Paula Saavedra, 76, of New Britain, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Patria Cruz. Paula was a New Britain resident for most of her life and was formerly employed as a restaurant owner.
Surviving are her husband, Vicente Saavedra, three sons, Nelson Ruiz Jr. and his wife, Michele, Billy Ruiz and his wife, Carmen, Julio Ruiz and his wife, Melissa, her brothers and sisters, Maria Negron, Carmen Velez, Juana Ayala, Freddy Cruz, and Mayo Cruz, and her grandchildren, Layla Ruiz, Nathanael Ruiz, Alexis Ruiz, Liza D. Pena, Nelson Nico Ruiz, and Arianna S. Ruiz, and two great-grandchildren, Jaiden Pena and Gabby Pena.
The family would like to thank Dr. Hosmer, the Hartford Healthcare at Home Hospice Team, along with Kelly Smith and Debbie Aceto for their loving care and kindness extended to Paula and her family.
Funeral services and calling hours will be on Friday from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at Erickson-Hansen Funeral Home, 411 South Main St., New Britain. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Please share a memory of Paula with the family in the on line guest book at www.ericksonhansen.com