Candace Michael Acevedo

May 16, 1949May 11, 2018

Candace “Candy” Michael Acevedo May 16, 1949 - May 11, 2018 Candy Acevedo passed peacefully at home on the morning of May 11th, 2018 surrounded by friends and family. Candy bravely fought an almost two year-long battle with cancer. While many will argue that her motivation was extra time with friends and family, we know she was waiting for the reboots of Will & Grace and Roseanne. Born in Glen Cove, NY, Candy moved to Puerto Rico at a young age. 25+ years on the island gave her fluency for the language, a tolerance for Don Q rum, and the ability to tan like an islander. In fact, she was considered Puerto Rican by proxy when she made Texas her home during her mid-thirties. In 2014, she was promoted from her lifelong career as a Corporate Travel Agent to a full time role as best friend and super Nana to grandson Julian Aldana (9) and granddaughter Mia Aldana (2). We are told that this was the highlight of her career. While on this earth, some of her favorite pastimes included bargain shopping, buying in bulk, and providing unsolicited advice to anyone that would listen on how to clean virtually anything using only vinegar and baking soda. Arriving casually late (Acevedo early) to a family dinner in the afterlife, she joins her father, Jules ‘Mike’ Michael, mother, Kathryn “Kitty” Michael, and brother, Donald ‘Don’ Michael. Candy is survived by her greatest accomplishments, her favorite oldest daughter, Chanti Aldana, son-in-law, Adrian Aldana, her favorite youngest daughter, Carla Acevedo-Michael, and bonus son, Jose Acevedo. Honoring her very specific wishes, Candy’s life will be celebrated with a party as large as her heart to be held on Saturday, June 16th. In lieu of flowers, please strike up a conversation during every future cashier encounter, smile at complete strangers, and spread kindness and love like wildfire. If your condolences must cost you money, then please put them towards the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas (


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Terry Goins

May 14, 2018

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Chary Mangual

May 14, 2018

Smooches to a life well lived. Your mom has left a legacy of love, fun and beautiful memories for your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings always, Chary Mangual