WATERBURY – Francisco Melendez age 74 of Waterbury passed away peacefully on Wednesday
June 14, 2017 at Saint Mary’s Hospital. He was the widower of Candida Melendez.
Francisco was born March 3, 1943 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Victor and Anna
(Santos) Melendez. Francisco moved to Connecticut and began working for Fleisher Finishing Co.,
where he met the love of his life, the late Candida. He enjoyed watching sports, and was a diehard
Mets fan. In his younger days, he also enjoyed spending time gardening and doing home
improvement, but was always happiest while spending time with his family. He was a parishioner of
the First Assembly of God Church in Waterbury.
Among his survivors are his sons Angel Cuevas and wife Danielle, Richard Cuevas and wife Christina
of FL, daughters Delia and Kristie Melendez of Waterbury, his grandchildren Sheena M. Pegan, Jalisa
D. Cuevas, and Rebecca V. Jackson, Jacob A. Rodriguez, Isabella G. Cuevas, Christian Salgado, Alexa
Salgado, and Gabriel L. Cuevas. He is also survived by his siblings William Melendez, Juana Jimenez,
Gloria Muniz, Julio Melendez, Victor Melendez, and Rosa Melendez.
Funeral Services for Mr. Melendez will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:00am at Casey’s
Eastside Memorial Funeral Home 1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd. Waterbury, CT 06705. Burial
will follow in Calvary Cemetery Waterbury. Relatives and friends may visit with Francisco’s family at
the funeral home on Monday morning from 9:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am. To extend on-line expressions of sympathy to the family or for additional information, kindly visit the funeral home website at :www.eastsidememorial.co