VELAZQUEZ Herminia of Boston’s South End formerly of Bronx, NY., passed away on January 8, 2020. Devoted mother of Edna Ocasio and her husband Daniel of Boston, and the late Jose Rodriguez and Nelson Garcia. Loving grandmother of Ali Giuliani, Arielle Ocasio, and Javon Garcia. Great-grandmother of Nicolas Giuliani, and Huxley Ocasio. Dear sister of Lucy Garcia of Maryland. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Herminia was born in Maunabo, Puerto Rico and moved to New York in 1946. She was a lifelong resident of New York City where she worked as a seamstress and raised a family as a widow. Later in life she moved to Boston to be closer to family.
Visiting hours will be held at the P.E. Murray - F.J. Higgins, George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home 2000 Centre St. West Roxbury on Tuesday, January 14th from 4-7pm. A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday, January 15th at 1pm. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.