A crowd gathered at the empty lot near where the body of Maria Antonia Plaza Gomez was found to hold a memorial mass in her honor. Many members of the community joined to celebrate the life of Plaza Gomez, which was cut short on Sunday, October 31st, 2010. Organized by Lady Dixie Bowen, the memorial gathered members of the business community, community activists, well-known public figures, local politicians, hotel industry insiders, Maya Island Air staff, students, teachers, local islanders and Police personnel.
Lady Bowen extended her sympathies to the family of the late Maria Antonia Plaza Gomez, and reiterated that the community as a whole feels the loss of such a young, vibrant life that was taken away much too soon.
The San Pedro Sun also joins in mourning, and we extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Maria Antonia. May she rest in peace.