MERIDEN - Petra Varela, 95, wife of the late Manuel Varela, died peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in her home with family.
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Born in Aguada, P.R. on June 15, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Ursula Soto and Joaquin Mendez. She had resided in Meriden since 1983. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Church.
Petra is survived by three daughters, Gloria Varela and Carmen Varela, both of Meriden, and Iris Mendoza, of Aguada, P.R.; three sons, Esteban, Roberto, and Angelo Varela, all of Meriden; fifteen grandchildren, Edwin and Carlos Cordero, Jonathan and Joseph Jiminez, Lucy, Elizabeth, Esteban, Jr., Jerry, Danny and Sheila Varela, Junior, Mildred and Myra Gilbert, and Javier Mendoza; twenty great-grand children; one brother, Juan Mendez, of Meriden; many nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her sister, Mariana Mendez; and her brother, Gelito Mendez, both of Aguada, P.R.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend Mass of Christian burial to be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Everyone is asked to meet directly at church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call at the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main St., Meriden on Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. For online condolences please visit www.jferryfh.com
John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home
80 East Main Street Meriden, CT 06450
Published in The Record-Journal on Oct. 4, 2012