Letty A. Barbosa, age 57, beloved daughter of the Late Jose Ines Soto and the late Maria M. Soto, currently of Milford, CT has passed away into the peaceful rest of the Lord on Friday, December 11, 2020 in her home while surrounded by the love of her family; Letty was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico but had moved to the United States at an early age, first to Brooklyn, New York but then to Connecticut where she had resided since. Her husband, Jose J. Barbosa, who she married over 43 years ago, was by her side every day until she left this world to the embrace God's Love calling her home. Letty was a woman full of life, with a spirit unparalleled to many; her focus in life was making sure everyone was doing well. She had a heart full of the desire to help everyone around her, to worry about everyone's well being and wishing only to bring peace to others if within her reach. Around this time of year, you would normally hear some Traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Music playing at the house and making sure her home was spotless for those she loved. Even on the days leading to her passing, she would share her concern for another person within the treatment area who was having a rough time yet never shared any concerns in her own well being; A selfless heart which this world seems so deprived of yet in so much need of. Compassion, empathy and integrity were the things she shared with those who were blessed to have met her. As a Wife and Mother, she wanted to make sure her family felt " home" is where all is found, that they always knew that home is where you will always come and find those who love you, care for you, yet have nothing to gain by doing so; those same people believe that not having you would feel like having lost it all; Her joy was having her family home as she spent time with her two grand daughters who she simply adored. Regardless of time and the busy schedules found in our every day lives, she made it a point that Sunday evenings was dinner at home with the family God had blessed her in having. Her flawless Rice and Beans were part of the great incentives Sunday evenings had offered which allowed them to look forward to coming home for dinner. She was a very simple woman who truly didn't ask for much in return. If she needed a little r & r, a little escape to the local casinos was good enough where she could sit and play the slot machines and have a great time; Her trips to some local department stores would provide the retail therapy she periodically found comfort in. Throughout the years Letty was an active member of the ST. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Bridgeport, CT, a Church family which she loved very much and none the less loved her in return; as someone would graciously express that Letty was so easy to love because of the wonderful person she is. Truly a shining gem throughout her life, whose light never stopped shining, yet even after passing her light will still illuminate many hearts and minds for years to come;
In addition to her husband Letty is survived by her children Jacqueline J. Rosado and her husband Sergio Rosado, Jose J. Barbosa Jr., and Joanna J. Fisco and her husband Francis; her two beautiful granddaughters Julianna A. Rosado and Jocelyn A. Rosado; her siblings Jose O. Soto, Jose L. Mieles, Jose I. Soto, Carmen J. Mercado, Reyes M. Soto, Jose M. Soto, Francisco Soto and Wilfredo Soto; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends whom will sadly miss her. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother the late Leonardo Mieles and a sister, the late Olga Perez.
Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, December 14, 2020 from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, (Peaceful Light Funeral Home), 426 East Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT;
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Decmeber 15, 2020 beginning at 1:00 P.M. DIRECTLY at the St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church followed by interment in Mt. Grove Cemetery, Bridgeport, CT.
an online memorial webpage has been designed as a place where you may share your thoughts, memories, prayers, pictures and so much more but is exclusively found at www.luzdepaz.com;
Please be advised that due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic, the Health Department Regulations and the State of Connecticut have re-implemented the status of Phase 2 for the protection and safety of all the residents of Connecticut. (these restrictions may be stronger or relieved depending on the current status our State may be found in and may change without notice)
- Therefore, During viewing times the ONLY ENTRANCE into the Funeral Home will take place through the rear entrance of the funeral home.
-In accordance to the Parameters set forth in Phase 2 of COVID 19 by the State of Connecticut, a maximum number of 43 persons are permitted inside our facility at the same time and any persons above that permitted amount will not be granted access until those friends which have entered the facility prior to the maximum reached, safely exit allowing the same number of guests that exit, to come inside. Again, the maximum number of persons, family , friends, acquaintances, elderly etc. cannot and will not exceed 43. Please understand, our efforts will entail announcing when a line is outside and people have not exited so that those inside can consider those outside in line. We can only encourage others that are NOT immediate family to kindly go outside, therefore permitting those patiently in line to exit enter the funeral home masks are ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED.
