Juana Maria Bahamondes-Castro of Queens Lane, East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on Dec. 11 after a yearlong illness. She was 77, having been born in Las Cabras, Chile, on June 12, 1935.
Born to Abraham Castro and Rufina Donoso, Ms. Bahamondes-Castro was one of 12 children, all of whom immigrated to this country.
She was married to Jose Bahamondes, who survives, and had enjoyed life as a parent and homemaker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by the couple’s five children. They are Paulina, Veronica, Ximena, and Mauricio Bahamondes of East Hampton and Luis Bahamondes of Sag Harbor. Three sisters, Luz Castro of East Hampton and Elisa and Elsa Castro of Queens, survive, as do eight other siblings, who live in North Carolina and Texas. She also is survived by nine grandchildren and by 40 nephews and nieces.
The Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton was the site of visiting hours on Dec. 13, and a funeral Mass was celebrated the next morning at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in East Hampton. Burial followed in Most Holy Trinity Cemetery.