Gilberto Cruz, 74, loving husband of Luisa A. Quinones Cruz passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Midstate Medical Center. Born in Guanica, Puerto Rico on December 31, 1943, he was the son of the late Iluminado and Ramona Velez Cruz. Mr. Cruz was employed by the City of Meriden as a security guard at the Meriden Public Library until his retirement.
Besides his wife of 54 years, he is survived by his three grandchildren, Luis, Erica and Angel Nieves; his six great-grandchildren, Damontae Torres, Juelz Ramos, Adrien, Anastashia, Rosie and Ty’Sean Nieves; his sister, Cecilia Cruz and his four brothers, Iluminado Jr., Jose, Cristobal and Ramon Cruz. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gilberto was predeceased by his two daughters, Jacqueline and Yolanda Cruz and his two sisters, Maria and Emma Cruz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 7th at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden, CT 06450. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main St., Meriden, CT 06450 on Sunday, May 6th from 2 to 5 p.m.