Andre Garcia, age 22, of Bridgeport has passed away into eternal rest on Saturday, September 5, 2020 in the Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado while surrounded by the love of his parents who were by his side. That same love that welcomed him into this world, was the same who was there, to return him back into the arms of God, who gave him to them and now received him home in an Embrace into God's loving arms; Andre was born in Norwalk, CT to Hector Garcia and Milagros Rolon but had relocated to Bridgeport at an early age. In Bridgeport he attended Hall Elementary School, Bridge Academy and later moved on his education in Housatonic Community Technical College. Andre was a young man, full of life, vibrant and focused, wanted to live helping, and providing assistance to whoever needed it. At an early age, Andre knew what things he wanted to do, what mission he wanted to accomplish to be what he felt was his potential of being the productive member of society but above all a positive influence in the life of anyone who knew him. His focus was not only on the United States mainland but wanted to be part of the international relationship between the United States and other countries. At home, He had a palate with a "touch of Andre" a touch which made whatever he cooked, yummy, and of course, the talk of the evening. He was a very talented young man, one that could not stay within four walls and everything God has blessed him with, he then decided it needed to be given forward. Later, He joined AmeriCorps (NCCC Maple 3) and relocated to Iowa where he became a member of such an amazing organization whose mission was to provide help in many ways in our own back yard, which many agree, are in need of so much. His heart was tender, his mind was clear and concisely focused on that there had to be a better level, a level which he was on his way of reaching. Initially went to Iowa and after some time went to Nebraska where there was something that needed the focus of his group. In Nebraska, unfortunately he fell ill and was immediately transferred to the Swedish Medical Center, Denver, Colorado where they were focused on tending to his care and health. Unfortunately, there was not much that could be done, but God had a stronger purpose, one that had to be in HIS will, . Until that moment when he passed into eternity, Andre was doing what he loved to do, what he felt he needed to do, and so many were blessed by those young vibrant hands, but even more from his amazing heart!
Besides his parents Andre leaves to cherish his memory and continue his legacy of caring for his fellow man, his siblings beginning with his twin brother Giovanni Garcia, Hector Daniel Garcia, Daniel DeJesus, Clarissa Garcia and Michael DeJesus Jr.; his only niece Gabriela Jaylene DeJesus; His grandmother Sara Burgos; and a host of other relatives and friends whom will sorely miss him. Though many hearts have saddened knowing he is gone, we know this world is a little bit better by having had Andre amongst us all! May he rest in Peace, with the assured and blessed hope of the Resurrection through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, September 12, 2020 beginning at 9:30 A.M. until end of Funeral Service to be held in the funeral home beginning at 11:30 A.M. Interment will take place soon thereafter at the Mountain Grove Cemetery Easton in Easton, Connecticut at approximately 12:30 P.M.
Meanwhile the online, memorial and register book page has been established as a place where you can share any thoughts, memories, pictures, videos and so much more but is exclusively found at www.luzdepaz.com;
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING RESTRICTIONS due to COVID 19 Regulations, restrictions and policy implemented at all times within our facility!
The Covid-19 Virus, the rules, regulations, limitations, and everything that has been stated by the government health officials has been challenging for all and funeral homes are not exempt from such plentiful rules and regulations. We want everyone to keep in mind, thus regulations and rules are made for the GENERAL well being and health of the public. In Connecticut we have had the bountiful Blessing to see that our efforts of committing to the guidelines set forth to prevent the exposure to the virus has not gone unrewarded, BUT we know and can clearly see around the world that getting comfortable will only create the possibility to allow all of our efforts to become null and void and all the progress we have had, be destroyed. Our State once again moves on to open and return back to normal implementing each phase, the current guidelines have determined that during viewing and visitation, and Funeral Services and these guidelines are STRICTLY adhered to and all attendees are expected to adhere to such regulations during their visit or unfortunately will be required to request such person (s) to exit our facility for the safety of all. Under no circumstance can we permit our facility to become a place where others should feel nothing less than safe and welcomed. Therefore such are the things we request all visitors to follow:
- 49 persons or less would be the amount of persons permitted inside the funeral home at one given time.
-Anyone outside will be able to hear the service and all announcements made throughout the evening.
-anyone Inside the facility and even those outside creating the line down the back ramp to await others to exit to be granted the opportunity to enter it is REQUESTED that a 6 ft social distancing requirements be followed
-Back entrance of the funeral home will be the EXCLUSIVE ENTRANCE AND EXIT throughout the entire viewing time.
-Masks are REQUIRED TO ENTER
-Masks are REQUIRED DURING THE ENTIRE STAY
-Masks MUST cover the face and mouth during the entire stay (No exceptions) (anyone not covering their mouth and nose during their stay will be asked to leave immediately. PLEASE EVERYONE THIS IS FOR EVERYONE.
-ALL FRIENDS are requested by the family and funeral home to come in when guided by funeral home staff, pay your respects, greet the family if you wish, the exit to the parking lot allowing others that may be in line to come in and do the same, BUT absolutely ONLY Blood relatives instructed by the family will remain inside the facility. Everyone's cooperation is what makes this possible and allows us to make this happen regardless of the restrictions and allowing everyone who loved, cherished and appreciated their loved one to come, pay their respects and all share time as a family, comfortably without having to go outside over and over to allow others to come in. Yet with everyone's cooperation, they remain inside as the family and everyone that comes through inspires them as the love that their loved one shared with each and everyone is supporting their hearts and minds with their presence and shared memories!
We understand the cumbersome and uncomfortable nature of the wearing of masks, BUT:
Consider this : YOU may run into someone ASYMPTOMATIC (they don't know, and you don't know) and suddenly your exposed because inside the building you decided, I don't like the mask covering my nose. YOU return home and expose your entire family including parents and even causing the death of someone dear to you, like a grandparent or parent as we just experienced with a family served, simply because you didn't want to be uncomfortable for 10 minutes which should be the maximum amount of time any friends would remain in the funeral home. Is it worth it? We may be young, we may be strong, and we may be "healthy" but maybe just maybe someone you run into is not and YOU are the reason they are now possibly exposed. It's not worth it, let us all work together while we are out to protect each other, protect our families, protect our homes until this invisible threat which has been a nightmare for so many, becomes a memory most want to forget! Let us work to keep the levels where they are and even lower with our help and God's guidance and blessing above all!
Online Access to view the services live may be done by following directions below. Please know Viewing is DURING the viewing hours and we DO NOT record the service for later viewing!
TO JOIN US VIA LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER
-please make sure your computer is connected to the internet.
-open your web browser to the following address..... zoom.us
-upper right hand corner you will find a button which is labeled "Join a Meeting"
-the meeting ID requested at the time will be 2033308081
-the password will be 7777
-final automated steps will occur with your permission granting such access on your system to view the services as they happen. Keep in mind it will only be during the service and will not be available after the service for viewing at a later Time.
IF YOUR JOINING US VIA TABLET OR TELEPHONE (IOS OR ANDROID):
-please visit the google play store or Apple app store
-in your search bar enter Zoom cloud meetings
-Download the app onto your unit
-after downloading the app, press on the app to enter
-click on the button , "Join a meeting"
-enter the number 2033308081 which is the meeting code
-enter the pass code: 7777
-join the meeting with your camera on and the device sound, that way you will be able to see and be seen, listened and heard.