Madeline "Mita" Hernandez

February 8, 1969May 13, 2019

Madeline “Mita” Hernandez, age 50, wife of Francisco Velez, from East Hartford passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 13 at her home. Madeline was born February 8, 1969 in Hartford to parents Pedro Hernandez and Marta Rodriguez. She was the eldest granddaughter to her late grandmother Martina Rodriguez. She was a loving big sister who loved and protected her younger sisters, brothers and cousins. She was a phenomenal aunt to her nieces and nephews who she spoiled and cared for them as if they were her own. She worked at Phoenix for over 25 years. Her great sense of humor and caring personality will be missed. In addition to her husband Francisco, she is survived and will be dearly missed by parents Pedro and Marta, Sister Judy Lopez and husband Justice, brother Freddy Tirado, sister Heather Hernandez, nieces and nephews Justis, Jaylene and Jakob Lopez, Kristyn and Trey Tirado, aunts, uncles, ALL her cousins and dear friends. Visitation hours will be Friday, May 24th, 2019, from 4-8pm at Newkirk and Whitney Funeral Home, 318 Burnside Ave, East Hartford. Services will begin at the funeral home on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10am. Burial will follow immediately in Silver Lane Cemetery.


  • Martina Rodriguez, Grandmother
  • Pedro Hernandez and Marta Rodriguez, Parents
  • Francisco Velez, Husband
  • Judy Lopez and husband Justice, Sister
  • Freddy Tirado, Brother
  • Heather Hernandez, Sister
  • Justis, Jaylene and Jakob Lopez, Kristyn and Trey Tirado, Nieces and Nephews


  • Calling Hours Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 25, 2019


Madeline "Mita" Hernandez

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Barbara Matthews

May 24, 2019

Madeline, rest in peace sweetheart. It's been a joy and a pleasure knowing you. We started off as co-workers, you then became my Supervisor and then friends. You was always there to talk to and to make me laugh. I am going to miss you so much.

Nexsa chip Matos

May 24, 2019

Dynamic Girls For Life
Constantly thinking,
never to be the same.
The tears fall quickly
just hearing your name.

RIP baby you will be missed you forever be in my heart my sister 😢

Essence Perry

May 24, 2019

Madeline, you will be missed so much. We started off as coworkers but eventually became close friends. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Rest in Heaven my Aquarius friend! Gone too soon but never forgotten!

Laly Luhrs

May 21, 2019

Madeline you were a kind and gentle soul. I use to love the stories you share of your nieces and nephews accomplishments. You left us too early. Prayers go out to your family and may you Rest In Peace.

Linda-Jean Shevock

May 21, 2019

Madeline, was a sweet, kind, loving person who left this world way to early! I will miss her very much . She will now share her sweet, loving heart with all the others that left us too soon. Love you Madeline ♥️

Dee Bakos

May 16, 2019

Madeline you were a good person with a gentle soul. I was lucky to have known you. You left way too soon, but Heaven has gained such a good person. Rest In Peace my friend.

Barri Fox

May 16, 2019

Madeline was one of the nicest people that I have ever known. When I hired her at Phoenix, she was such a blessing and an asset for the company. She was a true and genuine friend. I will miss her very much. Rest In Peace my dear friend. ❤️😔❤️