MERIDEN - Manuel Israel Cardona, 68, beloved husband of the late Luz Cardona, passed away on Friday Jan. 17, 2014 at MidState Medical Center.
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Manuel was from Aguada, Puerto Rico and had lived in Meriden for the past 50 years. He was known for his sense of humor and sarcasm. Manuel was a very lovable and generous man who was loved dearly by everyone.
Mr. Cardona is survived by his daughters, Seire Cardona-Esquilin and Gynora Cardona, both of Meriden; two precious grandchildren, Jialana and Jadiel Cardona-Esquilin; his daughter-in-law, Mayra Esquilin; eight brothers and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews who he loved as his own children.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday Jan. 22 at 9:15 a.m. from the Stempien Funeral Home, 450 Broad St., Meriden, when the funeral cortege will proceed to St. Rose of Lima Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Tuesday evening, Jan. 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Stempien Funeral Home. To send an online expression of sympathy, please visit www.stempienfuneralhome.com.
Stempien Funeral Home, Inc.
450 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Jan. 19, 2014