Farming Agriculture 04

Rafael Tobias Herrera

July 15, 1919 ~ April 2, 2021 (age 101)

Obituary

 

Rafael Tobias Herrera fallecio Pacifica y sutilmente mientras dormia, a la edad de 101 anos el viernes 2 de abril de 2021 en Lawrence Massachusetts.  fue tiernamente acompanado de su familia al momento de enterarnos de su decenso.

Rafael nacio un martes 15 de julio del 1919 en Jayabo, Salcedo, Rep.Dom. Hijo de Eusebio Antonio Rosario Padron y Maria Matilde Herrera. Rafael fue unos de los hijos menores de 14 hermanos procreados en el seno familiar, al cual le sobreviven aun 4 de sus hermanos.

A la edad 24 anos contrae nupcias en febrero de 1944 con el amor de su vida Martina Hernandez, hija de Salutiano Hernandez y Primitiva Martinez y quien le acompanaria hasta el momento en que fallecio en la rep.dom en enero del 2013.

Rafael amaba inmesamente su familia, pero en especial a cada uno de sus hijos. 

Fue un esposo,y  padre  orgulloso de la familia  que habia formado junto a su esposa y sus  9 hijos. Chela, Felicia, Amelia, Aurelio, Isabel, Estebania, America, Sixto y Valentina.

En 1987, emigra a los estados unidos junto a su esposa, donde le esperaban 3 de sus hijos, quienes ya residian en este pais, Chela, Aurelio y Amelia.

Rafael fue un abuelo consentidor, carismatico y divertido de 37 nietos a los cuales amaba, 82 bisnietos y 14 tataranietos.  A todos los trataba con mismo carino, no marcaba diferencias entre ningunos, mas sintiendose siempre orgulloso de la gran descendencia familiar con la cual habia sido bendecido.

Sabia y reconocia los nombres y rostros de cada uno de sus nietos y en cuanto a los bisnietos, sino sabia, se aseguraba siempre con una pregunta..... y de cual de los hijos eres tu?... con una firme voz de orgullo y alegria ala vez, porque para el todos sus nietos tambien eramos sus hijos.

Le gustaba bailar, jugar sus numeros y como diriamos tiernamente, tener siempre sus pesitos. era un consentidor y le gustaba que lo consintieran todo el tiempo aun mas en sus anos de vejez, le gustaba salir a dar sus paseitos o caminatas, y que le visitaran, Su color favorito fue el azul.

Amaba ir cada ano a su adorada tierra de tenares, rep.dom yllevar regalitos a sus familiares y amigo, asus ahijados.  Le gustaba ayudar a los demas aveces despojandose de sus propias pertenencias, le gustaba platicar y contar historias sobre su vida en los campos de tenares.

 vivo una vida plena y compensadora bajo la voluntad y misericordia de nuestro senor jesucristo.

ENGLISH VERSION

RAFAEL TOBIAS HERRERA

Rafael Tobias Herrera passed away peacefully and subtly in his sleep, at the age of 101 on Friday, April 2, 2021 in Lawrence Massachusetts. He was tenderly accompanied by his family when we found out about his demise.

Rafael was born on a Tuesday, July 15, 1919 in Jayabo, Salcedo, Dom. Rep.

The son of Eusebio Antonio Rosario Padron and Maria Matilde Herrera.

Rafael was one of the younger children of 14 siblings procreated in the family, which is survived by 4 of his siblings.

At the age of 24, he married in February 1944 with the love of his life, Martina Hernandez, daughter of Salutiano Hernandez and Primitiva Martinez and who would accompany him until the moment she died in the Dominican Republic in January 2013.

Rafael loved his family immensely, but especially each of his children.

 He was a husband, and a proud father of the family that he had formed with his wife and his 9 children.

Chela, Felicia, Amelia, Aurelio, Isabel, Estebania, America, Sixto and Valentina.

In 1987, he emigrated to the United States with his wife, where 3 of his children were waiting for him, who already resided in this country, Chela, Aurelio and Amelia.

Rafael was a pampering, charismatic and fun grandfather of 37 grandchildren whom he loved, 82 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.  He treated all of them with the same affection, he did not mark differences between any, but always feeling proud of the great family line with which he had been blessed.

He knew and recognized the names and faces of each of her grandchildren and as for the great-grandchildren, if not he know, he always made sure with a question..... and which of the children are you? ... with a firm voice of pride and joy at the same time, because for him all his grandchildren were also his children.

He liked to dance, play his numbers and, as we would say tenderly, always have his little money. He liked to pamper and to be pampered all the time even more in his old age. He liked to go out for walks or hikes, and to be visited, his favorite color was blue.

He loved to go every year to his beloved land of Tenares, Dominican Republic and bring gifts to his family and friends and his godchildren.  He liked to help others sometimes by disposing of his own belongings, he liked to talk and tell stories about his life in the fields of Tenares. Rafael lived a full and rewarding life under the will and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Farrah Funeral Home
133 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Funeral Service
Wednesday
April 7, 2021

10:00 AM
Farrah Funeral Home
133 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

Committal
Wednesday
April 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Bellevue Cemetery
170 May Street
Lawrence, MA 01841

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