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Hilda M. Quevedo, of San Diego, CA (formerly of Southport, CT), beloved wife of the late Reverend Miguel A. Quevedo entered into peaceful eternal rest on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Hilda was born in New York City on November 25, 1932. She came to the Bridgeport area in 1954 and remained a resident of Fairfield County until two years ago. Hilda was a tireless advocate for a number of causes and was lauded within the Hispanic community for her political activism including registering Hispanic voters in Bridgeport and across the state. She served on a number of community boards, most notably the Handicapped Children of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican Parade Committee and Foster Grandparents Program. She was appointed to the State Police Advisory Commission by then Governor William O'Neill. Hilda played an important role in her husband Reverend Miguel Quevedo's mission to build Hispanic participation in the greater Bridgeport Episcopal community. For this and other works, Hilda and Reverend Quevedo were honored with the Bishop's Award. Hilda is survived by her three loving sons, Richard Morales; Emil Morales and his wife Jody; and Ronald Morales and his wife Donna. Hilda was also immensely proud of her five grandchildren, Tara Morales Richard; Eric Morales; Emily Morales; Nicolette Morales and Michael Morales; as well as her four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved brother Frank Matos. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. Directly at St. John's Episcopal Church 768 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport. Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. Trumbull. To leave an on line condolence please visit mullinsfh.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Caregiver Resource Center - Respite Program, 3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92123.
Cyril F. Mullins Funeral Home
399 White Plains Road
Trumbull, CT 06611
Published in Connecticut Post from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2012