Luz Esther Molina-Sepulveda, better known as Queen Esther, 98 ½, wife of the late Jose A. Sepulveda, died on October 1, 2018 in Florida after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lares, Puerto Rico on February 20, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Juan Antonia Molina and Bruna Gerena.
Esther was a teacher’s aide at John Barry School. She was a devoted member of First Congregational Church of Meriden, which she had attended for 55 years and which Reverend Potter served for 15 years. She had resided in Meriden for 65 years and devoted much of that time to helping others. She was active in the Meriden community, serving as a volunteer for many organizations including the Salvation Army, the Meriden Red Hat Society, the Meriden Senior Center, numerous nursing homes and the hospital. She received countless certificates for her volunteer work. She will be remembered for her selflessness and devotion to her family and community.
Esther is survived by her two daughters, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers and one sister. She was predeceased by her loving son, Jose Antonio Sepulveda Jr.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church of Meriden, 62 Colony St, Meriden, CT 06451. Everyone is asked to meet directly at the church. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St, Meriden, CT 06450 on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to First Congregational Church of Meriden. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.jferryfh.com
Please accept my prayers for consolation and comfort at this time. I worked with Ms. Esther through Franciscan Home Care and Hospice Care. She was a joy and inspiration to all who met her! I will cherish my memories of our visits - hearing the stories of her life, playing board games, drinking tea, and practicing my Spanish. God bless her and all her family and friends!
Felicity Moller Eles - Sunday October 14, 2018 via Condolence Message
Sending our sincere condolences at this most difficult time. We will always remember Esther for being such a lovely and sweet lady. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel and we were so lucky to have had the honor to know her! 💗
Linda Arena, Carmen and Sergio Morales - Sunday October 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
Querida Doña Esther, qué mucho he sentido su partida. Siempre me acordaré de nuestras gratas conversaciones y el gran cariño que siempre demostró a sus amigos y familiares. Su entusiasmo no sólo por el arte—incluyendo la pintura y la letra—sino por la vida en general sirve de ejemplo a los demás. Fue usted una gran amiga de mis dos abuelas, y llegué a considerarla como una 'abuela adoptiva' luego de que ellas murieran. Estoy agradecido de haber compartido con usted en persona el año pasado, aunque sería por última vez. Descanse en paz y recuerde que siempre la apreciará su amigo, Roberto.
Roberto E Cardona - Saturday October 06, 2018 via Condolence Message
My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort from friends and family And from God's words at Revelation 21:3-4. which says soon death will be no more ...
Dorothy Freeman - Thursday October 04, 2018 via Condolence Message