Ana Plaza

Obituary of Ana Graciela Plaza

Ana G Plaza, 84, of Herndon, VA, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022. 

Born on February 7, 1938 in Colina, Chile, she was the daughter of the late Juan Plaza and the late Clara Araya.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters.

Abuely (grandma), as she was mostly known for was a beautiful and extraordinary woman in every aspect of those words. She started her life as a nurse’s aid in Chile helping children that would come into the health department for care and vaccines, a job she was incredibly proud of. A devout Catholic woman who worked tirelessly in feeding the poor, providing for the homeless, and cooking for the hungry. Once she became a wife, motherhood soon followed. Her husband and children were the center of her universe and she gleamed with pride and love for them. Each one of her 7 grandchildren had a special bond with her which now they will carry for the rest of their lives. Abuely LOVED her great-grandchildren with her entire heart and soul and they loved her back so intensely, a beautiful bond.

We will be sure to write your name in the sand where the waves can’t wash it away.

Vuela alto mama, suegra, abuela. Te llevaremos siempre en nuestro corazón. Algún día nos encontraremos y ahí estarás con los brazos abiertos. Te veo feliz junto a tus seres queridos y eso nos da paz y resignación. Dios prometió una vida eterna y confió que nos veremos a ver otra vez.

She is survived by her husband Luis Herrera and her children; Juan Antonio Herrera-Plaza, Marcos Andres Herrera-Plaza, and Ana Amestica-Herrera. Her great grandchildren are Noelle Belen, Nicklas Andres, Jack Victor, and Samantha Dawn.

The Family will receive friends for the viewing on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on at St. John Neumann Catholic Church (11900 Lawyers Rd, Reston, VA 20191). 

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 starting at 10:30AM at St. John Neumann Catholic with burial to follow at Pleasant Valley Memorial Park (8420 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Fairfax VA).   
Please use the following link to watch the Funeral Mass livestreamed:


Flowers can be sent directly to the church or memorial donations may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic.



5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, February 14, 2022
St John Neumann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyer's Rd
Reston, Virginia, United States

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
St. John Newmann Catholic Church
11900 Lawyer's Road
Reston, Virginia, United States


Pleasant Valley Memorial Park
8420 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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