Obituary: Tanya (Irizarry) Francisquine


NAUGATUCK — Tanya (Irizarry) Francisquine, 40, of 168 Maple St., Naugatuck, passed away on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at St. Mary’s Hospital. Tanya was loving wife of Raymond and devoted mother to Jenny, Jazmin, and Jayson.

Tanya was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 1, 1971, a daughter of the late Israel and Jennie Irizarry. She lived in Naugatuck for the past five years and worked as a technician at Nelson’s Pharmacy.

In addition to her children, Tanya leaves behind a brother, Matthew Irizarry of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four aunts including Judy Polhemus, Carmen and Janice Irizarry and Norma Resto as well as many grandchildren, cousins, and a large extended family, which includes Sandra Irizarry.

A special mention goes to Erica Strode who was her “rock” throughout and the ongoing support of her extended family at Nelson’s Pharmacy.

Calling hours are at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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