Janice Angela Vazquez, age 48, beloved wife of Julio R. Vazquez, currently of Derby, CT has passed away into the glorious presence of the Lord on July 2, 2020 in Griffin Hospital. Janice was born in Bronx, New York but had relocated to the Bridgeport area at an early age and has resided here in Connecticut since. A vibrant young woman, Janice was someone who enjoyed spending time with her family. She had a special and unique personality, which greatly connected with children whom she loved doing things for. Every event she planned had a children's theme behind it because she never lost her inner child, full of life, full of joy, full of genuine love which allowed her to create the memories today many share about her and with her. Her beautiful eyes were only the window to the absolutely beautifully genuine soul which embraced everyone around her. but as she closed them in this earth, the moment came that immediately her spirit opened its eyes in the presence of the almighty! Janice was always going, she never stopped, which some call an issue, others call, the ability to put things where they belong, others call it OCD, but she could not see things out of place, nor messes anywhere she was. She would make it a point to clean things up, make sure things are clean, things are orderly in every part of the house, at an event, at her family events, just everywhere she was. None the less whenever there was something going on, you would find her making sure things were cleaned up, and nothing is left array. She was always a joy to be around who enticed her family to come over and enjoy her Homemade Flan and Cheesecake which rumor had it was paralleled to none. Although Janice moved to Bridgeport at an early age, she had started and continued her education in the Bronx at the St. Pius School where she later graduated from. As she was a young woman she met her husband Julio R. Vazquez, which later, after years passed she ran into and rekindled the flame that had never been out, yet quietly and apparently glowed in their hearts for each other throughout the years. They shared a beautiful life together as a family with their home, the pets she loved so much and He of course is only one of those family members, like her children and so many others that cant nor will ever comprehend the reasons why we cant be celebrating instead of mourning, embracing instead of viewing and crying instead of laughing. Although our hearts are burdened, the God that we all believe in will one day reunite us and as her beauty is, once was, will forever remain in their hearts until that one great day, the day they are reunited, forever and ever celebrating, embracing, laughing and enjoying the heaven God has in store for us all!
Janice is not only survived by her husband Julio R.,Vazquez currently of Derby but also her children William Ramos, Israel Alamo and Tianna Feliciano; her beautiful grandchildren Haylee Ramos, Giselle Ramos, Laylanie Alamo and Greyson Alamo; Her siblings Teresa Medina, Yeselyn Medina and Francisco Medina; and a host of other relatives and friends whom forever will miss her smiles, her heart, her spark of life and the love she shared with all. She was predeceased by her parents the late Francisco Medina and the Late Madeline Medina and her son the late Julio Vazquez, Jr.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, July 9 , 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 at the convenience of the family. Meanwhile please sign the online memorial webpage which is found EXCLUSIVELY 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 from God 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. SO, 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 and these guidelines are STRICTLY adhered to and all attendees are expected to adhere to such regulations during their visit or we unfortunately will be forced to request for such person (s) to stay home or please exit our facility which we will not allow to become a place where others should feel nothing less than safe and welcomed. Therefore such are the things we expect 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 dont know, and you dont 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 wanna 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? you may be young, you may be strong, you may be "healthy" whatever that means, 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, become a memory most want to forget! Lets work to keep the levels where they are and even lower with our help and God's guidance!
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 may also be an opportunity to become exposed unecessarily because we may forget about our social distancing as we get excited for seeing someone we have not seen in quite some time and on top of that, we will tend to immediately embrace, hug, and forget the situation we are all experiencing and not even have our masks on because we are outside.....don't forget and we cannot stress enough!, 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....therefore, consider the following option vs. standing in line during this time......
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.