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Manuel Maria Valera

May 20, 1932 — April 25, 2021

On the morning of Sunday, April 25, 2021 Manuel Maria Valera Baez, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, was called home at the age of 88. Manuel was born on May 20, 1932 in the Dominican Republic to his parents Jose Maria Valera and Cresenia Maria Baez; he was the oldest of 5 siblings. Manuel was married to Mercedes for almost 60 years. They migrated to the United States, where they built a beautiful life together. Manuel has 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Manuel was cherished and loved by everyone who knew him, he was the epitome of what every man should be. He was full of life and laughter with a light that radiated out of him. Everyone who has crossed paths with Manuel has left with something, most often a laugh. It was his joy to bring a smile to everyone's face with his jokes. Manuel will be remembered for many things, but if we could sum it up into a few words it would be kindness, humility, hardworking, selflessness, honesty, gentleness and humor. Manuel has left a void in our hearts but heaven has gained an angel.

A celebration of Manuel's life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY on Saturday, May 8th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

En la mañana del domingo 25 de abril de 2021 Manuel María Valera Báez, devoto y amoroso esposo, padre, abuelo y bisabuelo, fue llamado a casa a la edad de 88 años. Manuel nació el 20 de mayo de 1932 en la República Dominicana para sus padres Jose Maria Valera y Cresenia Maria Baez; era el mayor de 5 hermanos. Manuel estuvo casado con Mercedes durante casi 60 años. Emigraron a los Estados Unidos, donde construyeron una hermosa vida juntos. Manuel tiene 3 hijos, 11 nietos y 27 bisnietos. Manuel era apreciado y amado por todos los que lo conocían, era el epítome de lo que todo hombre debería ser. Estaba lleno de vida y risa con una luz que irradiaba de él. Todo el que se ha cruzado con Manuel se ha ido con algo, la mayoría de las veces una risa. Fue su alegría hacer sonreír a todos con sus bromas. Manuel será recordado por muchas cosas, pero si pudiéramos resumirlo en pocas palabras sería amabilidad, humildad, trabajo, desinterés, honestidad, gentileza y humor. Manuel ha dejado un vacío en nuestros corazones pero el cielo ha ganado un ángel.

Una celebración de la vida de Manuel se llevará a cabo en Pelham Funeral Home, 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY el sábado 8 de mayo de 2:00 pm a 6:00 pm.
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