Deacon Ricardo Martinez, 67

BRIDGEPORT—Deacon Ricardo Martinez of West Haven passed away on May 23, 2023 at the age of 67.

“It is with great sadness I must inform you of the death of Deacon Ricardo Martinez. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Deacon Ricardo and for the consolation of his family,” said Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in announcing the death of Deacon Martinez.

Born in Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, Deacon Martinez grew up in Bridgeport, where he attended St. Mary School and Harding High School. He was ordained to the diaconate on June 11, 1994 by Bishop Edward M. Egan at St. Augustine Cathedral, and served as a Deacon at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Bridgeport. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Martinez.

A wake will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023 from 10 am to 12 noon at Funeria Luz de Paz located at 426 East Washington Avenue in Bridgeport.

Also on Friday, a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church located at 275 Union Avenue in Bridgeport. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Stratford.