Roxbury - Rafael A. Velazquez, 55, departed this life on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at Boston Medical Center surrounded by his family and Friends. Rafael was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico on November 12th, 1963 to his parents Efrain Velazquez and Aida Rosado. Rafael was predeceased by his parents. Rafael Studied at La Universidad de la Vida where he received a Bachelors degree in Social Service. Rafael was a former Case Manager at Arizona Department Of Health Services he also was part of The Vinfen Organization team, a Human specialist at Boston Medical Center. Rafael had a passion for dance. He studied Salsa at Escuela Superior de Agustin Stahl. He dance for many years and was part of the group " Salsa Con Clase " as instructor and manager. Rafael was loved by his family. he leaves to cherish his memories, A Brother Efrain Velazquez of Washington, 2 Sisters; Ivonne Velazquez of AZ. and Mayra Velazquez of P.R., Jorge and Mari Colon, and his Salsa Con Clase family and friends. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 from 6:00 pm 8:00 pm at Puerta Del Cielo® Funeral Home 730 State Street Springfield, MA 01109. Disposition will be at the convenience of the family. The family is asking in lieu of flowers to make donations to Casa Esperanza 302 Eustis street Roxbury Ma 02119.
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