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“My heart is so heavy to have just learned of Cecy's passing. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. My memories of her will forever be of...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Geovanna Alicea Krusch - FL

“I just heard of Cecy's passing and wanted to express my condolences. What an incredible woman. Cecy was there for me and my sisters during our...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Jessica Alicea-Kortright - Tampa, FL

“Hello Ceci, We will all miss you. You were so kind to everyone and I remember when growing up in Conn. our family was so close and we spent many...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Marisol Vega - Oxford, FL

“My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Ivelisse Montanez D'Antonio - CT

“Dear Cecy, it was a big impact when I saw your death posted on Facebook for our sister Maria Rodriguez. We was in New York. Cesy, the Lord called,...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Martha and Juan Estevez - Tampa, FL

“Am so sorry to hear about your passing. You were a wonderful lady, and a good friend. I remember when we were doing the Marriage Encounters, how...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Lillian Morales (Ortiz) - friend

“I am so sorry we were not able to attend the ceremony. Even though we were not there physically, we were there spiritually. Our thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda Lugo - Valrico, FL

“I am so sorry I was not able to attend the ceremony. Even thougj I was not there physically, I was there spiritually. My thoughts and prayers remain...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda Lugo - Valrico, FL

“Amén a todo lo dicho anteriorment. La fe de Cecilia no fue un fe puramente sentimentalista e individualista, sino una fe volcada hacia los demás,...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Dcno. Ramón-Luis Rivera - PR

“Ceci, Nunca te olvidaremos tu carinosa sonrisa y tu amabilidad. Ese amor de cristo que tu compartias a todos. Te recuerdo desde muy nina en todo...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Carmen Delgado - Norwalk, CT

“Janet, Norberto Jr Escobales ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Janet Escobales - Lutz, FL

“i remember when i was young and went to stay with her in florida. she would always tell us stories about the family and God...will always treasure...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: diana - stratford , CT - cousin

“May she rest in peace lots of love to the family God Bless ”
13 of 21 | Posted by: Edwin Huertas - Trumbull, CT

“Mi mas sentido pesame que el senor les de mucha fuerza y fortaleza a toda la familia y que el amor de Dios y la virjencita Maria este con todos ...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Maria flores - stratford, CT

“Ceci, I pay tribute to the beautiful person that you were. Your effervescent smile warmed our hearts. A heart that was bigger than life. Your...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Lina - Norwalk, CT

“May you rest in peace, Cecilia. Now you are serving the Lord in heaven. My condolences to Marina, and the rest of her family. My thoughts and prayers...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Ana Jusino - Stratford , CT

“My condolescense to the daughters, grandchildren and all the family. Cecy was like no other as she tried to help people by serving in the jail, the...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Marina Rivera - Seffner, FL

“Our thoughts and prayers are going out to your family. ”
18 of 21 | Posted by: The Roses - Tampa, FL - Family

“It was so sad to hear of Cecy passing. We send our love to all the family and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love from Junior...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Luis Lugo Jr - Norwalk, CT

“Ivonn & Susie So sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers to you. ”
20 of 21 | Posted by: Susan Frederick - Tampa, FL

“My condolences to the family. ”
21 of 21 | Posted by: Luz M. Pagan - Bridgeport, CT


Cecilia Diaz entered into Heaven on December 23, 2012.
Cecilia Diaz was born February 1, 1937 in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, son of Antonio and Herminia Vargas. At the age of seventeen she moved to Connecticut and lived with her Aunt Guillermina Lugo . After receiving her GED in Connecticut she became ateacher's aide. Cecilia was very active in the St. Joseph Catholic Church and traveled on several mission trips. While in Connecticut she was a part of a few organizations. She was an officer of the Puerto Rican Day Parade of Norwalk, CT; she was involved in the Marriage Encounter Program and the Cursillos de Cristianidad. Cecilia moved to Tampa, FL with her family and continued her service to the community and the church. She attended the Encarnacion Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. She would often go to the prison and hold bible studies with the inmates and volunteer at St. Vincent the Paul. She continued teaching at Woodbridge Elementary until she retired.
In Puerto Rico Cecilia met Oscar Diaz. Oscar told Cecilia that he would marry her one day and so he did in 1960 in Norwalk, CT. To that union were four beautiful daughters Ivonn Vera, Arline Diaz, Maribel Diaz Vargas, and Susie (Cecilia) Diaz. To her family, Cecilia Diaz was a loving, generous, and kind-hearted person. She lived for Jesus Christ and for her family. She believed in forgiveness and the power of prayer. On December 23, 2012, Cecilia went into peace after a fatal car accident. Her beautiful smile, infectious laugh and loving heart will always be remembered. She is survived by her brothers and sister Antonio Vargas Jr., Maria Rodriguez, and David Vargas; her daughters Ivonn Vera, Arline Diaz, Maribel Diaz Vargas, Susie (Cecilia) Diaz; her grandchildren William Esquilin, Jennifer Esquilin, Angel Vera III, Fitzgerald Scott II, Domonique Scott, Jovanna York, Jhamal Scott, Jhamile Scott, Yasmine Vera, Jacqueline Diaz, Jalissa York, and Oscar Diaz; her eight great-grandchildren and expecting Messiah Angel in May 2013, and her beloved dog Linda.