Claudio Vazquez

July 12, 2018


Claudio Vazquez, 84 years old, passed away on July 12, 2018, with his family by his side at the home he shared with the love of his life, Diane Churchill Morris.

Born in Cayey, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Feliciano and Antonio (Bulgado) Vazquez. He was one of the oldest among many brothers and sisters, of which he always had the heart to take care of them all. As a young man he courageously went to Michigan and worked in farming. Shortly after, he left Michigan for Medina, New York where he worked at the Campbell Soup Company for many years. He was married and moved his young family to Massachusetts where he worked as a Bricklayer, in Easton, a factory worker at Datel in Mansfield, and as a custodian in the Attleboro Public Schools until retirement.

Throughout his retirement he worked as a Crossing Guard for the Attleboro Pubic Schools. Claudio enjoyed having a garden and sharing his produce. Fishing, dancing, going to Foxwoods, watching the Red Sox and Patriots and spending time with his family and friends. He was a compassionate, gentle, and kind man willing to give all he had to help others. Everyone who met Claudio knew he was special by his genuine, friendly, and willingness to help personality. He was a gifted man with the ability to do almost anything with is hands and mind.

He is survived by his partner, Diane Churchill Morris, his daughter Lillian Burt and her husband Robert Burt, Jr., sons, William Maltorell and his wife Theresa Maltorell and James Vasquez and his wife Noemi Vazquez of Las Vegas, his surrogate step children Tracy Churchill Gustafson and her husband Todd Gustafson and Brain Churchill and his wife Colleen Churchill. He is the grandfather of Marisol Limauro, Candice Marshall, Michelle Thimas, William Maltorell, Jr., Albert Maltorell, Vanessa Roque, Analise Maldonado, Evan Bantolina, Erica Faircloth, Evric Vazquez, Alexandra Vazquez, Victoria Vazquez and he is also the great grandfather of 22.

Claudio was the former husband of Ramona(Suarez)Vasquez. He is also survived by 8 living siblings.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral from the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South), Taunton, on Tuesday, at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St Mary's Church, Taunton, at 10 AM. Interment St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday from 4-8 PM.

Calling Hours

JUL 16. 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780


JUL 17. 9:00 AM (EDT)

Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home
350 Somerset Avenue
Taunton, MA, 02780

Funeral Mass

JUL 17. 10:00 AM (EDT)

St. Mary's Church
114 St. Mary's Square
Taunton, MA

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