Cesar A. Soto, age 71, of Meriden, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, June 4, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He is survived by his long time companion of 45 years, Mildred Rosado, his daughters, Erika and Maribel Soto, sons, Edwin Munoz (Stacey), Adrian Soto (Maria Rivera), Cesar Soto Jr. (Marisol), Jose Soto (Shatina Valdez), Angel Guerra, and Gabriel and Robert Soto, and godchildren Leticia Guerra and Bismark Guerra Jr. He is also survived by many brothers and sisters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Cesar was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on August 21, 1945. For many years he worked for Cousins Restaurant and Eyelet Specialty Manufacturing, both in Wallingford, but his true passion was cars, having recently worked as an auto body technician in Meriden. Above all else he loved spending time with his growing family, who will all greatly miss him. Friends are invited to visit with Cesar’s family on Saturday, June 10 from 10am-12pm in the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. A service celebrating his life will be held following the calling hours at 12pm. Interment will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

View current weather.

Memories Timeline

View the Timeline

Guestbook

  1. May you rest in peace Cesar I’ll never forget you thank you for everything you tought me I’ma miss you

  2. My father was my best friend the most amazing person you’d have the pleasure of meeting, I miss him terribly! Rest in paradise papi

  3. Our condolences from our family to yours. May you find strength in this difficult time. He is resting in peace. Hugs and Kisses.

  4. Cesar repaired my cars many times. I was introduced to him by my brother. He was so very kind and a genuine good guy. May he rest in eternal peace and may condolences to his family.

  5. I work at Eyelet With Cesar for many years.He was always helpful to everyone.I will always be thankful to this wonderful man for saving my hand from a lot of damage while it was pinch in a machine.While engineering people discuss how to get my hand Caesar walk by saw me crying push his way through the crowd and in one second release my hand from the machine.Always a gentleman to every one.Rest In Peace.Sending prayers to the family.

  6. My deepest & heart felt condolences to Cesar A. Soto’s dearest family as well as extend family & close friends. I remember Cesar since the 70′. My mom may she Rest In Peace as well work together with Cesar at Eye Lit Specialty Manufacturing in Wallingford. Back then he had a little more hair too. Lol! He was always nice & ready to help someone out that was in need of help. Always giving advice & reprimanding one of the kids on the block. ( Maple Ave. ) If he knew your parents, boy you was going to get an ear full. The passion he had in working on cars was like gold to him as he stood back looking & admiring his work. I could go on, but then I’ll be writing a novel. He’s going to be miss, but not forgotten that’s for sure. Cesar may your arrival to heaven be as amazing & as spectacular as you lived he here in earth!! May Jesus be with everyone who loves him understanding, comfort, support, & love that you will all need at this time & always.

    Sincerely, Cindy Batista ( Gonzalez )

  7. Our condolences go out to the family I am sorry for your loss he was a very nice person I remembered him from Meriden bee him thru a friend always nice may he ( R.I.P. ) another Angel in heaven

    God Bless

  8. Thank you so much Lydia just validates what an amazing man I knew my father always was!!! I appreciate you sharing this!!!!!!

  9. Your very welcome, honey… I know what your family is going through. We loss my mom to cancer 10 years ago… My heart goes out to you…

  10. Lamento mucho tu perdida. Es en momentos como estos que podemos buscar a Dios, para el consuelo. Nos consuela saber que Dios nos da esperanza para los que han muerto. Observe lo que un escritor de la Biblia dijo: .Tengo esperanza hacia Dios … que sera una resurreccion de justos. (Hechos 24:15). ¡Te mantendre a ti ya tu familia en mis oraciones!

  11. Erika, I was in CT a couple of months ago. Happened to pick up an old newspaper. The face is familar of Cesar. Did he work at Star Barber Shop in Newark, N.J. I worked across the street in the office bldg. I would go and get a hair cut from him. Hope that he didn’t suffer. He was a very caring and kind person. So sorry for your loss.

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle

Sign the Guestbook