Elba Cruz Matos, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on January 1, 2021. Born on July 5, 1944, in Dorado, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Angelina Rios Cruz. Elba worked for General Electric as an Assembler for 30 years. She retired from GE in 2001 to enjoy everything about being “Mema” to her six grandchildren. She had a passion for family, friends, cooking, bingo, trips to the casino, and her beloved Boston Red Sox. Elba is survived by two sons William Matos and his wife Heidi. Pedro J. Matos Jr. and his significant other Valerie Malenfant, all of Bristol, CT; a daughter Ivonne Hamm and her husband Mike also of Bristol; six grandchildren or “sweeties” as she often called them - Nathan, Angie, Morgan, Justin, Kadyn and Miranda, her aunt Juana Miranda of Mattapan, MA, a cousin Efraim (Frankie) Ramirez of Bristol who she always introduced as a brother along with several other nieces and nephews. Elba was predeceased by two brothers Armando and Gorgonio Cruz. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 7 at 1:00 pm at DuPont Funeral Home, 25 Bellevue Ave., Bristol. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Thursday morning from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. For those attending the services, face-coverings and social distancing will be required. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Elba’s name to Bristol Hospital Homecare and Hospice, 32 Valley St., Level D, Bristol, CT 06010.
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*******This service will be Webcast using the application called Zoom. The application is free and can be used on desktop computers or mobile devices. There is no need to register for an account with Zoom. The Webcast link will go live Thursday morning at approximately 11:00am. The link can be found on the bottom of Ms. Matos' PHOTO-VIDEO page. If you have had no previous interaction on Zoom, once the Webcast link is selected, you will be prompted to download Zoom. In some cases, after you have downloaded Zoom, you may have to come back to Ms. Matos' page and select the Webcast link again to join the meeting. Once you join the meeting, Zoom will ask for some permissions. Please allow the appropriate permissions so you can view and hear the Webcast. A PASSWORD IS REQUIRED TO ENTER THE WEBCAST. THAT PASSWORD IS miranda. IT IS CASE SENSITIVE SO PLEASE USE ALL LOWER CASE LETTERS. All who join will be muted as to not disrupt the service.********