By Jano Tantongco
The daughter of the 47-year-old Huntington Station woman who was killed in a car crash on Sunday, recounted Wednesday her mother’s life as a religious woman, who cared deeply about her many friends and family members.
Briana Arias, said her mother, the late Ena Flores, was always on time and their family attended mass every Sunday, 8:15 a.m., at St. Hugh of Lincoln Roman Catholic Church in Huntington Station.
“She was caring and nice. She liked everybody,” 13-year-old Arias said.
She added that Flores, a mother of four, took care of children as a babysitter and also worked in a local factory.
Arias said that her mother would buy anything she and her three other siblings wanted. She also said that Flores turned discussions at home into learning experiences and debates.
Arias added that her mother was on her way to K-Mart the night she was struck and killed.
Police said Flores was attempting to cross New York Avenue near Lowndes Avenue at around 5:05 p.m., when she was struck by a 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Jorge Granados.
Granados, 25, of Huntington Station, was arrested and charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. His vehicle was impounded for a safety inspection. Police are asking anyone with information on the crash is asked to call detectives at 631-854-8252.
Flores was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Flores is survived by Arias’ siblings, Brandy, Danny, Franklin; and their father, Carlos Arias.
Visitation will be held at M.A. Connell Funeral Home in Huntington Station tonight, 5-9 p.m. and Friday, 5-9 p.m. A funeral service is slated for Saturday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Hugh’s (21 E 9th St., Huntington Station).