OBITUARY

Raquel S. Hernandez Alvarez

January 23, 1942September 13, 2011

Raquel S. Alvarez, age 69, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away on September 13, 2011. She was born in Cuba and immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 with her late parents Felix and Virginia Hernandez.

Raquel grew up in Miami, Florida, graduating from Miami Senior High School where she met her husband of 50 years, Vicente. She is survived by: her husband; son Vicente Jr.; son John M. (wife Cory and grandchildren Alexis, Austin and Aubrey); daughter Alisa; and other loving family members. Raquel was a resident of Palm Beach Gardens since 1968, where she was involved in the early days of the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association, as both an officer and very supportive mother and fan. She was a founding member of St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, and worked as a secretary at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.

She was a wife, mother, grandmother and good friend to all that knew her.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Howard-Price Funeral Home, 754 U.S. Highway 1, North Palm Beach, where a prayer service will be held. A service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 17, at 10:00 am, followed by interment at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery in Royal Palm Beach, Florida. Those planning an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, may consider a contribution in memory of Raquel S. Alvarez to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33407.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 16, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 17, 2011
  • Interment Saturday, September 17, 2011
REMEMBERING

Raquel S. Hernandez Alvarez

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Amy Parille Garnett

October 6, 2011

I was so sad to hear this about Mrs. Alvarez. She was such a special person. I have so many memories of her and your entire family. PBG sports wouldn't have been the same without the Alvarez family. I am praying for you all during this difficult time.

Amy Parille Garnett

October 6, 2011

I was so sad to hear this about Mrs. Alvarez. She was such a special person. I have so many memories of her and your entire family. PBG sports just wouldn't have been the same without the Alvarez family. I pray for you all during this difficult time.

Annette Deering

October 5, 2011

Alisa and the Alvarez Family,

Your mom was a very special person whose smile lit up a room. It's time that she Rests in Peace now.

I think about you often and will pray for you, your dad and the rest of your family.

DeFilippo Family

October 2, 2011

Thinking of Raquel and praying for your famiy at this hard time. We have many fond memories of her.

Nancy Bettencourt

September 26, 2011

To the Alvarez Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy to you at this time. Mrs Alvarez was a pleasure to work with. May she Rest in Peace.

Marla Parille Cornelius

September 26, 2011

Dear Alvarez Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Mrs. Alvarez will be remembered for the devoted mother she was. Many fond memories of PBG rec. sports!

Nicole

September 25, 2011

Familia y amigos de Raquel,
Mi sentido pesame. Jehova le dara la paz.
Filipenses 4:6,7

September 25, 2011

Dear Vince and family,

My depest sympathy in your loss of Raquel. We go way back from the time our children played ball on all of the Palm Beach Gardens ballfields. Our Saturday's were spent all day at Plant Drive in the conscession stand.

Those are very good memories that will never be forgotten.

Annette Courtemanche

Molly McCann

September 24, 2011

Sorry to hear about mrs. Alvarez! I have many many happy memories from softball.

Laura Parille Powers

September 24, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fond memories of Mrs. Alvarez through the many years of playing sports with Alicia. She will be remembered for her smile, kindness and friendliness to all. She was such a supportive parent and friend to many.