Fructuoso Aponte, 93, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Northcare Hospice House in Kansas City following a brief illness.
He leaves behind his wife of 76 years, Francisca; his daughter, Anna (and husband, Fred) Garcia; his grandsons: Freddie (and wife, Cynthia) and Gabriel (and wife, Nicole); great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Christopher, Jullianna, Dillon, Ysabella, Ian, and Sophie; great-great grandchildren, Gabriel and Nina.
Fructuoso (Felix) was born and raised in Puerto Rico, but made America his home at the age of 29. He married his sweetheart on April 8, 1940 and they remained inseparable until his passing. He worked and lived in New York City for 50 years, where he managed high-rise apartment buildings. He enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially horse racing and baseball.
He thoroughly loved his family and always had a contagious smile for all who came his way. His faith was strong as evident to everyone around him. You could never leave him without receiving a “El Senior te bendiga” (God Bless You in Spanish). He and Francisca were long-time members of Our Lady of Esperanza.
Visitation will be on Thursday, Sept 29th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Longview Funeral Home, 12700 S Raytown Rd, KCMO. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, Sept 30th at 11:00 am at Longview Funeral Home, interment will follow in Longview Cemetery.