-Entrance is granted into our facility for those who exhibit a mask which covers their MOUTH AND NOSE and such mask MUST REMAIN ON CORRECTLY during entire visit. We regret to inform all guests that regardless of relationship to deceased and/ or family member, such safety measures are not up for debate, nor negotiable by our firm and we cannot compromise the integrity of the safety measures set forth by exceeding the alotted numbers or excuse anyone for not utilizing the required face coverings.
-HUGGING AND /OR KISSING any member of the immediate family and/or friends is strongly discouraged, but be advised the Funeral Home, its representatives and or staff members assisting throughout the services cannot and will not assume any responsibility for anyone becoming exposed due to them not adhering to the rules and regulations set forth while inside our facility nor in the funeral services for such deceased in their entirety.
Please remember everyone, we understand the trialing time our Country, State and City is found in. Therefore, we are requesting anyone whom is considering attending a service which will be held by our firm, in our facility. We are requesting ALL those in attendance to attend with a mindset of our unwaivering commitment to adhere to the rules and regulations set forth of such policies and procedures, only created by our Health experts for the benefit of everyone in attendance in as a society in General. . Nobody has any other intention and/ or reason but to protect the health and well being of us all and any interaction other than that as ladies and gentlemen and as such expect the same interactions in return. Any other method and/or interaction is not considered appropriate and will terminate any persons visit immediately. It is our exclusive purpose of protection of your health, and those in attendance at the services from possible exposure to a virus which as affected so many in a negative fashion. If we have to bring something to someone's attention regarding such procedures not being adhered, we ask kindly to keep in mind it is not our goal to humiliate anyone but yet kindly remind everyone regarding our masks if not covering our nose and mouths to please do so. We do not know many, relationships etc. nor is our staff aware of all relationships, nor will it be part of what our intended purpose to have to address anything inside or outside but in the same fashion we are trying to maintain a safe and comfortable atmospher, you allow us and assist us in making sure such integrity of the safety is never compromised. We want you to go home, the same way you have arrived, healthy and well!
Nobody within our firm will ask anyone to do something to be spiteful, nor be mean or intrusive, etc. and we understand its a sensitive time, but not doing so, exposes you not only to a virus but having to possibly deal with another funeral because of not keeping such details in mind. Therefore, we are kindly requesting that any interactions between all staff and Directors with the public be considered our way of caring....WE lose nothing by not caring, we lose nothing by walking away, but not caring is not in our DNA and has always been. You have come to expect this from our firm and nothing less. If need be and more than once a person is asked to be sure your mask is in its place then we it will have to be addressed again and although excuses as to why any lack of adherence to policies and procedures set forth for everyone's health are understandable, but adherence to the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others is not negotiable and deliberate violation of the rules set forth by the Connecticut Department of health and the Governor's executive orders, will have to be addressed accordingly. If cooperation is not provided upon request, you may be asked to leave our facility immediately and entrance will no longer be granted. Again, this is not our mission, not our goal, yet an atmosphere which all may share inside and outside our firm about a life well lived and if outside you want to remain without any protection we are not here to tell people anything while not inside our firm, that is your decision, so please keep in mind, its the protocol uncomfortable or not, also not meant to be mean or condescending. Again, such actions are meant to try to correct and/or prevent a possible exposure from occurring that may cost the life of someone with a delicate health condition whether it be towards yourself or another person.
Everyone has the right to their opinion and do as they wish, but just like we all must have a level of decorum when at certain places, functions and public locations, and municipal facilities and more, adherence to such policies is required wherever we go, , We strive to make this a seamless process but of course, it is only with the full cooperation of everyone in attendance to follow instructions thus facilitating and making this process one of least involvement of any family member due to non compliance of such rules and regulations by any guest or distant family member. Above all, the least possible stress to a family handling one of the most challenging times ever in their lives.
We thank you in advance for your patience and everyone's cooperation. Always remember safety is our #1 concern. Your health and safety while in our facility or being part of a service we are conducting is not something are willing to compromise on, and therefore, we not only focus on everyone's safety but your entire well being by creating and maintaining a safe atmosphere in its entirety.
Our facility is cleaned and disinfected after each and every service time, our entire facility, even further providing UV light air filtration system on each floor. Again, safety and well being is not a negotiable topic and therefore we strictly abide not only by the regulations imposed by the governing agencies, but take it always a step above, because you deserve that and so much more.