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Luis Cruz

June 21, 1926 ~ March 21, 2021 (age 94)

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Naugatuck-Luis Cruz, age 94, beloved husband of Gertrude (Rivera) Cruz, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday March 21, 2021.


Born in Puerto Rico on June 21, 1926, he was the son of Leoncio and Josefa (Figueroa) Cruz.  Luis resided in Naugatuck with his family since 1998 and retired from Bryant Electric in Bridgeport.  He was a devout Catholic and was a member of All Saints/ Todos los Santos Parish/ St. Anne’s Church in Waterbury.  He enjoyed gardening, music, playing his guitar, singing, telling stories and jokes, and especially spending time with his family.  Luis was an avid New York Mets fan.


In addition to his wife Gertrude of 73 years, he leaves his son Luis Cruz, Jr.; his seven daughters, Aida Hernandez (Adolph), Norma Cruz, Isabel Thomas (Dominick), Maria Buccieri (Victor), Carmen Moore (Mark), Luisa Cruz, and Helen Cruz; his nine grandchildren; his three great grandchildren; his two surviving sisters;  and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.


Private funeral services will be held at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.   To send an on-line condolence, please visit

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Private Services

Naugatuck Valley Memorial - Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home
240 North Main Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Burial Private

St. James Cemetery
Cross Street
Naugatuck, CT 06770

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