Dear Tia, Becky, Roberto, Lauren and family, it has taken me days to find the words to express what I feel in my heart when I realize that I will not be able to see Tio Rafael again. Although distance prevented me from spending as much time with Tio as I would have liked throughout the course of my life, he touched me and my Isabella profoundly. Isabella said to me that she feels like something is missing because Tio Rafael has passed away. The moments she spent with him were not enough and yet he impacted her deeply and that says it all. She, like me, saw and felt what a gentle, caring soul he was. I admired his discipline and sense of responsibility and the grace with which he seemed to handle life. I always felt close to him because he reminded me so much of my own father. I can still picture him getting up in the morning before the rest of us and having our coffee ready, fresh cut fruit and the table perfectly set for us to have breakfast. He always thought of others. He was there for Ceci and me when our dad, his brother, passed away and he made such a difficult time seem almost easy. I will never forget that. We will miss him but are comforted by knowing he is at peace and with God. May all of you find solace and peace in this difficult time. Tina-Marie and Isabella
Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. May he rest in peace with our Lord.
Eileen and Alfredo de Zayas
My Dearest Ofelia & Becky, Our deepest condolences we are very sorry to hear about Rafaels passing, we send you our love and prayers he will forever be in our hearts. Love you always. Aida, Cristy, Mari Jackie y Nancy
Dear Ofelia, Becky and family; our deepest condolences. We are so saddened to hear of Tio's passing but know he is at peace and looking over us all. May you find comfort in this and know our love and prayers are always with you!
Dearest Ofelia and Becky - it is with great sorrow that we send our love and prayers. We know how difficult Tio's passing is. Tio Rafa held a very special place in our hearts. His warm and caring ways will always be remembered. God Bless you and the entire family. Carinos