Maria Dolores Cruz, 74 of New Haven died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Maria was born in Hatillo, Puerto Rico on May 31, 1945, a daughter of the late Pedro Cruz Rosado and the late Mercedes Gonzalez Rodriguez. She had lived in Hatillo for most of her life, and had resided in New Haven for the past eleven years. Maria is survived by four daughters, Maria Moya and Marta Moya of New Haven, Carmen Maria Moya of Bridgeport and Jasmin (Cruz) Ondo of Woodbridge, NJ, two sons, Nelson Scaturro of Plainsboro, NJ and Efrain Moya of Bridgeport, three sisters, Marta, Luz Maria and Carmen Cruz, all of Hatillo, three brothers, Pedro Luís Aguilar Gonzalez, Antonio Cruz and Junior Lopéz Gonzalez, all of Brooklyn, NY, eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. There will be a private visitation hour for family only on Friday, August 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., Maria's family will then receive relatives and friends on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven. A funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, August 24th at 10:00 a.m., the Rev. Santos Sanchez officiating. Burial will be private. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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