Juan Ocasio, 91, of New Haven, CT died peacefully at the Mary Wade Home, New Haven with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecilia Rodríguez Ocasio. Juan was born in Corozal, Puerto Rico on June 6, 1931, a son of the late Antonio and Eleuteria Ocasio, and had resided in New Haven since 1962. He was a store owner for more than forty five years. During that time he owned and operated Ocasio's Grocery Market, Ponce Market and Kimberly Laundromat. Juan was a proud Korean War Veteran. He is survived by a daughter, Maribel (Hector) Torres and a son, Juan (Luz Maláve) Ocasio, Jr. of New Haven, three sisters, Margarita Rodríguez and Genoveva Pérez of New Haven and Ana Vázquez of Caguas, Puerto Rico, five grandchildren, Aisha and Katisha Alegria, Heriberto Santana, Gilberto Fernández and Hector Torres, II, seven great-grandchildren, Dante, Dwannah, Nariyah, Tatyana, Michael, Derrick and Sebastian, a great-great-granddaughter, Nailana, and many loving, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his daughter Evelyn Ocasio, his granddaughter Damaris Torres, a sister, Sonia Maldonado, and three brothers, Rafael Cordero, Primitivo Ocasio and Luís Amador Vázquez. Juan's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, March 17th at Una Iglesia Para La Ciudad (A Church for the City), 99 East Pearl St., New Haven from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will take place at the church on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven. The Washington Memorial Funeral Home, 4 Washington Ave., North Haven has been entrusted with arrangements. www.washingtonmemorialfh.com
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