Elio E. Herrera

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March 25, 1928 ~ December 24, 2016

Herrera, Elio, age 88, of Miami FLA, formerly of Manhattan, Queens and Fort Lee, on Saturday December 24, 2016. Born in Havana, Cuba and immigrated to the United States in May of 1956. He was a superintendent and worked in the engineering department at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City. His passions included baseball, reading and writing poetry. Beloved husband of the late Virginia. Devoted father of Elix "Lily" Cappadona, Virginia "Kiki" McKenna and the late Hernan Herrera. Cherished grandfather of Jessica, Cassidy, Christian, and Robert. Adored great grandfather of Franklin. The family will receive their friends on Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 PM at the Frank A. Patti and Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home 327 Main Street "opposite the Fort Lee Library". The funeral will leave Friday at 9:30 AM for the celebration of his funeral mass in Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Elizabeth's R.C Church 268 Wadsworth Avenue New York, NY 10033.


Mass: December 30, 2016 11:00 am

Madonna R.C. Church On The Hill
2070 Hoefley's Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Visitation at Funeral Home: December 29, 2016 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Final Resting Place:

Madonna Mausoleum
2070 Hoefleys Lane
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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  1. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Virginia you took amazing care of him everyday for the last 10 months.

  2. My deepest sympathy to the family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in knowing that our loving, Heavenly Father knows your pain. (Psalms 83:18. 2 Corinthians 1:3)
    He promises us that very soon, "He will wipe away every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore."
    May you find strength and comfort in His promises.

  3. Lilly and Kiki,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of your parents and eapecially your dad. The trips to Florida and Montreal with your dad I will always cherish. He was a special man and one I will always remember. May he rest in peace.


  4. God bless Elio. He was a great, proud and friendly man. Everybody he met, loved him. Our loss is heaven's gain! God speed, good sir!

  5. Elio , the finest father-in -law one could ever have. Always upbeat, happy and willing to talk to anyone about anything. An avid reader who owned more books than anyone I knew. One night while watching Jeopardy with him I answered several questions in a row and he said I most be reading more than I admitted !!! That was good for a big laugh. He was a baseball historian and he loved to discuss the old time stars with me. When in N.J. he was always ready to see his grandson Robert Blaise play a baseball game..God Bless Elio , he will be missed dearly but too special to ever be forgotten.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. Your father had a wonderful, cheerful personality and it was always a pleasure to see him. And what an awesome memory!

    With love and sympathy,
    Brian & Suzanne Link
    and family

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