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Ivette Merced Cruz passed away 12/30/2022 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT Surrounded by family after a battle with Lung Cancer. She was the eldest daughter of the late Jose Anibal Merced and Victoria Sanchez Merced. She leaves behind Her husband Maximo Cruz, Her 3 children Linnette Suzane Torres, Anthony Lee and Max Luis Cruz, Her step-daughters Chasity Rivas and Jackie Nonya, Her daughter-in-law Jaxie Rivera, Her Grandsons Jonathan, Brandon, and Amir, Her Granddaughters Shalyn, Destiny, Ariana and Imani Lee, Her sisters Mayra Molina and Lizzette Hernandez, Her brother Eric Merced, Her mother-in-law Lucia Cruz, Her sister-in-law Carmen Cruz, Her brother-in-laws Robert Cruz and Wilfredo Hernandez, as well as numerous nieces and nephews, Joey, Crystal, Amanda, Jordan, Ashley, Marylee, Jason, Yariel, Erica, Jacqueline, Felicia, Vanessa, Desaray, Stephanie, Emily, and Christina, Her great nieces and nephews Kayla, Gabriella, Jaden, Jiovanni, Elayna, and Frankie, as well as many other family members including many aunts and uncles.
Ivette, a name you'll never forget, once you have been blessed with her presence. A divine Goddess, a superwoman with so much unbelievable strength and power. An amazing genuine selfless individual. A fabulous person who won the hearts of many. A best friend, one would love and cherish to have. My mother wasn't just my mother, she was everyone's...always giving her best advice to help all the people who she cared about. Always willing to help and expected nothing in return. It's rare to find a loyal person such as herself. Thank you mommy for being my everything, the best role model I would choose to want to be like over and over again. You always called me your princess and that's exactly how I felt every day. No one could tell me otherwise. I will always honor you by being a reflection of you. Please rest easy and know I will be the woman you molded me into. I love you forever and ever my beautiful Angel of mine. Love your daughter Linnette
The love that I have for my sister, my best friend is one of a kind...I'm so blessed to have had such a wonderful sister like Ivette in my life. She was like a second mother to me. Most of all we were Larverne and Shirley always getting into some kind of trouble and then she would say "Pendeja" I'm not going out with you no more again she lies cause would then call me the next day and say "you ready to go" lol. I have a lot to say. I could write a book about us but it hurts too much, it's too painful. I will just say I will always love you and I know we will meet again in heaven. Our sisterhood will never end ...God Bless you always and I know you look beautiful with your angel wings and sleep in peace. I love you, your sis Mayra
My darling big sister, you loved me like a daughter, I knew and felt it with my whole heart. You raised Linnette and I like sisters and you tried to make sure that I didn't ever feel like I wasn't your biological daughter. I miss you so much already!! You were my go-to-person...when I had a problem it was you, when I needed advice it was you, when I had a day off and wanted a cooking partner it was you, my domino partner...my partner for so so many things...I feel so lost. You named my first born, you and Max gave me away at my wedding...what I'm trying to say is "what am I going to do without you"??!!!! You took your last breath with my head on your chest as I cried knowing you were not going to open your beautiful brown eyes again, and still you made sure that before you left us that we were all together and had come to terms with the heartbreaking reality that it was time to let you sleep peacefully....who else but a true mother, a mother loving her kids and family, unconditionally, would do such a selfless act. I know I will never be able to fill your shoes but I promise to give it my all and keep our beautiful family together...I promise to always watch over my niece and nephews and Max...Until we become partners again in heaven, sleep in peace my beautiful mother I love you always and forever, Lizzette
I miss you so much, titi words can't explain it.I still don't know why God took you from us knowing we need you down here, we are all so lost without you. All I know is heaven is so lucky to have you as an angel and you truly are a queen. R.I.P titi I love you forever and beyond. Love your nephew Joey
My dear beautiful Titi. I can't believe that you are gone, but it is because of you that I know the feeling of knowing a true angle in real life. This is not goodbye titi. This is until we meet again. I love you!! Love your niece Crystal
My sweet titi Ivette. There are no words that can explain how much I love & I miss you. It breaks my heart that I am writing this. You are the strongest woman I know. You are the best mom, wife, aunt, grandmother, and sister. Everyone who knew you loved you. I know you are still with us. You will never be forgotten titi. I love you always and forever. Love your niece Mandy.
I can't even begin to picture life without you, but I'm grateful that you were in my life. You were such a genuinely great woman and I'm so happy I got to learn from you. Thank you for being such a great aunt and Godmother. I love you and I miss you your niece Ashley
How do you start... no words are enough to say how much you mean to everyone and the pain and whole in my heart!! Everyone who knew you loved you! You were loved as a WIFE MOTHER SISTER GRANDMOTHER AUNT FRIEND and BEST FRIEND to all that got the chance to be around you! You were the most pure hearted person always made sure everyone was ok and put people before you. You were the greatest mother me Linnette S Torres Ant Lee could have ever ask for! The greatest wife and best friend to Maximo Cruz !! You were the glue and foundation to the family even to the very end you fought every day for all of us the whole family u were our Warrior n peace maker. I last heard your beautiful voice the night of December 21 2022 we said we loved each other and would talk the next day.... then on the night of December 30 2022 you BECAME OUR ANGEL!!! I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MOMMY AND REALLY REALLY MISS YOU!! REST IN HEAVENLY PEACE. From your son Max
Calling hours will be held on Sunday January 8th, 2023 from 4pm-6pm at Graham, Putnam and Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main St Worcester, Ma 01610. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday January 9th, 2023 at 11am at St. Roch's Catholic Church 332 Main St Oxford, Ma 01540 followed by a burial at Mount Zion Cemetery in Webster, Ma