On November 3, 2022, Bienvenida Vazquez, also known to many of us as Maria, passed peacefully at her home in Chelsea, Massachusetts. She was 81 years old. She and her husband, Luis Antonio, made Chelsea their life-long home after moving from Cayey, Puerto Rico in 1961 in search of greater opportunities for their growing family. She was a loving wife, and mother to eight children: Angel, Maria, Louis, Wanda, Santiago, John, William, and Danny. Everyone who had the opportunity to meet her, work with her, and in her later life, care for her were overwhelmed by her sweet, loving nature. Although quiet and reserved, her smile and laughter would light up a room and offered comfort to those in need.
Bienvenida was predeceased by her husband Luis, her son Angel and brothers Antonio, and Manolo. She is survived by her sister, Maria, brothers, Bernardo, Jose, and Jaime, seven children, sixteen grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren.
She will forever be missed and our fond memories of her will be cherished for eternity. May she Rest in Peace for her good work on this earth is done.
Family and friends are kindly invited to attend Visiting Hours in the Smith Funeral Home, 125 Washington Avenue, Chelsea on Wednesday, November 9th from 4-7pm
Funeral Services and Interment will follow in Guayama, Puerto Rico.
In Lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Massachusetts Humane Society for Animals, in honor of Bienvenida’s love of animals. MSPCA: at https://www.mspca.org/donate-now
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