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Blas Zayas, Sr.

Obituary for Blas Zayas, Sr.

September 16, 2018
East Haven

Loving Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousins and Friend.


Blas Zayas, Sr., 71 of East Haven, formerly of New Haven and Jacksonville, FL died peacefully at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford with his loving family by his side. Blas was born in Orocovis, Puerto Rico on February 14, 1947, a son of the late Juan Domingo Zayas Ortíz and the late Beatrice Hernandez Avíles. He had resided in New Haven for twenty years, then moved to Jacksonville where he resided for ten years, and had resided in East Haven since 2015. Blas is survived by two daughters, Edith (Justino) Zayas Rosado of Deltona, FL and Betzaida M. Zayas of East Haven, one son, Luís Armando (Yasmine) Zayas of East Haven, one sister, Blanca Iris Zayas of New Haven, seven brothers, Victor, Jorge and Hector Zayas of New Haven, Israel Zayas of Bayamon, P.R., José Ivan Zayas of West Haven, Luís A. Zayas of Salinas, P.R. and Juan Colón of South Carolina, fourteen grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Blas A. Zayas, Jr., a sister, Carmen Iris Zayas, and a brother, Ramón Francisco Zayas. Blas' family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, September 20th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m., the Rev. Francis Snell officiating. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven.

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