Librada Lopez

March 25, 1925February 6, 2019

Librada (Cruz) Lopez, 93, of Hartford, beloved wife of the late Manuel Lopez, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. Born in Cidra, Puerto Rico on March 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Inocencio and Petronila (Gonzalez) Cruz. Librada was known in Charter Oak Terrace, where she used to live, as the caregiver for the whole neighborhood. She would always babysit for the kids. Raising her family was her greatest joy and she will be forever missed by her five children, Victor Manuel “Manny” Lopez and wife Irma of Cape Cod, MA, Angelo Peter “Pete” Lopez of Manchester, Ramon “Ray” Lopez and wife Susie of West Hartford, Rosa Fontanez of Lowell, MA and Aida Lopez of West Hartford; adored grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Victor Jr., Stephanie, Raymond, Jessica, Mildred, Evelyn, Maria, Aida and Linda and her cherished great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. She was sadly predeceased by her beloved grandson, Ramon Lopez, Jr. and her son-in-law, Raymond Fontanez along with all of her siblings. Special thanks to Librada’s three granddaughters, Maria(with whom she made her home with) along with Aida and Linda. These woman devoted so much of their time to Librada's care for many years. Calling hours will be Monday (February 11) from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. followed by Words of Remembrance at 12:00 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Blvd., Wethersfield. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. To share a memory of Librada with her family, please visit


  • Calling Hours Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Words of Remembrance Monday, February 11, 2019

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Liset Warrick

February 11, 2019

My condolences to the family!! Grandma was the most beautiful woman always caring for everyone!! RIP you will be missed so much and thank you for the wonderful COT memories and my coffee ☕️ you will always be loved Abuela ❤️ Blessings always to Maria, Aida, Linda and the entire family 🙏🏽😘

Diane Rodriguez

February 10, 2019

Librada Lopez was my sister's mother in law. I did not know her very well, but I remember she was a very sweet woman who always greeted me with a smile. She attended many family functions and loved her entire family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. RIP Librada Lopez.

Marisa Baggiero

February 10, 2019

I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all of Mrs Lopez's immediate family and her extended family. Her family really knew her well and what made her the happiest in life. That was taking care of her family and looking out for all the other children in Charter Oak Terrace. It took a village to raise the children and Mrs. Librada Lopez was one of the most influential Matriarch's in the village. Her wisdom will live on forever. May she rest in peace.

My condolences
Marisa Baggiero

Steven Knotts

February 8, 2019

Sorry for the loss of Senora Lopez to all who have known her and Loved her.
She certainly was the “Mom of the Terrace”.
Everyone was very welcome as long as they didn’t mess with the coverings on the living room furniture. I was afraid to go in there with dirt on my shoes or clothes. I remember always checking not only once, but twice!
She is certainly in the hands of God.
To her entire family I wish my sincerest condolence. Steve Knotts

Iris Mendez

February 8, 2019

My condolences to the fam may she RIP
I remember going to her house from Boston
When my uncle use to go with the girls and rosa we was so young but had a great time at her home I will never forget those memories
And the love she had for my uncle was so real
She was a blessing

Alice Baccari

February 8, 2019

Sorry for your loss Ray. My prayers are with you and your family.

Mildred Astacio (Ortiz)

February 7, 2019

Sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace with all the angels in the sky. Prayers to the family and loved ones. She will be remembered by many and god will keep her safe. 🙏🙏🙏