SOUTHBRIDGE: Monserrate “JR” Muñiz Jr., 57, of Southbridge, died Monday, 10/8/12.
He was loved by many family and community members.
He leaves his children: Araiña Muñiz, Alisa (and Husband Travis) Blanchard, Crystal Horan, Angellica Muñiz, grandchildren: Daniel & Katlyn Lora, Amaris Muñiz, Azzeraya, Elijah & Adalyah Antencio- Muñiz, Lena Blanchard, and one on the way.
Born in New York, to the late Monserrate Muñiz Sr. and Isaura (Badillo) Muñiz, he was the brother to: Noemi Thurlow, Juan Muñiz, Daniel Muñiz, Blanca Muñiz, and the deceased David Muñiz and Miriam Muñiz.
He earned degrees from Quinisigamond College, Worcester State University, and UMASS Lowell in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Computer Science. JR had a life time career as an engineer and worked for many years at Digital Corp.
JR was a very active member of the Masonic community. He was a member and past Master of the Quinebaug Lodge of Masons AF & AM, Doric Chapter, Hiriam Council, Worcester Commandery #5, Melha Shriners in Springfield (Board of Directors) and Worthy Advisor for DeMolay. In addition he spent many years as an advisor for the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, engineering, computers, reading, going to the movies, day trips, Papa Gino’s and a good turkey dinner. Most of all “Papa” enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Calling hours are 2:00PM to 4:00PM, Sunday, October 14, in the Belanger-Bullard Funeral Home, 51 Marcy St. Southbridge. A service will be held at 4:00PM in the funeral home. Burial will be a private gathering.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street Springfield, Massachusetts 01104.
He will always be loved and missed by many.