Osvaldo "Papo" Cruz-Rivera

  • Died: August 24, 2018
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut

Washington Memorial Funeral Home of North Haven

4 Washington Ave
North Haven, CT 06473

Tel. (203) 239-6000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Son, Step-Son, Step-Father, Brother, Grandfather, Uncle, Nehew and Cousin

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Osvaldo "Papo" Cruz-Rivera, 58 of Hartford died peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Hartford with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Iris Reyes Cruz. Papo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on May 3, 1960, a son of Carmen Rivera-Lopez of Trujillo Alto, PR and the late Lino Cruz-Valcarsa. He had resided in Trujillo Alto for most of his life before moving to Jacksonville, FL where he lived for one and one half years. He had resided in Hartford for the past nine years. Papo was a mechanic, and had worked at several Hartford area garages until his illness. In addition to his wife and mother, Papo is survived by his step-father, Victor Vega-Martinez of Trujillo Alto, four step-daughters, Diamary Berdecia and her husband Ernesto Gonzalez, Yesina Collazo and her husband Eusedio Martinez, Jasmine Collazo and Jaharia Collazo, all of Hartford, one step-son, Geraldo Rosario of Redding, PA, three sisters, Pastora Iris Gloria Cruz-Rivera, Carmen Gloria Cruz and Clara Cruz, all of Trujillo Alto, ten grandchildren, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers, Javier Cruz-Moysonet and Edwin Cruz Rivera. Papo's family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Segunda Iglesia Pentecostal Restaurando la Doctrina de Dios, 495 Park St., Hartford from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with funeral services during the calling hours. Burial will take place in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico at a later date. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com