Rey Velazquez

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Rey Velazquez

May 21, 1981 - November 28, 2018

Rey Velazquez Lawrence, MA - Rey Velazquez, 37, of Lawrence, Mass., passed away on November 28, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass.

Rey was born on May 21, 1981, in Stoneham, Mass., the youngest son of the late Luis C. Velazques and and his wife, Ines Velazquez-Figueroa. Rey leaves behind a son Christopher Velazquez of Salem, Mass., of whom he was very proud.

Rey was born a big baby, and in the hours after his birth, his father exclaimed, "you are 'El Rey,'" which means you are "the King." That name stuck when infant Rey reacted by opening his eyes and smiling. The nurses were baffled.

Rey enjoyed doing magic card tricks for his family, and playing dominoes. He loved life and was always singing and making up songs and sayings just to make people laugh. Rey loved to eat, and his favorite dish was roast pork with yellow rice.

Through his life Rey earned many apprentice diplomas but it was not until he sat behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler that he found his true passion. Rey drove trucks across the U.S. for over six years.

Rey is survived by his brothers, Luis A. Velazquez of Methuen, and Japhet Velazquez of Bow, N.H.; sisters, Lourdes Velazquez, Lavinia Velazquez, and Rossana Velazquez, all of R.I. In addition, Rey is survived by two nieces and four nephews, and his godmother, Marie Archondis of Georgetown, Mass.

Friends may call today, Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Farrah Funeral Home, 133 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA 01841. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Mary-Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, where he will lay to rest beside his parents.
Published on December 5, 2018
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