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Carmen Inez Oquendo
February 9, 1946 ~ November 20, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Carmen Inez (Tita) Oquendo, 77, of Torrington Connecticut, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 20th 2023, at Valerie Manor in Torrington. Born February 9, 1946 she was a daughter of the late Braulio and Josefina (Garcia) Oquendo of Ponce,Puerto Rico.
She leaves behind her sons, Al Medina of Farmington, New Hampshire, Adam Medina and his wife Hillary of New Britain, CT, Ricardo Medina and his wife Joann of Friendswood, Texas, and James Medina and his wife Madeleine of Hawaii. Her sisters, Norma Oquendo of Eden,NC, Marta Sherman of Torrington, CT, Gladys Kwash of Quincy,MA, and Silvia Dombrauskas of Goodyear, Arizona. Her brothers, Jose Oquendo of Bolton, CT, Edwin and William Oquendo both of Washington State, and she is preceded in death by Ramonita Pursley, Carmen Iris Soto, and Carlos Oquendo. She is also preceded by her nieces, Yvette Carter and Wendy Maestri as well as her great nephew Elijah Oquendo, and her grandson Richard Medina. She was the grandmother of 17, great grandmother of 18, and aunt of several nieces and nephews.
Carmen was a member of St Mary’s Church in New Britain, CT where her father was a founder. She was a Bilingual teacher at the Spanish speaking center, a secretary at HRA and was a secretary for Alton Brooks of New Britain. She enjoyed salsa and meringue dancing,reading, and was the 4th fastest Spanish speaking person in New Britain. She loved shopping for everything on TV. She had a big heart, and she loved to give rather than to receive. Her burial will be private and at the convenience of the family, with a memorial mass to be announced. In Lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to The Alzheimer’s Association @ Act.Alz.Org.