Group Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Title: Funeral Booklet for Cyril Lopez
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Title: Funeral Booklet for Cyril Lopez
Series Title: Virgin Islands Funeral Memorial Booklets
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Estate of Cyril Lopez
Institute for Museum and Library Services (National Leadership Grant Award, ND-00026) ( Donor )
Subject: Lopez, Cyril
Human relations
Funeral rites and ceremonies
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States Virgin Islands
Abstract: The Enid M. Baa Library of the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) has acquired an extensive collection of memorial booklets since the early 1970's for U. S. Virgin Islands residents. Booklets are usually more than 10 pages long and give details of the life and family connections of the deceased.
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300256
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: Enid M. Baa Library and Archives, Virgin Islands Department of Libraries, University of the Virgin Islands
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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Cyril Lopey" Lopez

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Service 10: 00 am
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Cyril "opey" Lopez
Cyril "Lopey" Lopez was born to Pedro and Carmelita Lopez on July
3,1904, on St. Thomas, Danish West Indies.
He attended the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School and served as an
acolyte on Sunday mornings.
When he became a young man, he went to the United States where he
later met and married a gifted young artist named Lillian A. Dorsey
whom he loved very dearly.
They lived in Stamford, Connecticut, where their three daughters were
born. Later they moved to New York where he became a silkscreen
printer for many years.
He then returned to his beloved Virgin Islands where he worked in
personnel capacity for the Hilton Hotel.
He retired in 1976 and became a part of the Foster Grandparental
To this day, children who are now adults still love, respect and remem-
ber him. He leaves us with a legacy of love, as he journeys to a better

Order of Service

ENTRANCE HYMN ..................... #105, How Great Thou Art
FIRST READING ................................ Wisdom3:1-9
RESPONSORIAL PSALM ............................... Psalm 23
SECOND READING ............................... Romans 6:3-9
GOSPEL AND HOMILY .............................. Celebrant
OFFERTORY HYMN .................... #107, Blessed Assurance
SIGN OF PEACE ................. #528, Let There Be Peace On Earth
COMMUNION HYMN ....................... #324, Just As I Am
MEDITATION SOLO ................................. Ave Maria
AND FAREWELL ................................ ISurrenderAll


A Quote of (Life's Continuity Unbroken) that was published by Ann
Landers, on March 3rd, 1989. I would like my dear loving husband to feel
the same way.
To my Lillian:
All is well, nothing is past,
Nothing is lost
One brief moment and all
Will be as it was before,
Only better, infinitely happier.
We will be One together forever.
Your Mate, 1996

Dearest Daddy ... You were always such a kind and loving father to
us. We remember so well the many places you have taken us. The
museums, the circus, vacations, stage plays, our music lessons. We will
never forget that Christmas morning when you gave us our first little
doggie. And we were so busy playing with our new puppy, that we
completely forgot about the other gifts you had given us.
We remember how you would make homemade ice cream for us after
Sunday dinners. It always made us so happy to see you turn the corer,
coming home from work at 6 o'clock every evening. And how you
would have a nice hot breakfast with us before we went to school The
many pictures you took of us over the years through the stages of our
growing up. We remember how devastated we were when we discov-
ered your first grey hair, and realized that our loving Daddy would grow
old. We will love and miss you always, and our memories will give us
happiness and pleasure until we meet again.
Your loving daughters,
Louise, Carmen and Lillian

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Lopez. I under-
stand, it was no surprise to you the family since he was ailing for some-
time. However, I can understand the immense grief and sense of irre-
placeable loss you must be experiencing at this time. Much he has done to
make this community a better place for all of us to live, especially his
soothing and gentle influence on our young as a Foster Grandparent
about twenty years ago. I am sure that you all gained immensely as well,
from his caring, sharing, guiding, teaching and being a role model and

fine example of husband and father.
Be comforted in the knowledge that his life here brought much benefit
to the lives of others and he is now reaping the rewards of his earthly
labors. May our collective prayers and your endearing recollections of
Mr. Lopez, bring you and the entire family much peace of heart and
solace in the doleful days ahead.
I am respectfully and, In Deepest Sympathy,
Senator Adlah "Foncie" Donastorg, Jr.

Dear Mrs. Lopez and family... I was very touched by the passing of
Mr. Cyril Lopez. However, I feel a sense of relief by the fact that he had a
long and full life. I am certain that he is satisfied that he left little undone
on his part to make life better for others.
His soft-spoken and gentle manner, his warm and cordial greeting, the
counsel he offered so many of us during his tenure with the Foster
Grandparent program and much more, left an indelible impression on
many of us down on the Barge "Miss Opportunity."
My sympathies go out to you all, an acclaimed and accomplished
family. May God heal you with his precious blessings and I pray that
your many reflections of him bring you peace and comfort.
With enduring sympathy,
Glenn "Krobena" Davis

Lillian Dorsey Lopez
Louise Lopez, Carmelita, Gouvia, and Lillian Collazo Lopez
Steven, Kevin and Keith Collazo
Keith Collazo, Jr.

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