Primitiva "Tiva" VelasquezMarch 6, 1935 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 82)
Primitiva "Tiva" Velasquez, returned to her heavenly home on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, due to complications following pancreatic cancer at her residence with her family by her side. Her devotion to her family, friends and her faith supported her in her struggle and ultimately gave her peace.
Tiva was born to Nemecio and Carmen Velasquez in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. she lived most of her life in New Jersey as a homemaker, worker, mother, grandmother and great ~ grandmother. Tiva was immersed in her catholic faith and was a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Perth Amboy.
She is preceded in death by her loving parents Nemecio and Carmen ( nee Figueroa ) Velasquez; dear sister of Gumercindo and Juan Velasquez.
Tiva was blessed with a loving family and is survived by her devoted children Leonardo Resto and Mildred Figueroa; dear sister of Guillermo, Rojelio, Isidro, Vidalina, Carmelita, Rojelia and Zoraida; adored grandmother of Ashley, Stephanie, Amanda, Marcus and Anthony and great ~ granddaughter Aliyana Rose; cherished aunt of many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from her during her time here and she will be missed dearly.
We begin to leave on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 9:15 am from the Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home, 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy for a funeral mass at 10 am at Our Lady of Fatima Church. Entombment will follow at Alpine Cemetery. Visiting is on Friday from 5 ~ 9 pm.