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Mr Rafael E. Diaz

November 25, 1952 ~ February 3, 2017 (age 64)


Waterbury – Mr. Rafael E. Diaz, 64, passed away on Friday, February 3, at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was the husband of Ycelsa (Gonzalez) Diaz.

Rafael was born November 25, 1952 in Santiago, Dominican Republic, son of the late Pablo Rodriguez and Obdulia Diaz. He has been employed as a machine operator at H&T Waterbury, Inc. for over twenty years. He will be remembered for his love of music, socializing with family and friends, helping people and love of baseball, especially Las Aquilas of the Dominican Republic Baseball League.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Cesar Diaz and his fiancé Anna Matos and Maximo Diaz and his wife Christine Cruz all of Waterbury; one daughter, Fantasia Diaz of Waterbury; two brothers Radame Diaz and Pablo Diaz both of Waterbury; four sisters, Josephine Nolasco, Yleana Sanchez, Sonia Diaz and Felicia Diaz all of Waterbury; eight grandchildren, Keynalyn, Jesus, Maximo, Jr, Reina, Cesar, Isaac, Kasha and Genesis and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, February 7, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Bergin Funeral Home 290 East Main St. Waterbury. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in New Pine Grove Cemetery.


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