Maria Velez, age 98 of Naugatuck, returned to the Loving Arms of the Lord on Monday, July 22, 2019, at her residence, surrounded by love. She was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico, prior to relocating to Connecticut many years ago.
Maria is the loving mother of Alma Lopez, Pearson Lopez, Petra (Hector) Casanova and Robert Lopez; and the caring grandmother of 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, Adelino Velez and Valencia Osorio, she is predeceased by her children, Francisco Lopez, Jr., Wilfred Lopez, Phillip Lopez and John Lopez.
Family and friends are invited to attend Calling Hours on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, 426 E. Washington Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06608. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019, 9 a.m. DIRECTLY AT St. Mary's Church, 25 Sherman St. Bridgeport, CT 06608. Her interment will follow in Puerto Rico. Please explore her memorial page where you may share your memories, prayers and so much more found EXCLUSIVELY at www.luzdepaz.com.