Samuel Maldonado García, 59, of New Haven, formerly of Ponce, Puerto Rico died peacefully on Monday, September 27, 1962 at Yale-New Haven Hospital with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Lourdes Gueits. Samuel was born in Utuado, Puerto Rico on February 14, 1962, a son of the late Mariano Maldonado and the late Rosa García. He had resided in Ponce for most of his life, and New Haven for the past three and one half years. He worked in the maintenance department for SMG at the Connecticut Financial Center, New Haven. In addition to his wife, Samuel is survived by three children, Lourdes Mari Maldonado and Samuel Maldonado Gueits of New Haven, and Samuel (Lilivette Saragosa) Maldonado Martínez of Ponce, two sisters, Ana Maria Maldonado García and Maritza (Jorge Luís Vargas) Maldonado García, three brothers, Mariano (Iris Muñiz) Maldonado García, Roberto (Margarita Reyes) Maldonado García and William (Ana Gisell Molina) Maldonado García, and two grandchildren, Estrellidalys Nicole Maldonado Saragosa and Jecot Samilt Maldonado Saragosa, all of Ponce. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Luís A. Maldonado García. Samuel's family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, October 1st from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Iglesia Jehova Mi Roca, 182 Welton St., Hamden. A funeral service will take place at the church on Saturday, October 2nd at 9:00 a.m. Burial 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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