SOUTHINGTON — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Miguel A. Ocasio of Southington, Conn., at Midstate Medical Center on Nov. 25, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones.
Mr. Ocasio was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Aug. 23, 1960, to Miguel F. Ocasio-Martinez and Aida Ocasio-Rosado. Miguel could accomplish anything he set his mind to do. He accomplished his goal of attaining his master’s of social work degree. He went on to work with Catholic Charities as a clinical social worker in the New Britain community until his retirement. He enjoyed dancing, salsa, spending time with his family and playing with his grandchildren.
Miguel is survived by his parents, Miguel and Aida Ocasio, his wife, Carmen Denise Ocasio, his children, Edwin Ocasio (Elizabeth), Nadine Ocasio-Parker, Abigail Ocasio-Casas (Carlos) Elizabeth Array, Francesca Ocasio (Henry), Erica Ocasio-Perhay (Andrew) and Herb Batista. Miguel also leaves behind 15 granddaughters, one grandson, one great granddaughter. nephews and nieces. He is also survived by sisters Lillian Timothy (Scott) and Elizabeth Martinez (Victor); brothers Jose and Richard Ocasio and his mother-in-law Carmen Santiago. He was loved by many cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters and brothers-in-law and honorary children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Tomasa Vega-Martinez and Julio Ocasio, Emilio Rosado and Elena Luna-Rosado, and one grandson Sidney M. Parker IV.
Funeral services for Mr Ocasio will be held on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1987 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06705. Burial will be held at the convenience of his family. Relatives and friends may participate in a walk-through visitation at the funeral home on Saturday from 4 p.m. until the service at 6 p.m. All guidelines in effect concerning COVID 19 will be strictly enforced. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 28.
To honor Miguel’s memory donations to Living Faith Christian Church, 69 Prospect Road, Waterbury, CT 06708, would be greatly appreciated.
Memories endure only if you share them, so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Carey family on Robert’s tribute page at eastsidememorial.com.