It is with great heart ache that the family of Zoraya (Yaya) Manzo announces her unexpected passing on the morning of January 14, 2020 at the age of 28.
Yaya was born in Mesa, Arizona on April 23, 1991 to Ellyn (Lyn) and Arnulfo (Arnie) Manzo. She was the first of four children and blessed the lives of the entire Manzo family with her perfect little spirit. She lived a healthy and happy life full of goofy moments shared among her family and friends. Yaya found the most joy in the simplest moments in life. She loved watching Barney and listening to music (often at the same time.) She also enjoyed having her nails painted, decorating cupcakes, singing happy birthday, and being surrounded by her friends and family.
The love Zoraya showed for others is the purest most beautiful form of love that exists. She touched the lives of many and brought out the best in everyone she met.
Zoraya is remembered by her parents Lyn and Arnie Manzo, her siblings Sergio Manzo, Nadia (Josh) Hernandez, and Mario Manzo, and several tias and tios, cousins, and friends who were a part of her life.
Her services will take place at Gilbert Memorial Park on January 21, 2020 at 10:00 am. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the beautiful life Zoraya lives and share any special memories you may have with her. Her family requests you do not wear black as this is a time to celebrate the beautiful mark she left on the world.
If you are interested in making a donation to the cost of her services and Sharing Down Syndrome, more information can be found at the link below.