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Virginia M. Baptiste-Cruz

April 4, 1952 January 4, 2020
Virginia M. Baptiste-Cruz
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Obituary for Virginia M. Baptiste-Cruz

NEW BEDFORD-Virginia M. Baptiste-Cruz, 67, of New Bedford, died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Boston Medical Center. She was the widow of Joseph P. Cruz and daughter of Mary (Barrett) Baptiste and the late Joseph Baptiste.
Virginia was born in New Bedford and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of Bethel AME Church.
Virginia was a devoted caregiver to her mother, Mary. She was happiest when spending time with her family.
Her family includes her mother; 3 sons, Dana K. Baptiste, Jason Baptiste and Victor M. Baptiste, all of New Bedford; a nephew who was like a son to her, Terrell Baptiste of New Bedford; 2 sisters, Mary Baptiste and Carla Baptiste, both of New Bedford; 6 grandchildren, Kendall Baptiste, Brendalee Baptiste, Victor Baptiste, Jr., Dana Baptiste, Jr., Danaja Baptiste and Niliah David; and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Joseph Baptiste and Brenda Baptiste.
Visiting hours are Friday, January 10, 2020 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. with a service to be conducted in the funeral home from 6:30-7:30 P.M. Cremation to follow.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to AUBERTINE-LOPES FUNERAL HOME, 129 Allen St., New Bedford.


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