Samuel Alvarez, a longtime
resident of Saugus, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 6th, in Melrose. Samuel was born in Jayuya, Puerto
Rico in 1945, the son of Manuel and Francisca Alvarez. He
married his sweetheart, Melida Dillon in the Bronx, NY in
1972. In 1976 the family moved to the Boston area, living in
Malden where they raised their family until they moved to Saugus
in 1998. Samuel was a baseball fanatic and was dedicated to the
Red Sox. He loved watching boxing. Samuel also enjoyed taking
walks around his neighborhood in Saugus.
He is survived by his wife
of nearly 50 years, Melida (Dillon) Alvarez, his children,
Carmen Cecilia Alvarez Freeman, Raquel Alvarez-Segee, Melissa
Alvarez, Celia Alvarez, and Louis M. Alvarez, all of Saugus, his
siblings, Nestor Manuel Alvarez Ruiz of PR, Jesus Areil Alvarez
Ruiz of FL, Ada Alvarez Ruiz of PR, Sixto Alvarez Ruiz of PR,
Miriam Alvarez Ruiz of NC, Bienvenido Alvarez Ruiz of PR, Neida
Alvarez Ruiz of PR, Gricielio Alvarez Ruiz of PR, Celia Alvarez
Ruiz NC, Esterbina Albarez Ruiz of PA , as well as 8
grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and 34 nieces and nephews.
Samuel was preceded in death
by his brother, Jose Antonio Alvarez Ruiz and his sister, Maria
Milagros Alvarez Ruiz,as well as both of his parents.
Funeral Services will be
held at the Weir-MacCuish Golden Rule Funeral Home, 144 Salem
St, Malden on Thursday, December 12th, at 10 AM.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday,
December 11th, from 4 – 8 PM