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Newcomer's Noland Road Chapel

509 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO

OBITUARY

Trinidad "Trini" Velasquez

May 22, 1932November 21, 2019
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Trinidad “Trini” Velasquez Trini loved her Lord. She served as a Sister of Humility of Mary in Ottumwa, Iowa for 20 years. Trini also was an elementary school teacher and taught in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Topeka, Kansas. She served her parish at St Matthews of Topeka, KS as a parish council member, catechist, lectern, and Eucharistic Minister. She served at Christ the King and Sacred Heart schools as a school counselor in Topeka, KS. Trini was a member of the Altar Rosary Society and served as lectern and Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order. Trini was an Oblate of the Benedictine Order and an Associate of the Sisters of Humility of Mary. She was a member of the Kansas Association of School Social Workers.

Trini graduated from Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa in May 1949. . In 1956 Trini joined the Heights Convent of Humility in Ottumwa, Iowa and took the name of Sister Mary Lucinda Munõz. Trini earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Mary Crest College in Davenport, Iowa on May 28th, 1967. Trini graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Trini is preceded in death by her first husband, Zachary Perez in 2002 and her brother Victor Munõz.

Trini is survived by husband Frank Velasquez Independence, MO, son Francisco “Poncho” Perez Lawrence, KS., stepson Zack Gerard Perez of Topeka, Ks. Trini is survived by 6 stepchildren; Steve Velasquez of Blue Springs, MO, Rita Wright and husband Joe of Lawson, MO, Kathy Sitton and husband Rick, Independence, MO, Sal Velasquez of Overland Park, KS, Tony Velasquez and wife Leah of Lee’s Summit, MO and Frances Benkovich and husband Mark of Kansas City, MO. Also survived by 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Thomas Munõz of Des Moines, Paul Joseph Munõz and wife Colleen of Anchorage, Ak, Sister Irene of Munõz, Ottumwa, IA, Sister Molly Munõz of Denver CO and Virgie Munõz of Denver, CO.]

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Rosary Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 26, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Lillian Ruff

November 26, 2019

I live next door to Trini. She and I had lots of conversations in our backyards. I'm going to really miss her. She was such a sweet person.

Phillip Munoz

November 26, 2019

Sorry, we can not be there in person but know that our Love and prayers are with you. We will miss Trini's smiling face. Card of Condolences on the way God bless you.

Maddy Jackson

November 25, 2019

Trini was such a sweet soul. It’s been over 20 years since I’ve seen her, but she’ll always have a special place in my heart. She opened her heart and her home to me on many occasions. My heart breaks for you, Cisco, but I know she’s with our Father in heaven.

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