Monserrate Latorre

Monserrate Latorre (Rodriguez)

Thursday, September 8th, 1921 - Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
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Monserrate Antonia Rodriguez Segara Latorre, born in Lajas Puerto Rico on September 08, 1921 of the late Antonio Rodriguez & Delores Segara Rodriguez.

Monsi, Our sweet loving caring Mother, passed away peacefully at the beautiful age of 98 on September 24, 2019 at 5:27 am at Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home, Stratford CT with her children, Lillie Latorre Watkins, Daisy Amelia Latorre Gmitter & Harry Emilio Latorre by her side.

Monsi traveled to America in 1947 where she met this handsome man Pablo Emilio Latorre, they married on September 25, 1948 in Brooklyn New York. Pablo passed away on September 10, 1976. They lived in Brooklyn where their to Beautiful daughters were born on Barry St. They moved in 1956 to Chicago IL then settled in Bridgeport CT in 1957 where their handsome son was born. Monsi work as a seamstress in Stratford CT until her retirement in 1977. She lived at the Barnum House Apartments in Fairfield Ave for 40 years until 2015. Life long member of St Augustine Parish on Washington Ave.

Monsi is survived by Lillie Latorre Watkins her husband George Watkins. Daisy Amelia Latorre Gmitter, Late Husband Frank Gmitter. Harry Emilio Latorre & Leonor Latorre Reales, Grandchildren: aka… Wella’s beautiful grand-babies! Tiffany Alexandra Watkins “Princess:, Fiancé Michael Burton of Las Vegas NV, Zachary Andrew Watkins Fiancé Stephine Williams of Bedford TX, Joy Ann Watkins Hume Husband Neil Hume of Highland Park NJ, Quincy Darnel Watkins of Irving Texas, Erik Francis Gmitter of Hamden CT, Dillon Nicholas Gmitter of Naugatuck CT, Rey Jose Latorre Reales of Bonita Springs FL. Great Grand Children: Quincy Watkins Jr, Jaylen Watkins, Isaiah Nelson, Rebecca Hume, Andrew Hume & Kaliyah Watkins, Granddog Charlie Emilio Latorre who visited her biweekly giving her and the residents of the second floor much joy.

Calling hours for Monsi will be held at the Commerce Hill Funeral Home 4798 Main St, Bridgeport CT 06606 on Monday, September, 30, 2019 from 8:30 am to 9:30 am. with a Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at St Augustine Cathedral 399 Washington Ave, Bridgeport CT 06604 at 10:00am with Interment at Mountain Grove Cemetery 215 Dewey St, Bridgeport CT 06605.

In lieu of Flowers Donations can be made to the Lord Chamberlain Nursing Home Second Floor Resident Care. We are grateful for the care & love bestowed upon Monsi, aka… Mama for last 4 years. We hope to build a Family Comfort Room for families to gather when private comfort is most needed. Personal Thank You to Bridgeport Hospice Care for providing Monsi’s end of life comforts.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 8:30am - 9:30am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
    Commerce Hill Funeral Home
    4798 Main St.
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606
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  • Service

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, September 30th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Augustine's Cathedral
    359 Washington Avenue
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
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  • Interment

    Monday, September 30th, 2019 |
    Monday, September 30th, 2019
    Mountain Grove Cemetery
    2675 North Ave
    Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
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Donations are being accepted for: Lord Chamberlain.


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Paul and Judy Beliveau

Posted at 12:08pm
Thinking of you Daisy, and all the Latorre Family at this time of Loss. Thought and Prayers to You All. Love, Paul and Judy Beliveau
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Rhonda Dunlap

Posted at 11:55am
You are so very loved Mami. Say hello to my Mom and Dad In Heaven.
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Marcia Sigman

Posted at 09:40am
Our deepest condolences. May God hold you all close and give you strength. Rest In Peace In God’s loving arms Monsi.
Love Brian and Marcia Sigman and family

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