Jose Francisco Cotto, Sr. , (Frankie), Age 80, son of the late Gonzalo Cotto and the late Tomasa DeJesus has passed away into the peaceful rest of the Lord on August 19, 2019, in his home while surrounded by his family. Jose was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico but had relocated to the Bridgeport area many years ago. Jose was a good man with a wonderful disposition to share his life, love, and happiness with those around him. His family was the focus of his energy and the reason for many smiles and moments to remember. Jose is survived by his Daughters Carmen L. Cotto, Carmen T. Cotto; his sons Francisco J. Cotto, Jose F. Ramos and Stephen F. Cotto; his sisters Carmen Patron, Maria Morales, Maria Knight and Candida Cotto; his brothers Carlos Cotto, Cruz M. Cotto and Gonzalo Cotto; 16 Grandchildren with Special Mention of Bernice S. Zayas, Beatriz M.Zayas(Bibi), Rafael Zayas Jr. (Felo), & William Maldonado Jr. whom he ultimately was their father figure and they loved beyond what words can explain, and 15 Great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends whom will dearly miss him. In addition to his parents, Jose was predeceased by one daughter the late Wanda Lynn Cotto Halloway, and two brothers the late Thomas Cotto and the late Candido Cotto;
Viewing/Visitation hours will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 6-8 P.M. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, (Peaceful Light Funeral Home), 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT;
A final viewing will be held on Friday, August 23, 2019 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Final disposition will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
In Lieu of Flowers, the family request a memorial donation be made to the charity of your choice in remembrance of a life well-lived, that life is that of Jose Francisco Cotto, Sr.
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