Jose Raul Alicea, 60, beloved husband of 22 years, of Wendy Lee (Dunnells) Alicea, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the arms of his wife, Wendy at their home in Springfield. Jose was born on May 19, 1959, in Comerio, Puerto Rico, a son of Raul Alicea Baez and Saida Ayala Cruz, he was a longtime resident of Springfield. In his younger years, he was a machinist at several companies throughout the Springfield area. Jose was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather. He had a heart of gold and blessed his family with love and kindness. He leaves behind his loving wife, Wendy, of Springfield; mother, Saida, of Comerio, Puerto Rico; children, Jordan Rock Alicea, Bianca N. Rodriguez, Yessenia M. Alicea, and Jose R. Alicea, Jr. all of Springfield; special cousins, and other immediate family members and friends. Jose was predeceased by his father, Raul Alicea Baez. A service celebrating Jose’s life will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Hafey Funeral Home, 494 Belmont Avenue, Springfield, MA 01108, followed by burial at Hillcrest Park Cemetery in Springfield. A private calling hour will be held for his family. www.hafeyfuneralservice.com
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