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Carmelita E. Vazquez

Carmelita E. Vazquez of Accord, NY, passed away unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, April 23, 2020. She was 70 years old. Carmelita was born on August 7, 1949 in Mexico; she was the daughter of the late Felicitos and Socorro (Martinez) Sanchez.


Carmelita had worked as a Teacher’s Aide with the Rondout Valley Central Schools. She was extremely talented, patient and dedicated to the students she worked with. She was passionate about her job and about giving her students the tools to realize their potential and help them succeed.


Carmelita was a communicant of St. Mary and St. Andrew’s Church as well as Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Church. She had a youthful soul and was so filled with life. She will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her family, students and her friends.


Carmelita is survived by her husband Victor Vazquez whom she married on April 15, 1972; their children Viviana- Patricia Vazquez, Fernando Vazquez and his wife Yolanda Perez-Vazquez, Edith Short and her husband David, Victor Vazquez Jr. and his wife Anais and Candy-Jasmine Vazquez; her grandchildren, Daniela, Sophia, Jacob, Vanessa, David, Adrian, Vianca, Kevin, Mariana and one future grandbaby. Also surviving are her five brothers, Fernando, Marino, Heberto, Armando and Felicitos Sanchez.


In addition to her parents Carmelita was predeceased by her brother, Joel Sanchez.


Services will be held privately for her family only.


Contributions in her memory may be made directly to her family or to https://www.gofundme.com/f/2rjy8-please-help-family-with-funeral-expenses?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 to help offset funeral expenses.

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Carmelita was a very special lady she always had a smile and a hello for everyone. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Carmelita. Sending prayers and love to Carmelita's family and friends.

Linda Benter Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Carmelita was a lovely lady and neighbor she was so kind I never met a nice and kind person like her so will always see if me and my sister and my family is good and she will always talk to me in school when she was a sub and ask me how I am doing. I will never forget about Carmelita

Christina lettieri Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

She was my one on one aid for 4 months and she was the sweetest woman Ive ever known

Joe Deitsch Apr 29 2020 12:00 AM

Querida Carmelita, eres una persona maravillosa. Va con Dios. Te recuerdo para siempre.
Rebecca Horwitz, RVCD

Rebecca Horwitz Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Carmelita was a customer at our jewelry store for many years. She was always one of the warmest and joyous people I have ever known. My heart hurts for you. The world was a better place because if her.

Krista Scarselli Apr 28 2020 12:00 AM

I am so saddened to have learned of Carmelita's passing. This is such a great loss to her family, friends, community, RVCSD, and to me personally. I will forever miss her sweet smile, kind words, conversations and hugs very much. My heartfelt condolences to her family.

Kathleen Keane Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry, I loved Carmelita, she was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She was kind, patient, loving, generous, vivacious, hardworking, .She loved everyone as always talked about her children and grandchildren. We shared many a work memory and lunch together at Rondout. I loved her empanadas! They were the best! I will MISS HER DEEPLY! A Good Soul!

Sally Stokes Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Carmelita, you are so fondly remembered. I will smile whenever I think of you and the brightness and cheeriness you always shared through your kindness & sweetness. Thank you. Sending love, light, and strength to your family during this difficult time.

Alison Abbruzzi Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

Carmelita was the sweetest soul. She always went above and beyond. She was our number 1 sub because she gave her heart to everything she did. Always ready with hugs, shoulder rubs and her beautiful smile. She lived her family and talked about them often with twinkles in her eye. She will be terribly missed at the HS Life Skills program, she was OUR friend and part of our FAMILY. We were blessed to have known her. Our hearts, prayers and hugs go out to all of you at this time of tremendous sorrow.

Rhonda Petti8 Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

I will always remember how Carmilita would light up the room with her beautiful smile. She will be
forever in my heart.

M. Watkins

Michelle Watkins Apr 27 2020 12:00 AM

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