Jose Camilo, age 80 of Bridgeport, returned to the loving Arms of the Lord suddenly at his residence on August 4, 2020. He is the beloved husband of Maria Martinez; his adored wife and partner of many years. Jose was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico; son of the late Antonio and Alejandrina Camilo prior to relocating to the Connecticut area many years ago.
He was a very talented, but very independent handyman; always insisting on working alone, regardless of what it was. His insistence on "solo work" led to a broken back porch as a result of him rebuilding things. Jose truly enjoyed watching western movies, going for a nice walk, and drinking a cup of coffee with a piece of bread. Jose absolutely loved eating, especially his chicken wings; he could have an entire bucket in one sitting! He also had huge hopes of winning the lottery and always enjoyed playing "some good lotto." Jose had a big heart, and was a very happy although he had a very quiet demeanor - he would burst out in childlike chuckles at the most unexpected moments. More than anything, Jose loved spending time with his family and cherished when they were all together.
Jose is the loving father of Heriberto (Michelle) Martinez and Daniel (Rose) Martinez; the adoring grandather of Vanessa Martinez, Yvonnes Lopez, Samantha Martinez, and Milagros Martinez; the caring brother of Aida Camilo, Julia Reyes, and Olga Flechas; and the cherished uncle of Marcos Montañez, Marcos Reyes, Jose Reyes, Carlos Reyes, Luis Garcia, Jackie Garcia, Ivan Montañez, Awanda Montañez, Deliz Montañez, Guadalupe Falcon, Hilda L. Falcon, Tamara Falcon, Nancy Morales, Manuel Torres, Angie Falcon Rucker, Etiel Marrero, Ana Melenedez, Enrique Camilo and Diana Martinez.
He is predeceased by his son, Mario Martinez; grandson, Daniel Martinez, Jr.; and brothers Manolo Maldonado and Roberto Camilo.
Family and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Friday, August 13, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz 426 E. Washington Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06608. his interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Stratford, CT.
Please explore his Memorial Page, where you may share your memories, prayers and so much more found EXCLUSIVELY at luzdepaz.com, where nobody is more important than you, the family we serve, the ones that gave us the honor to do what we love doing, which is bringing peace during the most trialing of times in the life of a human being. We cherish that honorl!
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.