Utica/Ilion, NY-Mrs. Aura V. Ramirez, age 85, a longtime Utica resident, passed away peacefully early Monday morning, April 1, 2019 in the peace and comfort of her daughter, Xiomara's residence, on Cottage St., Ilion. Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville, 315-508-5131 has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. A viewing period will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home followed by a funeral service commencing at 3 pm also on Sunday, with Pastor Josue Nico of the Buena Vista Church, Utica, officiating. Burial will take place privately in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A full tribute to her life will follow.