Elena Arce

Elena Arce, age 88 of Portage, formerly of Puerto Rico, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012. She is survived by her son, Alfredo (Raquel) Castro, Sr. of Portage; daughter, Carmen (Pedro) Lopez of Portage; seven grandchildren: Alfredo Castro, Jr., Judith Castro, Daniel (Keri) Castro, Eddie (Chas) Escalante, David (Cynthia) Lopez, Nancy (Joel) Fuentes, Arlene (Jeff) Moore; great grandchildren: Maddison and David Lopez, Jr., Angelina Fuentes, Lillian Moore, Gabriella Castro, Lucy Castro, Amanni, Nick, and Joey Escalante; brother, Serafin (Luisa) Arce of Puerto Rico. Preceded in death by husband, Evangelista Castro; brothers and sisters. Elena was a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Lake Station and SS. Monica & Luke Catholic Church. She was recognized as a Pioneer Puerto Rican Woman by the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women. Elena was a homemaker who loved to cook and crochet and she took the very best care of her family. Family and friends may call at Pruzin Brothers Funeral Service, 2700 Willowcreek Road, Portage on Friday, February 10, 2012 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 5:00 p.m. Services and burial will take place on Monday, February 13, 2012 at Gonzalez Funeral Home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Family and friends may share an online condolence or memory at: www.pruzinfuneralservice.com

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2700 Willowcreek Road  Portage, IN 46368

Published in The Times from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2012