Since my last message, my father has since passed away.He died on July 19, 2002.He was 54 years old.My father still has family in the Lares area.I have not visited Puerto Rico, but I did make a promise to his sister that I will bring his ashes to Puerto Rico for final resting.If anyone know his sisters and brothers, cousins, nieces or nephews, please relay the annoucement below.
Death Notices - VELEZ Jose C. Velez, age 54, of Bridgeport, entered into eternal life on Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Vincent`s Medical Center, Bridgeport. Born in Lares, Puerto Rico, he had worked as a bus driver in the Bridgeport area. Survivors include four sons: Abraham and his wife, Ariel, of New Haven, Enrique of Bridgeport, Jose and his wife, Wanda, of Maryland, and Keith of Miami; a daughter, Blanca Velez of Bridgeport; six grandchildren: Carmen, Ramona, Kimberly, Miguel, Selena and Michael; a brother, Enrique; as well as brothers, sisters and other relatives in Lares, Puerto Rico. A memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2002, at 9 a.m. DIRECTLY at St.Peter`s Church, 695 Colorado Avenue, Bridgeport. Friends are also invited to attend calling hours on Monday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Location: CTDate: 7/21/2002 Source: Connecticut Post