Wilfredo "Wilo" Irizarry, Jr., 48, of New Britain, Conn., died Monday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. Wilfredo was born in New Britain, and was the son of the late Wilfredo, Sr. and Irma (Gonzalez) Irizarry. He worked as a cook for the Connecticut Juvenile Training Center. Wilo was a lifetime New Britain resident who was loved by the whole community. He enjoyed his time watching his daughters play softball and basketball, and his sons and nephews play baseball. He loved sports and was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
Wilo was an alumnus for the New Britain High School Golden Hurricane marching band as a drummer and was a supportive and active band parent, while and after his own children participated. He also enjoyed spending time at Harvey's Beach, Old Saybrook and Lake Compounce, with his wife and children. Wil had an everlasting humor and laugh that was contagious to any and everyone he encountered. Family is what mattered to him the most. His biggest memory will be the love that glowed through his smile seeing all of his loved ones together because that is what was important to him. Wilfredo was a very loved man whose memory will forever live on in the hearts of everyone who loved him.
Wil is survived by his wife, Tricia (Serafin) Irizarry, his two daughters, Jazanyia Irizarry and Jamyra Irizarry, his two sons, Wilfredo Irizarry III, all of New Britain, and Frankie Irizarry of East Hartford, his stepchildren, Kevin and Shauna Dukes, his two sisters, Carmen Homar and her husband, Willard and their children, William and Jaida Homar, Maida Clausell and her husband, Orlando and one beloved brother, Israel Irizarry and his children, Janilyz and Isiah Irizarry, all of New Britain, his nephews and nieces whom he adored, and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
Funeral Rites for Wilfredo will be held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. with the procession departing at 9 a.m. from the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home, 764 Farmington Ave., New Britain, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 544 Main St., New Britain. Committal service and final resting place will be in St. Mary Cemetery, 1141 Stanley St., New Britain. Relatives and friends may call at the Paul A. Shaker Funeral Home Sunday from 2 - 5 p.m. Directions to the funeral home - I-84 east or west - exit 37 (Fienemann Rd) right off exit - one mile down on right. To extend condolences to the Irizarry family or to share a memory of Wilfredo, please visit shakerfuneralhome.com