Rafael A. Sanchez , 79 of Fern Park, FL, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Advent Health Hospice in Altamonte Springs, FL.
Rafael was born in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. He was a resident of Perth Amboy for 53 years; he moved to Fern Park, FL 6 years ago with his wife Dulce. Rafael worked as a roofer for Hygrade Insulators Phillipsburg, NJ were he retired.
He is preceded in death by his parents Otilia Sanchez and Juan Isidro Matias, and his brother Jose Ramon Sanchez.
He is survived by his wife Dulce , his children Rafael Jovany, Nancy, and Rafael Antonio (Tony) Sanchez. Victor, and Ana Libran Baez, SweetMary Dunleavy. His sisters, Altagracia Marquez, Angela Matias, and Carmen Sanchez. Brothers, Fausto Sanchez, Ramon Sanchez, Alfredo Sanchez, Roque Fermin, Arturo Fermin. His cherished grandchildren Devyn, Lauren, Ashton and Christian Sanchez; Alexander Montilla, Guillermo, Micheal, and Belinda Libran; Amanda, Kamila, Zahira, Antonio Libran; William, Wilma, and Bryan Dunleavy.
We begin to leave on Friday at 9:15am from Gustav J. Novak Funeral Home for a funeral mass at Our Lady of Fatima at 10am . Burial will follow at Alpine Cemetery.
Visiting is on Thursday from 5 to 9 pm.
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