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Mr.  Jose Luis Ortiz

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Jose Luis Ortiz, known as "Chegui", 55 passed away, 11:45 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Saint Mary's Hospital.

Jose was born July 31, 1961 in Lares, Puerto Rico a son on of Carmen Hernandez of Waterbury and the deceased Ramon Ortiz.

He moved to the United States at the age of 12 and lived in Boston MA for many years. He then moved to Waterbury for a duration of 20 years. Chegui loved his mom and family with all his heart. He had a kind heart and was always willing to run the extra mile to help anyone in need. He constantly maintained a beautiful smile and made everyone laugh. Whether it was playing dominoes, listening to music or simply cracking a joke – Jose always found a way to bring joy into the lives around him.

Husband of Edna Ayala for 18 years, father of Jennifer, Christina and Alex. Brother of Tere, Maria Luisa, Edwin, Ramon, Miriam, Fernando, Reynaldo, Aida and Carlos Ortiz. Loved by his step brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and loved ones. Chegui will be greatly missed but his memories will last a life time.