Tanya M. Tutiven, 48, of Brookfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on January 28 at Danbury Hospital. Born on September 16, 1964 in Bronx, NY, Tanya was the beloved wife of Fernando Grijalva and mother of Matthew James Curran (19), Robert Michael Curran (16) and Juliette Marie Victoria Grijalva (11).
Tanya is survived by her loving parents, Maria Tutiven of Aventura, FL and Nelson Tutiven of North Miami Beach, FL, her beloved sisters Dr. Jacqueline Tutiven of Miami Shores, FL and Pamela Folkerts of Bronxville, NY, niece Samantha Elizabeth Bowen and nephews John Herbert and Kevin James Folkerts.
Tanya was an amazingly strong woman who enjoyed writing, teaching, dancing and spending summers on the lake with her family and friends. She not only enjoyed teaching her students at Rogers Park Middle School in Danbury but taught us all how to enjoy life by giving, sharing and loving unconditionally.
Tanya graduated from St. John's University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Master of Science in Education Degree from Long Island University.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Marguerite Church, 138 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield, CT on Thursday, January 31 at 11 a.m.
Messages to the family can be posted online at www.caringbridge.org/visit/tanyatutiven-grijalva.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Whisconier Middle School PTL, 17 W. Whisconier Road, Brookfield, CT 06804.