Americo Cruz, 81, of Waterbury, passed away on March 24, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital.
He was born on June 10, 1936, in Penuelas, Puerto Rico, son of the late Marcelo and Rosa M. (Quinones) Cruz. Prior to his retirement, he was self-employed.
Americo is survived by his children; Nivea Manning and husband Mark A. of Wolcott, Americo Cruz, Jr. and wife Tina, Richard Cruz, Evelyn Ortiz, Luis Cruz, Noemi Ortiz and husband Samuel, and William Cruz all of Waterbury. He also leaves ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Stephanie, several nieces & nephews and the mother of his above children Nereida Cruz.
He was predeceased by a daughter Sonia Cruz, brothers Luis S. Cruz and William Quinones.
All services and burial are private and at the convenience of the family. Prospect Memorial Funeral Home, 72 Waterbury Rd., Prospect is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the staff at Waterbury Hospital Medical ICU and the staff at Waterbury Gardens previously known as Village Green where he resided very happily for over 7 years.
For online condolences please visit www.prospectmemorial.com