Ernesto 'Nesto' Hernandez, 79, of Meriden, loving husband of 58 years to Angelita Muniz Hernandez, passed away on February 19, 2019 at Midstate Medical Center. He was born in Aguada, Puerto Rico on June 10, 1939 to the late Francisco and Maria Perez Hernandez. Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter Maritza Rivera, son Ernest 'Tito' Hernandez and his wife Jeannette, his grandchildren Jaleesa (Matthew Jones) Hernandez, Kevin and Brandon Hernandez, and Angelica Rivera. He also leaves his brothers Jose and Sergio Hernandez, and sisters Zaida Mejias, Ofelia Rodriguez, and Carmen Perez. He is predeceased by his brother Luis Hernandez. Ernesto worked as a machinist for Atlas Aero Corporation in Meriden for many years until his retirement. In his free time he was always a dependable handyman for his many friends and family. He will be truly missed by all who knew him, especially his granddogs Max, Ruby, Jet, Ranger, and Charlie. His family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the Critical Care Unit at Midstate Medical Center in Meriden. Friends are invited to visit with Ernesto's family on Friday, February 22 from 9am-12pm at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, Meriden. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1pm in St. Rose of Lima Church. Interment will be held privately at a later date at the convenience of his family. Memorial contributions in Ernesto's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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  1. I want to thank you for being in my life and Sammy’s life, you were always such a big part of it, I miss you and I know your are in a better place. I remember the last time I saw you I always made you laugh and drew a picture for you a smiley face on your white board, just to cheer you up. You are now with my Papi buddies again, I know deep in my heart I now have 2 very important Angels to look out for me when I’m feeling blue. I love you!!! May You Rest In Peace

  2. Our heart goes out to the entire Hernandez’s family who have lost a good man who holds a huge heart . You will be GREATLY missed by all of us tio. I never imagine you would be leaving all of us . I will miss your smile, your jokes, you coming over to see papi , you helping papi around the house etc.. You have NO idea how much you have impacted all of us . I will miss you very much but I know I have gained me another Angel to look over all of us. Papi and mami are suffering now from loosing you. Please say hi to abuela and abuelo . We all will see you again. R.I.P tio Nesto

  3. You were a Blessing in many peoples lives and myself, Pancho, Lin and Tony will miss you very much. Words cannot say the sorrow and pain we all have in our hearts, but I know we will see you in Heaven .

  4. Descansa en paz tio. Gracias por ser como fuiste con mami. Ya descansas y no sufres. A Maritza y Nestito, mucha fortaleza en estos momentos. Te queremos mucho…

  5. Tio Nesto gracias por ser mi tio. Por las veces que me hiciste reir. Le doy gracias a Dios por ser parte tan importante en mi familia. Se que hay fiesta en el cielo pues estas con mami y papi, tambien con mi hijo Chito , con tio Luis,Jun,Nellie…. Ahora te siento mas cerca de mi porque viviras en mi corazon. A ti Lita te agradezco por cuidarlo con tanto esmero y con mucho amor eres y seguiras siendo de nuestra familia. Marisita Nestito fuerza tuvieron y tienen un gran papa. Recordemos a tio como todo un caballero generoso, humilde, amoroso… Su prima por siempre Delly.

  6. Tio Nesto you will forever live in our hearts & memories. You are gone but will never be forgotten. Lita,Maritza,Tito & grandchildren, I am sorry for your loss. May God get you through these moments. Your Niece Ivy & Ed

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