Carmen Salazar
Thursday
14
July

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Thursday
14
July

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Matthew Funeral Home And Cremation Services, Inc.
2508 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Friday
15
July

Mass

11:00 am
Friday, July 15, 2022
St. Anthony Of Padua RC Church
4055 Victory Blvd.
Staten Island, New York, United States
Friday
15
July

Final Resting Place

1:00 pm
Friday, July 15, 2022
Evergreen Cemetery
Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Obituary of Carmen R. Salazar

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Carmen Salazar (nee Morales) passed away peacefully at Carmel Richmond Nursing Home on July 10, 2022. She was the beloved wife of Hugo Salazar for 56 years; loving mother of Paul Saryian and his wife Mary Christine Meyers; Claudine and her husband Craig DeMizio; and Chris Salazar; cherished grandmother of Daniel (deceased); Brian and his wife Jess; and Miranda Saryian; Nicholas and Eva DeMizio; Jessica and Amanda Salazar; devoted great-grandmother of Joseph and Kyle Saryian. Mrs. Salazar was born in New York City. She was a talented artist who could draw lovely portraits and landscapes. After her father, Ruben, passed away at a very young age, her family moved to Puerto Rico where she received her high school diploma. During the mid 1950s, Mrs. Salazar moved back to the states. She worked as a seamstress and had one child during a previous marriage. Determined to improve her quality of life, she attended a dental technician trade school where she graduated with honors. In 1965, she met Mr. Salazar – they were married the following year. Through thick and thin, they were inseparable. Five years ago, after Mrs. Salazar suffered a stroke, she moved into the nursing home where Mr. Salazar visited her nearly every day – including the very last day of her life. For about 40 years, Mrs. Salazar successfully worked for several dental firms, and even tried her hand at operating her own lab. But it wasn’t until the mid 1980s that Mrs. Salazar reached the height of her professional career when she became a highly respected dental technician, mentor and instructor at New York University where she was employed for 26 years before retiring. After retiring, NYU begged her to work on a per diem basis because her talent was considered irreplaceable. So, for a few more years in retirement, she continued to show her dedication and love of her craft. Mrs. Salazar was civic-minded and proudly exhibited her true-blue patriotism by volunteering as a member of the Travis July 4th Parade Committee. For many years she designed and created costumes for parade participants. Lastly, Mrs. Salazar was deeply religious and helped restore her parish’s religious statues after they had fallen into disrepair. Mr. and Mrs. Salazar would rarely miss Sunday mass at St. Anthony of Padua where her final mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11 a.m. - followed by a burial next to her father at Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home Inc., 2508 Victory Blvd. on Friday, 7/15/2022, departing at 9:45 AM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church at 11:00 AM. Interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY. Family and friends may visit on Thursday, 7/14/2022, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
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