Puerto Rican woman propped up in chair for her wake

The body of Georgina Chervony Lloren, who died of natural causes on Sunday at the age of 80, is propped up in a rocking chair during her wake in a funeral home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, May 26, 2014. Ricardo Arduengo, AP

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An 80-year-old Puerto Rican woman has been memorialized at her wake sitting in her favorite rocking chair and wearing her old wedding gown.

At a San Juan funeral home, the body of Georgina Chervony Lloren was propped up in her red-cushioned rocking chair Monday and wearing the gown from her second marriage 32 years ago. She was surrounded by plants and flowers.

Her daughter, Miriam Chervony, said her mother specified that this was how she imagined her wake. She died Sunday.

The wake was held at Marin Funeral Home, which is well-known for putting on unusual, thematic wakes. At one wake, a slain boxer was memorialized standing in a makeshift boxing ring. At another, the deceased was propped up on his motorcycle.

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