Lorenzo Nieves Cruz

Lorenzo "Charlie" Nieves Cruz

Friday, September 5th, 1947 - Sunday, July 5th, 2020
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City of Waterbury, Retiree

WATERBURY – Mr. Lorenzo “Charlie” Nieves - Cruz age 72 of Waterbury passed away unexpectedly on Sunday July 5, 2020 at St. Marys Hospital. He was the devoted husband of Zoraida (Ayala) Cruz

Charlie was born on September 5, 1947 in Caguas Puerto Rico the son of the late Celestino and Maxamina Cruz. After his formal schooling, Charlie was employed by the Louis Frey Co in the Twin Towers of New York City as a graphic designer. After moving to Waterbury he was employed for the City of Waterbury and was responsible for the city print and design office in City Hall. Charlie was very active in the community and was a friendly face at City Hall. He had many friends, a great outlook on life and lived each and every day to its fullest. His greatest joy in life was his family with whom he shared many enjoyable times. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

Left to honor his memory and cherish his love and legacy besides his wife Zoraida are his children, son, Charlie Nieves Jr and his partner, Christina Stavrakis of Waterbury, his daughters; Jeanette Nieves Ayala and her husband Milton of Bridgeport and Carmen LaGreca and her husband Robert of Cheyenne WY. He also leaves his sister, Isabella Quadrato and his brother, Cheo Nieves. Charlie and Zoraida were blessed with seven grandchildren; Agustin, Charlie, Jose, Sasha Marie, Imalay, Nicholas and Carlymarie as well as 4 great grandchildren; Sophie, Zoe, Gavin and Allexander.

Funeral services for Mr. Nieves-Cruz will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 when a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at All Saints - Todos Los Santos @ the Shrine of St. Anne at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Family and friends may visit with Charlie’s family on Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 7:00 p.m. at Casey’s Eastside Memorial, 1987 East Main St Waterbury. State regulations currently in effect regarding COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly enforced at all public events. Memories endure only if you share them so you are encouraged to leave a condolence, words of comfort or a personal memory with the Nieves-Cruz family on Charlie’s tribute page at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Casey's Eastside Memorial Funeral Home & Tribute Center
    1987 East Main St @ Southmayd Rd
    For Gps Use 40 Soutmayd Rd.
    WATERBURY, CT 06705
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Thursday, July 9th, 2020 10:30am
    All Saints/Todos los Santos Parish
    515 South Main St
    WATERBURY, CT 06706
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  • Interment

    Calvary Cemetery
    2324 East Main St
    Waterbury, CT, CT 06705
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Cynthia Whalen

Posted at 01:51pm
I am with a heavy heart as find out about this sad news. Papi was always good to me and always was a joy to be around. My heart goes out to his wife Zoraida. Her love for him was unconditional and his children were all daddy's girls and boy. I pray for them and hope they can find peace and happiness in all the beautiful memories they shared together. To Charlie Jr (the 1st) I'm so very sorry
I know how close you and your dad were. My heart aches for you. ❤💋🥰🙏 Love Always Cindy

Maria Hernndez(Mita)

Posted at 03:33pm
Un amigo incondicional,nunca tena un no siempre estaba para quien lo necesitara te recordaremos con mucho amor familia Rodrguez -Hernandez
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Linda Piche

Posted at 06:51pm
I am very saddened to see that Charlie has passed away. I worked with him at the City and he was a Wonderful man. He always had a smile and kind word. My condolences to his entire family. With sympathy, Linda Piche

Jose, Sarah, and Gavin

Posted at 12:29pm
We miss you so much Abuelo. You will always be in our hearts forever and always.
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Pat Marciano

Posted at 11:00am
I worked with Charlie in City Hall for many years. He was a kind and caring person. Always had a smile on his face! May he Rest In Peace! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!🙏❤️

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