Puerto Rican Man Plays Last Poker Game At His Wake
Henry Rosario Martinez's family organized his wake to be centered around his favorite card game.
Posted 12 months ago.
Talk about a poker face.
The family of Henry Rosario Martinez, 31, of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, held a wake recently that allowed the man who died on Jan. 19 to do what he loved most: play poker one last time, according to the New York Daily News. He was embalmed to allow his corpse to sit at a card table.
“I want him to be remembered as a happy person because he was always like that,” mother Sonia Martine told UPI.
Indeed, Martinez is not the first to have a life-like wake. Last year, Miriam Burbank–or rather, her corpse–caused a stir at her funeral in New Orleans. The 53-year-old was “propped up at a living room-style table, fully embalmed, holding a menthol cigarette in one hand and a case of Busch beer at her side, Burbank’s ‘last party,’” NewsOne reported.
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