Angel David Santiago Lucena, age 16, of Bridgeport has passed away into eternal rest on June 28, 2020 in Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Connecticut after a courageous battle he fought during the past week after an unfortunate accident. Angel was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to Angel A. Santiago and Damaris Lucena of Bridgeport; a passionate basketball player, Angel dreamed of playing pro one day, but meanwhile enjoyed spending quality time with his family and playing ball at Harding High school where he plays on the basketball team and many knew about him as they saw him on the court utilizing his skills to make sure his best was given while playing ball for his school. Everyone who saw him play would appreciate the love he had for the game but also the fun he had playing it. in 2008, Along with his mother and siblings Angel moved to the Bridgeport area and has resided here since. Angel was full of life and really enjoyed spending time with his friends but unfortunately was called from us at an early age. For this we will never understand his departure and to the why it had to be, but trusting in God we know, probably playing some hoop in heaven is where he has to be!
In addition to his parents Angel is survived by his siblings Jonathan Torres, Jose Torres, Jocelyn Torres, and John Rodriguez; his grandparents, Carmen Rivera, Fernando Lucena and Angel Santiago and a host of other relatives and friends whom will dearly miss him.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, July 6, 2020 from 5-8 P.M. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, (Peaceful Light Funeral Home), 426 East Washington AVenue, Bridgeport .
Final Disposition will be held privately.
Meanwhile please feel free to share your thoughts, memories, prayers, pictures and so much more but is only and EXCLUSIVELY found at www.luzdepaz.com.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING RESTRICTIONS due to COVID 19
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 just want everyone to keep in mind, thus regulations and rules are made for the GENERAL well being and health of the public. Please be advised that during the current phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as 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, 49 persons or less would be the amount of persons permitted inside the funeral home at one given time in order for the 6 ft social distancing requirements are able to be applied. Such number is determined by the measurements of the square footage of the facility divided by 36, then divided by 4 which would equal the number of persons permitted. Therefore, we have determined that the back door of the funeral home will be EXCLUSIVE ENTRANCE AND EXIT utilized as a form of crowd control and be able to confirm the amount of persons inside at all times. All done to prevent going over such number inside the facility at one given time, thus preserving and permitting the safe, non threatening atmosphere each person should enjoy during the current times.
Please know that although we always welcome visitors during services, please consider these restrictions that have been implemented to protect the health and wellbeing of all parties present including funeral home staff alike. We understand the importance of showing support and above all our appreciation to someone who meant so much, but we encourage those that can be able to consider the family who is also grieving and join us via Zoom vs. in person, as the family will always be aware of those online with the screen visible to see those online, but having a line of persons outside will create many family members to move away from the place they want to be, Inside the funeral home with their loved one) to grant others the opportunity to come inside as they step outside. therefore please consider such alternative vs. the removal of family members from the chapel to grant access to others as the number of attendees inside the funeral home is strictly adhered to, without exception of person, or disability as these regulations are set forth for the GENERAL Health and well being of the GENERAL Public, therefore, these things are not optional. Finally, for those whom do arrive, please be advised, without exception, MASKS MUST BE WORN TO ENTER AND DURING THE ENTIRE TIME ANYONE IS INSIDE THE FACILITY. It is a law and therefore anyone within the City of Bridgeport outside their home MUST wear a Mask in any public setting and Funeral homes and services is considered a public setting....
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, listen and be heard.