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Walter Laracuenta

January 3, 1957 — September 5, 2021

Walter Laracuenta, age 64, the beloved husband of Vilma Laracuenta has passed away into the eternal rest of the Lord on Sunday, September 5, 2021, in his home while surrounded by his family. Walter was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico to the late Ramon O. Laracuenta and Clara E. Valiente Laracuenta currently of Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He attended school in Puerto Rico including Interamerican University. He then relocated to the United States mainland to receive his Master's degree from Yale University. Walter served in the United States Army for 32 years where he served at many different levels and places protecting our freedoms and our country as a whole. During the years he received many medals, badges, Campaign ribbons including but not limited to The Iraq Campaign Medal with three campaign stars., Special Forces Tab, Bronze star medal, purpleheart, army achievement medal meritorious unit commendation, army superior unit award, army good conduct medal, a green beret, and more. Truly a man committed heart and soul. He was a family man who loved his family dearly. He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle with his pals and even some shooting at the range. He was an equestrian at heart and enjoyed the Pasofino horses in Puerto Rico which demonstrate and show elegance in their riding abilities.

In addition to his mother and wife, Walter is survived by his daughter Clarissa Laracuenta of Bridgeport; his brothers Wallace Laracuenta and Wilbur Laracuenta. Including a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends who will sorely miss him.

Walter was preceded in death by his sons the late Wallace Jesus Laracuenta and Ruben Javier Laracuenta and one brother the late Juan R. Laracuenta.

Friends are invited to attend calling hours on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 5:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz, (Peaceful Light Funeral Home), 426 E. Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06608; A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, 2021, DIRECTLY at St. Augustine's Cathedral Roman Catholic Church, 359 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT.

Final disposition will be held privately at the convenience of the Family.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

5:30 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, September 11, 2021

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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