adore her, Danielle Stoddard and husband Tim, Kimberly Cisneros, and David Cisneros; a grandson, Ethan P. Stoddard who is expected to bless the world with his presence in January; 8 siblings, Karina Torain and husband Marc, David Cancel and wife Lise Carrig, Steve Cancel and wife Brigid, Paola Gamboa and husband Pedro Nuquez, Paul Gamboa, David Gamboa, Brenda Cancel, and Priscilla Cancel; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4 PM at Hope Community Church, 1806 Harrisburg Ave., Mount Joy 17552 with Reverend Robert Sproul officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 N. Market St., Elizabethtown 17022.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Empower a Child, P.O. Box 5026, Oceanside, CA 92052, Arm of Hope Foundation http://armofhope.org.ng/home/donate, Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997, or to World Vision, P.O. Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063.