SOUTH LAWRENCE — Luz C. Figueroa, 46, passed away September 6, 2013, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
She was born in Salinas, Puerto Rico on February 10, 1967, and was the daughter to the late Pedro and Andrea (Rivera) Figueroa.
Family and friends say Luz, who was born with Down syndrome, was an example of what is possible when people aren’t tethered by labels. She was an active member of Class, Inc. and was also a participant of some of the diverse and quality programs offered by Fidelity House both agencies of Lawrence.
Miss Figueroa’s enthusiasm for all she did and dedication to all who loved and cared for her will forever be the hallmark of her life.
One of 14 brothers and sisters, family members include Aida Luz Figueroa, the late Pedro Andres Figueroa, the late Nelson Figueroa, Milton Figueroa, Juanita Figueroa, Nancy Figueroa, Myra Figueroa, the late Luis Arnaldo Figueroa, Maria Figueroa, Luz Aida Figueroa, Bethzaida Figueroa and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral from The Diaz-Healy Funeral Home, 107 South Broadway, Opposite St. Patrick Church, South Lawrence. Calling hours, Wednesday, September 11, from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral, Thursday, September 12, with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, South Lawrence. Final acts of farewell and laying to rest will follow at Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence. If you need a ride to the services, please call us at 978-685-5732. Condolences may be registered at www.diazhealyfuneralhome.com.