Vicente Lopez


ANSONIA – Vicente Lopez, 87, of Ansonia, passed away peacefully, while surrounded by the love of his beloved family, on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, at Yale New Haven Hospital. Vicente was the devoted husband of Annette (Rios) Lopez for 17 wonderful years.

Born July 19, 1936 in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Cecilio Lopez and Amada Valasquez. Vicente was a friendly face in uniform for the students of Baruck College in New York while working as a security guard.

After retirement, he spent many hours perfecting his woodworking abilities making whatever projects came to his mind. Much to his family’s benefit, Vicente loved to cook. His creations were delicious. He also enjoyed watching boxing, fishing, feeding the birds and collecting model automobiles.

Being one of eight children, Vicente enjoyed lively phone conversations catching up on the day to day life of his family. Family was everything to Vicente. The past 17 years went by quickly for Annette and Vicente. Each moment is now a treasure. He leaves his family with many beautiful memories of time together.

Left to cherish his love and memory beside his wife Annette, Vicente is survived by his stepdaughters Annette Silva (Rashad Johnson) of Bridgeport, Sabrina Ruth Olavarria (Jose Fernandez) of New York; and stepson Milton Silva (Marina Neuo) of Massachusetts, and Joe Monroi; as well as 14 grandchildren. Vicente is also survived by his brother Luis Cecilio Valsquez and sister Mercedes Lopez Velasquez.

Vicente was predeceased by his daughter Sandra Lopez, and siblings Maria, Jesus, Victor, Venicia, and Jose Ramon Lopez Velasquez.

Friends and family were invited to visit with Vicente’s family on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Road, Prospect. Funeral service with military honors was to immediately follow at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting and caring for the Lopez family during this difficult time of grief. You are invited to share your words of comfort and support on Vicente’s Tribute Wall on this website: