Newington - Norbert Hernandez, 39 died on Sat., Dec. 9 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born Nov. 14, 1967 in Meriden a son of Jesus Hernandez and Maria Ortiz Hernandez both of Florida. He graduated from Maloney High School where he had been captain of the football team, and he enjoyed all sports. Norbert worked as a roofer for Ernest and Peterson Co. and was a member of the Roofers Local #9. Besides his parents he is survived by twelve brothers and sisters, Sandra Lopez of Meriden, Nivia Pantoja and Alicia Cabrera-Thomas both of Puerto Rico, Luis Hernandez of Tampa, FL, Mildred Hernandez of Meriden, Marilyn and Al Strong of New Britain, Jerry Hernandez of Tampa, FL, Evelyn and Alberto Gonzalez of Middletown, Helen and William Muniz of Meriden, Eva Hernandez of Tampa, FL, Gerald Hernandez of Vernon and Jesse Hernandez of Wethersfield. He was a loving uncle and will be missed by his 24 nieces and nephews, several great nieces and nephews, cousins, his girlfriend Shari Morris of Newington and her son, Jaden Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thurs., Dec. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Church, 81 Akron St., Meriden. Burial will follow. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004.

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  1. A GREAT BROTHER & FRIEND, HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM OR WERE TOUCHED BY HIS PRESENCE. I WILL MISS HIM FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. YOUR SISTER, EVA

  2. Dear Helen and Family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you! God Bless…..

  3. Hernandez Family, I was shocked to hear of your loss. May Norbert rest in peace. He was a friend to everyone that came into his company. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time. Bob Weronik, Maloney High School – Class of 1986

  4. Hernandez Family, I’m deeply sorry for your loss. One thing that I’m reminded of is the bible account of John Chapter 11 of Lazarus, Jesus’ friend. There Jesus, visibly touched by the situation, told his sister that Lazarus will rise again and in front of many, he performed that miracle. By extension, that we too would experience that same joy on the last day (John 5:28,29). What a wonderful reunion that will be!! My sincere wish is that: .the peace of God that excels all thought…guard your hearts and mental powers… Joey Lopez-Hernandez.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. A lot of lives were positively affected by Norbert. May you all be blessed by the Lord during these trying times. Till we meet again. Steve

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. Norbert was a great friend,brother, and son. May memories keep his spirit alive.

  7. I do not have a day that I don’t cry. My heart is broken. We spent every minute together when we were not working. My son misses you so much. I try not to cry when he talks about you but I am not strong enough because we did everything together. I know you are up in heaven but we had the greatest love ever I can’t believe you will never be back for me and my son. We shared a very special love and to know that I will never have that again it makes me cry so much. I wonder why god would take you from me so soon I love you so, so, so much. I miss you baby and I want to thank you for a love that I never experienced before You were a true love, always and forever. Thank you for loving me and my son so much. We miss u so much. You were the best baby and we had so much fun together I’am so lonely without u. God Bless u in heaven!! Will miss u forever!!!!

  8. I feel priveledged to have had the chance to know Norbert, he was a true and loyal friend. I can easily picture his smile back at MHS, and am glad to have had the chance to see him recently, in the role of a loving Uncle to his nephews at St. Stan’s.

  9. I had only met Norbert a couple of weeks ago during a Maloney High School classmates get together but was touched by his great personality and humor. I am glad I got to meet you Norbert. I liked you the second that we met. I wish I could have gotten to know you better. All of your friends speak so highly of you and only have kind words to say about you. May you rest in peace.

  10. I remember Norbert from my earliest school years. Though I haven’t seen him since high school. He’s a sweet guy and will be missed. I wish you all sympathy and peace for your loss.

  11. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Hernandez family for their loss of Norbert. Norbert and I grew up together and I considered him a good friend. As we got older we did not stay in contact as much as we should have, but just thinking about him brings back all of the good memories of us going out, playing sports, and just having a good time. I can even hear him making fun of me, which I think he enjoyed doing the most. Norbert was a good person and will be missed by all his friends, but never forgotten.

  12. I would like to pass my condolences on to the family of Mr. Norbert Hernandez. In my short time of meeting the acquaintance of Norbert, I could tell how much happiness he gave to Shari and especially my son Jaden. My special recolection was the first time I met Norbert and he told me what a special child I had in Jaden. I am sure he will be missed by all of his family and friends but he will live on in the hearts of all that he touched. Freddie T. Morris Newington

  13. Its August 31, 2008 and I am missing you so much. Jaden cried again tonight for u I cry all the time life is still not the same because u are not here. My life is not going as planned because you are not here. I am having a hard time. Maybe you can see it from heaven. Why did I have to loose the true love of my life…I will never understand. Norbert I wish you were here to be with me while I am going through all these challenges. But you are not here but I pray everynight about you and cry alot. I miss you my love. You know about my situation and you still loved me for me and I am scared I need your help from heaven. Please help me I need stength from you. I still sleep with your picture sometimes. God I wish you were here. I always say when I pray I hope you are taking care of your loved ones and mine as well. I miss miss miss miss you so much I wish you were here j started tackle football it would have meant the world to him to see you there and I know it would have meant the world to you. The other day I put in one of your cds and he heard a song we listened to and he cried because he thougth of you. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND WHEN ITS MY TIME I WANT TO BE NEAR YOU. GOODBYE MY LOVE

  14. Mildred & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Norbert was a wonderful person who loved life. He will be missed. I would give anything to be there right now. Sheri

  15. MY CONDOLENCE TO THE HERNANDEZ FAMILY, I WENT TO SCHOOL WITH NORBERT AND GRADUATED IN SAME CLASS. WE HAD PLENTY OF LAUGHS IN OUR DAYS, HE WILL BE MISSED.

  16. My Dearest Helen: My heart goes out to you and your family for your tragic loss. May you find comfort in God’s peace and promises. Love Toni Bosley

  17. My deepest sympathies to the Hernandez family. I have known Norbert since Kindergarten. He was truly a great friend and will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace! Debbie

  18. My deepest sympathy to the Hernandez family. My memories of Norbert were all in fun. I remember calling the house or picking up Kathy for work and Norbert and I would always tease each other. We were both sarcastic & quick with the comments. Thanks for all the funny moments Norbert.

  19. My sympathy and prayers goes out to the hernandez family – norbert will always be in my prayers. May he rest in peace.

  20. Norbert was a classmate of mine at Maloney. He was a gentle soul with a big heart. I lost my brother in September in an accident and my heart goes out to your family. I know what it’s like to lose such a bright light in the family. God bless you.

  21. Norbert was a truly special person. Everyone who knew Norb was touched by the same thing – his great smile as well as his special gift to make others laugh. His big heart will be missed. In this time of sorrow, my thoughts and prayers go out to Norb’s entire family as well as to Shari Morris, who I recently met, and her son Jaden. I still can’t quite believe Norb is gone. I know I haven’t seen most of you in a long time but please know that I will always remember our times together. Norb, you will always be in my heart for being such a kind-hearted and wonderful person to be around. As my first love, I will always love you and cherish our wonderful memories together in high school as well as the great time we had just a couple of weeks ago when I saw you for the first time in 18 years. It was as if time had never passed. You were the same kind and funny guy I remembered. I am thankful for that night together with you and Shari as well as many of our friends from Maloney. That night was special and I am glad that it will be my lasting memory of you. Norbert, I was glad to see that you were so happy and doing well. May that continue on in heaven. Your spirit will always live on in my heart. Love you, Nancy Maloney Class of 86

  22. Norbert was always the life of the party. He made everyone laugh with his smart remarks…I will always cherish all the fun times we had together, whether it was camping or just hanging out. We love you Norbert and you will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace. Love, Martin, Sheila & Armand

  23. Norbert was part of my extended family in that his sister Helen is married to my cousin Billy. Hence, Norbert and I saw each other at every major family event and holidays. He was a good person. He was a loving brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Losing a loved one is always hard. The grief never truly goes away. The only comfort during these trying times is the fact that Norbert WILL ALWAYS live on as we see him in the eyes of his nephews and the smile of his nieces and sisters, and in the hearts of his family. God bless.

  24. Norbert you will always be in our hearts and prayers. I met you over 16 years ago and from day one I knew you were great guy and a better friend, I’ll miss you.

  25. Norbert, For the 20 years you’ve been in my life I thank you. You had a kind & caring heart. You always supported me and gave me courage to do so many things. We had so many happy memories and also bad times, but we got through them with hope and faith. Not a day goes by that something doesn’t remind me of you and I cry but I think of you telling me to be happy for you because you’re in a better place. We were in a good relationship and still had a good friendship which we were there for each other no matter what it was. You will be that special man who holds my heart and soul forever & always. I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to all of the family because without you being there for me & showing me so much love & support I wouldn’t have the strength to try to move on & cherish all the times being part of all of your lives. You all have a special part of Norbert in each one of you that make you special. May you rest in peace & always have your smile Love you, Katherine McGarvey

  26. Norbert, You are the true love of my life. I miss you so much that words can’t describe. I can’t imagine never seeing your beautiful brown eyes and smile. Even though we had a short time together you brought me happiness beyond what I could ever imagine. Thanks for the laughter and especially the love you gave me and my son. We will miss you. I just know you are watching over me being my guardian angel. I always told you I would love you for life and I know you are in heaven now but that will never change. Love you baby.

  27. Norbert…you were so much fun and truly a great guy…We will miss you terribly…also it meant the world to us ..when you came to see Kyle play football..in his first season…Thanks for being such a great cousin…We love & miss you so much!!!

  28. Norbie was the coolest Football Captain possible. He had a .smiley. bond. I too was an athlete and we were buddies. I will remember his good-naturedness and laugh. -Becky Bloise

  29. Rest in peace Norbert. Thank you for being such a wonderful person. You truly were a friend to me and everyone you ever met. To Norbert’s family, please accept my most sincere sympathy and respect. -Jim Dolan, Maloney High School Class of 1986

  30. Sorry for your loss he would be deeply missed Norbert was a great guy and you never could be sad around him because he knew how to cheer you up out of the few times we were around him at gathering. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  31. Thank you Norbert for the laughter and great memories we shared. For showering us with funny, loud and over the edge antics. You earned your Ph.D. (Professional Humoring Degree) with Meritorious Honors. I love you and will carry you in my heart always. Go Cowboys!

  32. The Lopez family would like to express our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the Hernandez family and friends that were all touched by Norbert’s passing. We knew Norbert for over 30 years. We grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools. He was a friend of our family. He was truly a genuine person, with a unique personality and a great sense of humor. May the Lord allow his peace to reign in your hearts in this difficult time, and may God’s greater will be revealed to you and yours and comfort you with the truth that Norbert knew Jesus and had a relationship with the Almighty. There is no death for the eternal, only a transformation into the hereafter. Words alone will not remove your grief, but we hope and pray that your hearts will be lifted. We thank God that he allowed us to cross paths with Norbert and for the time that we were blessed to have known him. Norbert is gone, but will never be forgotten. John 16:33 -I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world-.

  33. The Mendez family would like to express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the Hernandez family. I knew Norbert for over 30 years. Our families grew up together. He was not just a friend but I considered him a brother. We went to the same schools and played the same sports. Thank you Norbert for the laughs and the times were shared they will never be forgotten.

  34. To all of Norbert’s family I send my deepest sympathy for your loss. I hope Norbert’s soul is in a better place enjoying his niece and waiting to see you all once again. I am sorry, Bob Nadile

  35. To Evelyn Gonzalez and family, Evelyn, please accept our deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother, Norbert. I was so sorry to hear the news of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do at work to help you. Many thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Lisa Bremmer, Carrier Corporation

  36. To Mildred and all the Hernandez Family, All my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I know the Norberto’s smiles and laughter will continue to live in everyone who knew him. Let’s make sure that in his honor we cellebrate life every day. German

  37. To Mildred and the Hernandez Family Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family. May God bless all of you and keep you strong during this trying time.

  38. To Mildred and the Hernandez Family; I am so very sorry for your loss. May God strengthen you with faith, hope and love in this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Anna Prusak

  39. To Mildred and the Hernandez Family; We want to express our deepest condolences for your loss and sorrow. May God’s word comfort you and know that we grieve with you and pray for you.

  40. To Mildred Hernandez & Family, Mildred my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Although I never had the opportunity to meet Norbert, I know through our many conversations that you spoke of his big heart and how he could always make you laugh. May you find the strength during this difficult time to know that his love and laughter will always shine on you and your family until you all meet again. My prayers are with you.

  41. To the Hernandez Family & Friends – I am sadded to learn of Norbert’s death. I will always remember him with a smile and a laugh walking in the halls of Maloney High School! Kate Cunniff Jonkman – Maloney High School Class of 1985

  42. To the Hernandez Family, It is unfortunate that December 9, 2006 was the day I met Norbert Hernandez’s wonderful family-.needless to say from the onset I was in awe and truly amazed at the love and compassion you all showed my sister Shari. You held her up even when it was you who may have needed the encouragement and support to be strong and go on. I speak for my entire family when I say thank you for the support you all have given to Shari. Thank you for allowing her a voice in the decisions that were made. Thank you for having respect for her home and allowing her the time to mourn and heal. In the short time my family has known Norbert he has had a profound impact on all of our lives. He will be missed. He came into my sister’s life at a time when she needed him the most. He brought her joy and happiness and gave her the love she deserved. My sister cherished him with all her heart. I truly feel that I am better person for having had the opportunity to meet Norbert and each and every one of you. God Bless you all.

  43. To the Hernandez family, Our deepest sympathy & sincere condolences.May God grant you peace & comfort in your time of loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Norbert for the last 28 years and there was never a dull moment when he was around, we had good times.We’ll miss him, but never forget him. Daniel .Chico. Rodriguez & Family

  44. To the Hernandez, Ortiz & Echevarria Family: I am so sorry to hear of Nortbert’s death. I will always remember his humor & laughter during those special family events. May you continue to cherish his joyful spirit and laughter in your hearts and through your fond memories. He will be missed. God Bless you all during this difficult time. With Much Love, Ana Simmons & family.

  45. You are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time. May happy thoughts of Norbert keep his memory alive within your hearts.

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