Jesus M. Hiraldo Sr., 78, of Meriden, loving husband of Carmen L. Hiraldo, passed away on January 8, 2020 at Apple Rehab Coccomo in Meriden. He was born in Carolina, Puerto Rico on January 26, 1941, a son of the late Julio and Maria Rodriguez Hiraldo. Besides his wife he leaves his loving children Carmen Salas of Meriden, Luz Marquez and her husband Santos of Meriden, Jesus Hiraldo and his wife Donna of Meriden, Waleska Hiraldo of Meriden, and Angel M. Hiraldo of Meriden; stepchildren Raphael Rodriguez and David Rosario; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Jesus worked for the City of Meriden for 39 years until his retirement. He was the Pastor at Assembly of Christian Churches for 21 years, retiring in 2017. In his free time he enjoyed traveling and working on his cars. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family and serving the Lord. Friends are invited to visit with Jesus's family on Friday, January 10 from 4-7 p.m. in Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. Friends are invited to meet at the cemetery office at 10:15 a.m.

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  1. Could not have asked for a better abuelo for my son. He loved Angel so much and Angel knew it. Every time Angel would visit his face lit up. Every time I showed him pictures of Angel and Elio he had tears. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

  2. I can’t even begin to tell you my dad was a strong person a gentle man a fierce father that discipline us a man of God for this man never asked or needed nothing , respect an a gentle smile a gesture or caring . My dad he was firm. He loved his grandkids an wanted always to share love with them showing them the cars an they his love for work an always giving them some money . Lord keep him safe love you dad for giving me life .i will miss you more an I know you are at peace . Love you bless you

  3. I will always cherish the memories of Jesus in his spiffy caps and sweet smile! Everyone at Coccomo loved him! He was one of those extra special ones! His laugh will never be forgotten!

  4. I will never forget when he always yelled at me for doing something wrong! He’s smile was contagious you had to smile when he smiled! He had pure love instantly! He was such an amazing guy! You will be missed Jesus !!! Just remember I will forever tell Ezrah all about you !!!

  5. Mi querido Pastor I padre Siempre seras mi Pastor I padre espiritual el cual Nuestro Senor Jesus Cristo apuesto en Nuestra vida no hay nadie como tu humilde I sinsero te Amamos Hoy I Siempre I nos veremos en el cielo juntamente con Nuestro Senor JesusCristo. Att Carlos i Rosa Malave

  6. Carmen and family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. We all know he is in a much better place and is at peace. Sharon Klein

  7. Tio ya estas en un mejor lugar junto a nuestro padre celestial no te digo a dios si no hasta luego que descances en paz ,mucha fortaleza para todos ustedes amen

  8. Carmen and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I feel blessed that I knew Jesus and your family. He was a kind gentle man, and I will miss him greatly.

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