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Carlos Maldonado
September 16, 2022


Carlos Maldonado, 76, of Lowell, passed away after a period of declining health on Friday, September 16, 2022 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center. He was the husband of Olivia (Baez) Maldonado, with whom he celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary in March.

He was born on April 2, 1946 in Comerio, Puerto Rico, he was a son of the late Candido Maldonado and the late Tomasa ConcepciĆ³n de Maldonado. He grew up and was educated in Puerto Rico. He relocated to Lowell in the late 60's, where he met and married his wife Olivia in 1970, and they started their family.

One of his first jobs in Massachusetts, and something he enjoyed doing was working for a butcher as a meat cutter in Boston. Later he worked in various manufacturing facilities, most recently for Vicor, where he retired in 2002. He had a true passion for softball, he played on several teams in the Lowell area, mostly at Roberto Clemente Park. He played the position of Pitcher, and was affectionately known as "Rompe Tobillo". He loved playing pool with family and friends and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. He was always keeping an eye on the Puerto Rican news and weather, as it was his way of feeling closer to his family back home. Family was very important to him, above all spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren is what he cherished the most.

He is survived by his three children, Carlos E. Maldonado and his partner Judy Mendonca of North Billerica, Luis R. Maldonado and his partner April Underwood of Lowell, and Samantha Maldonado of Lowell; his grandchildren Katrina Maldonado and Alexander Underwood; his siblings Cruz Maria "Cita" Maldonado, Lydia Maldonado, Teresa Maldonado, Saturno "Guiro" Maldonado. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was the brother of the late Maximino Maldonado, Roberto Maldonado, Francisca Vazques, Candida Mercado, Enrique Maldonado.

You are invited to his calling hours from 9 am until 11:30 am on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the McDonough Funeral Home, 14 Highland Street, Lowell, MA. 978-458-6816.

Procession to the Immaculate Conception Church for his funeral mass at 12:30 p.m. will follow his calling hours. Burial in the Lowell Cemetery.

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The McDonough Funeral Home
14 Highland Street
Lowell, MA 01852