Gilberto Mejias, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. He was born August 28, 1929 in Aguada, Puerto Rico, a son of the late Paulino and Carlota (Torres) Mejias. He was an active member of St. Rose of Lima Church, loved vegetable gardening, and spending time with his grandchildren. Gilberto is survived by two daughters; Irma (Luis) Rivera of E. Berlin and Denise Mejias of New Britain, two sons; Ken (Joan) Mejias of Prospect and Danny Mejias of Meriden, and four grandchildren, Eugene 'Jay' and Brandon Johnson and Casandra and Gabriel Rivera. He is also survived by three siblings; Mercedes Torres of Meriden, and Efigenio Mejias and Aurelia Sanchez, both of Puerto Rico, as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:30 AM at St. Rose of Lima Church, 35 Center St., Meriden. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Meriden. Calling hours will be privately held for his close family only. Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family would like to thank the staff at Coccomo Healthcare Center for their loving care of Gilberto.

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  1. Dear Irma, so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. May the God of all Comfort fill you to overflowing with His peace and strength especially during the difficult days ahead. You and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Kenny (Joan)

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Love – Vicki

  3. Bye Grandpa, I love you so much. Thank you for everything you taught me. I love growing vegetables, and nurturing animals thanks to you. We all miss you very very much. I’ll always carry the memories I have of you with me. Te amo.

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