Esperanza Santiago, age 81, has passed away into the peaceful presence of the Lord on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown, CT; Esperanza was born in Cidra, Puerto Rico but relocated to the United States many years ago. A woman who won your heart from her first hello, Esperanza was that one special soul who could. She was one of the most genuine people you could ever meet and whoever shared time with her, never left the same. Esperanza was a woman who loved the Lord and depended on him in everything in her life and that of her family; Everyone knew that her prayers were being elevated from her heart to the ears of God, for each one of her family and everyone or anyone else she met. In her heart there was nothing but love, everyone knew mom was a hugger. I say mom, because whoever met her, by the end of the visit, they called her mom............ she was everyone's mom. Her warm embrace was something everyone looked forward to. She was genuinely funny and every time she spent time with the family her humor and comedic personality shined through. her grandchildren looked forward to seeing grandma and were blessed to be able to say for years to come how much they shared, and so much they were able to do with her. She enjoyed window shopping and looking at the latest and greatest at the stores. her days were filled with hours of Christian music where she would do so much as she could in the house but with the atmosphere she enjoyed so much filled with the word of God and her solid connection to His love and mercies. Being the Matriarch of the family she was and a title she so well deserved because she was the was the pillar that sustained many of the family by her prayers and sharing insight she gained throughout the years as a Mother, wife and above all a Woman of God. Woman of God being another title that she held in high esteem and would always encourage others to seek God and his Kingdom and everything else was going to be alright. She always had an ear for whoever needed to share something they may be going through, regardless of the hour, or situation, she always had something she could share which allowed them to have a better outlook and idea as to how to handle things, understanding that it all had a purpose and mission and ultimately God would never leave you or abandon you. Mom enjoyed cooking knowing that the family would be together and looking forward to spending those times together, laughing, and creating the memories today we will cherish and are the same memories that still bring a smile, and will for years to come. in the family we always knew we could call her or go to her house because her doors were always open or she would be there to listen because her heart was always ready to give, to provide, to contribute, to help because that is who she was. A gem with a priceless value, one that could never be replaced, and truthfully irreplaceable. Although we know through your testimony and your entire life that God one day would take you home, we have to admit our hearts are heavy burdened knowing that your not a phone call away anymore to call you, the blessings you gave us through your entire life has equipped us to be close to He who will bring us back togther again! Then, no more tears, no more goodbyes because eternity will never separate us again! until day day, rest in Peace Mom, but listen up because soon that trumpet will sound and when you hear it, we will meet you in the clouds up above!
Esperanza is the daughter of the late Manuel Cosme and late Julia Rosa prior to relocating to the Connecticut area many years ago. She is the loving mother of Faith (Michael Valle) Santiago, Esperanza (Scott Santiago Kohler), Marilyn (Albert) Marmol, Ernesto (Cecilia) Santiago, Martin Santiago, Francisco Santiago, and Hector (Elba Ramos) Santiago, Jr.; the adoring grandmother of sixteen and the great grandmother of five. In addition to her parent she was predeceased by her husband the late Hector Santiago;
Please be advised that Due to COVID 19 guidelines set forth by the Governor of the State of Connecticut, many restrictions have been implemented by the funeral home under the guidance the State of Connecticut Department of Health, for the health and well being of the General Public strictly limit the amount of persons permitted inside the facility of the funeral home at the time of the viewing. The family has provided the hours of 11-1 PM. on Wednesday June 3, 2020 at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06608 with an immediate departure to Lakeview Cemetery where the final committal ceremony will take place. Please know we truly understand the amount of persons who appreciated Esperanza, and if your wondering how you can support the family during their trialing time, please consider watching her viewing and Committal service live as it is happening thus allowing more time for the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to spend INSIDE more with her...SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US VIA ZOOM (SEE iNSTRUCTIONS BELOW, no need to Become a member, just join a meeting and put in the meting number listed blow!).
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 labelled "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 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.