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Modesto Ortiz

Modesto C. Ortiz

Sunday, May 27th, 1945 - Wednesday, April 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Modesto C. Ortiz, 74, of Enfield, CT beloved father of Nancy, Nelson, and Elizabeth Ortiz passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.
Born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on May 27, 1945. He was the son of the late Jesús Ortiz and Fermina Cintron and the beloved husband of the late Georgina Ortiz. He was a resident of Enfield for the past 57 years. When he arrived from Puerto Rico, he worked farming tobacco, as well as the Mountain Laurel Restaurant. He then was employed by the Town of Enfield, Department of Public Works for over 40 years, as well as, a chef at the Somers Inn Restaurant. He retired in 2008 and dedicated his free time volunteering at food shelf before returning to the workforce to work for Diana’s Bakery where he worked for the past 10 years.
He loved to cook, tend to his flowers, and spend time with the family.
Modesto was a parishioner of St. Patricks’ Church.
Besides his three children, he is survived by, four grandchildren Samuel, Gabriella, Nicolás and Joél; four great grandchildren Gianella, Armani, Gemina and Merlin and son-in-law, José Olmeda. He will be dearly missed by an extensive family and friends.
Due to the current public health crisis, a private funeral will take place on Monday, April 13, 2020 with a memorial service to be held at a future date. Any donations may be made in his memory to the Enfield Food Shelf or Enfield Fishes and Loaves.
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George Doody

Posted at 11:00am
Our deepest sympathies to your family. My husband George Has many memories working for the town of Enfield with your dad. He was an outstanding worker. Rest In Peace.
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Rosa Ortiz- Correa

Posted at 02:06am
I was about 5 yrs old, this is when my uncle worked for the town so about 39 yrs ago. The best part of recess @ Nathan Hale School was seeing the yellow park & rec truck in the field. I knew my uncle was there. I'd run up and give him sucj a big hug & kiss. And he would look at me with his big smile. That was the highlight of my day at that age. He was always so kind and big hearted. God Bless and be at peace and rest along side your beloved wife.

Fernando Ortiz

Posted at 10:46am
My uncle was a great man would give the shirt off his back and wouldn't ask for anything in return. He was one
person im my life to show me that i could do more. i may not have been the greatest son father nephew but
i all ways did one thing he asked me to do just check in once and a while on my little cousin Sammy and gab
i love you and will miss you
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Almodovar Family

Posted at 10:05pm
He was a kind wonderful soul. Our prayers go out to the family. He will be miss
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Linda Nolan

Posted at 09:51pm
Modesto and I were neighbors. His grandchildren played with my children. Modesto was a kind an friendly neighbor and I always enjoyed talking with him. God bless him.
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