Joel Gonzalez- Vega

March 17, 1990November 18, 2011

Joel Gonzalez-Vega, 21, of Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 18, 2011. He was born on March 17, 1990 in Puerto Rico to Pedro Gonzalez and Rosa Vega. Joel attended Job Core in Hartford. He was devoted to his family. He had a gift for making others laugh with his silly sense of humor. He will be most remembered for his constant smile and cheerful demeanor. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. In addition to Joel’s parents, he is survived by his brothers, Pedro Gonzalez and Warner Crosby; his sisters, Lydia Gonzalez and Kara Crosby; his grandparents, Carmen and Bernard Thomas; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and many dear friends. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 10:00am at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave., East Hartford, CT 06108, friends are welcome to gather at 9:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are on Friday, November 24, 2011, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joel’s memory may be made to: Hartford Job Corps Center: Student Benefit Fund, 100 William Shorty Campbell Street, Hartford, CT 06106 To leave an online condolence or visit Joel’s online tribute, please visit www.newkirkandwhitney.


  • Visitation Friday, November 25, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 26, 2011

Joel Gonzalez- Vega

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November 18, 2012

Hi Joel is me your grandmother Ella, love you so much, missing you every day of my live. Joel my heart is you. R.I.P.

March 24, 2012

Hi Joel is me your grandma I miss you so much, Your graduation was wonderful, I am so proud of you, Missing you, is hard to let go
Love Ella


March 22, 2012

joel u will be forever missed and loved and never forgotten i love you joel

pedro gonzalez

March 2, 2012

i really dont know what to say or do now all i know is that i miss u like crazy i wish you were here bro i need my right hand man with me i love you and i promise that my kids will know who there uncle was love you lil bro forever bro 1

January 27, 2012

I can not put words together to say how much I miss and love you
Ella N Papa

lydia gonzalez

January 26, 2012

i miss you so much joel everytime i lose my eyes i see your smiling face i miss and love you and everything that im doing is for you my big brother dam im still in shock my bro bro is gone love you soooooo mucho love your sister lydia

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas,I love you so much
grandmom/mom Ella


December 24, 2011

I mis U , but U will always be whit me. Merry Christmas. U have the best gift of all ur whit the father, and it don't get any better than that. LV U,fr granddad.


December 23, 2011

I miss you so much.. May you rest in peace. Love u always n forever. You will always be in my heart <3 RIP Joel

December 9, 2011

Joel I'm missing U more and more ecah day, And I know only God can heal the pain that is in my heart.