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1977 Yanira 2020

Yanira V. Velez

January 7, 1977 — May 10, 2020

Yanira Velez commonly known as “Chic” (pronounced chick) passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at the age of 43. Yanira was born on January 7, 1977 in Vieques, PR. She was pre deceased by her her father Manuel Velez, and survived by her mother Nilsa D. Velez, sisters Elizabeth Reyes Lopez, Judith Velez, brothers Edwin Reyes, Manuel Velez, niece Tanya M. Rodriguez, and children, nephew Mike A. Rodriguez, brother-in-law Arcadio Lopez, Yadira Rivera and Joshua Vazquez (God Son), Brenda Rivera and family. Yanira graduated from Harding High School, and attended HCC with the intention of being a RN. She was a long time employee of Cablevision. Now those are the facts, and they don’t even come close to scratching the surface of who she was; Unfortunately we don’t have a lot of space so we’ll give you just a taste. Chic loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends. Those gatherings would often erupt into impromptu dance parties, sometimes ending only when the sun came up, and after hearing the birds chirping. She enjoyed reminiscing about the good ole days around a fire pit while listening to music. There was never a shortage of things to talk about, cry about, and laugh about, and boy did we laugh. Chic had an infectious laugh that can never be duplicated, and will greatly be missed. Chic was super reliable; if you needed her she was there in a heartbeat. To those who knew her well they will never be able to see anything Mickey Mouse without thinking of her. Chic had a very small circle of people that she loved, and cherished until the end. Count yourself blessed to be part of that exclusive circle, And on a final note I would like to express that with her passing a large hole will be left in all our lives. We love you, and will always carry your memory in our hearts.
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