Carlos J. Rijos, 51, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 20, 2017. Born in Bronx, NY on August 19, 1965, he was the son of the late Crisantos Rijos and Iris Agront. He was a longtime Meriden resident and a graduate of Maloney High School, Class of 1985. Carlos was an avid fan of the New England Patriots. He was loved dearly by his family and will be deeply missed. He was a wonderful uncle, brother, son and friend. Carlos had a warm heart and a kind soul and will forever live on in our hearts. We thank God for all the time he gave us with him and we are all better people for having known him.
Carlos is survived by a sister, Nora Rijos and her significant other, Ceaser Martinez of Meriden; a brother, Omar Rosa and his wife, Brie of Middletown and a niece and nephew, Alyssa and Josiah Vasquez. He was predeceased by two brothers, Jesus Rosa Jr. and Reinardo Rijos and his stepfather, Jesus Rosa Sr. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service to be held on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11 am at Walnut Grove Cemetery, 817 Old Colony Road, Meriden. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden on Thursday, March 23rd from 4 to 7 pm.