Ana Lydia Santiago, 88, peacefully went with Our Lord and was reunited with her husband, Braulio Santiago, Sr. on September 24, 2020. Born in Aguada, PR, on May 30, 1932, the daughter of the late Manuel and Julia Torres. “Lydia” and Braulio met in Brooklyn, NY and settled in Meriden, CT in 1953 where they raised their family and enjoyed many happy years together. Lydia attended schools in Aguada, PR, and was a seamstress until her retirement in 1982. She was an ordained minister and also a member of the Christian Pentecostal Church.
Lydia is survived by her two children, daughter Norma Walberg and son Braulio and his wife Sandy Santiago , grandchildren Wanda Rodriguez, Diane Rodriguez, Elias Santiago, Jordan Santiago and Alexandra Santiago and her great-grandchild, Elias Michael Santiago. Lydia had nine brothers and was the oldest and only daughter. She was predeceased by six brothers, Rueben Torres, Abelardo Torres, Nelson Torres, Evelio Torres, Ramon Torres and Esteban Torres. She is survived by three brothers Rolando Torres, Ovidio Torres, Gary Torres and brother-in-law Polonio Santiago. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend calling hours to be held on Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 E. Main Street, Meriden. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery, 250 Gypsy Lane, Meriden. For online condolences please visit jferryfh.com.
If you'd like to observe the calling hours using Zoom please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87546503231 The Meeting ID is: 875 4650 3231 The passcode is Santiago
If you'd like to observe the graveside service using Zoom please use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86413200396 . The Meeting ID is 864 1320 0396.