Ariel Medina, a resident of Stamford, Connecticut and formerly of the Bronx, died on August 25, 2023. He was 57.

Mr. Medina was born on September 20, 1965 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico to the late Celestino and Miguelina (Rivera) Medina. Ariel loved dancing and celebrating life any chance he got. He was part of the Toyota Classic Club and was a licensed Ham Radio operator through the ARRL. Ariel was very athletic and played softball in his youth.

Ariel is survived by his wife Doris; his daughter Zuheily; his four step-children, Dianna, Christian, Daniel, and Michael and their spouses Carlos, Melanie, Maxine, and Stephany; as well as ten grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brothers Jose (Guelo) and Omar and their spouses Cindy and Raquel; and his sister Ana and her husband Israel. He was truly loved by all his nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be Tuesday from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Family and friends wishing to attend the visitation virtually may do so by clicking the following link at any time during visitation hours Medina Virtual Visitation  Family will gather at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9am with the interment following at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Carlos Pellecier (son in law) aka Carlito El Father as he called me on August 29, 2023 at 9:31 am

    We’re gonna miss you! But your memories will live on forever! We love you Papa

    • Doris Delgado on August 29, 2023 at 10:51 am

      Thank you

  2. José Medina on August 29, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Thank you❤️

  3. Shayna on August 29, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and lots of prayers. God bless you

    • Dianna V-Pellecier on August 30, 2023 at 3:33 pm

      Thank you cuz

  4. Jayden on August 29, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Your memories will forever live on grandpa I miss you so muchhh the whole family misses you so muchh❤️. My condolences to Grandma Doris, and to the whole family. We love you forever grandpa LLA❤️️

    • Dianna V-Pellecier on August 30, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you ❤️ he loved you so much ❤️

  5. Christina Cantero on August 29, 2023 at 4:58 pm

    I wrote this the other day on Facebook:

    He was truly a light that shined in this world. I could tell in just the few times that I met him. He made me feel welcome in his home & like part of the family. I am truly grateful for that. I prayed for him during his struggle, and I will continue to pray for him and you all. Praying for you, Doris & the family for strength in your time of need. Sending all my love.

    May you rest peacefully.

    • Melanie on August 29, 2023 at 8:28 pm

      Thank you sis ❤️

  6. Stephany Vargas on August 29, 2023 at 7:03 pm

    This is hard, wish we would’ve had more time…thank you for setting my husband and your step son straight when it was needed, he wouldn’t be the man he is today if it were not for you. Your grandkids will never forget you, we will see you again in paradise. I Love you

    • Dianna V-Pellecier on August 30, 2023 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you sis ❤️

  7. Carlito on August 29, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    My grandpa, always treated me like one of his own. I won’t ever see him as a step grandfather, he was my grandfather. He was always so humble and would always tell me to take care of my family and be good for my parents, he was all about family. And he taught me how to be all about family, I wish I would’ve been more communicative with him. I will forever remember your voice and your words of encouragement. There’s so many times that I remember and our bond was so strong. You always accepted me and never treated me any differently. I will miss our jokes about the old lady and Egypt. You will forever be in my heart. You always said our birthdays were yours too. I loved that so much.
    I love you so much, until we meet again. I will miss you so much

    • Dianna V-Pellecier on August 30, 2023 at 3:37 pm

      Beautifully said ❤️

  8. Dianna V-Pellecier on August 29, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    I just want to take this time to thank give my condolences!! He was the best step dad more like a father !! I remember the first time he came into our lives !! I remember the laughter he brought and adventures. I will miss spending birthdays together as everyone’s birthday was his bday lol he made it special that way . I will forever be grateful and thankful to him for loving us unconditionally .

    • Dianna V-Pellecier on August 29, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      In memory’s embrace, a stepfather dear,
      His presence lives on, though he’s no longer here.
      His guidance and love, forever in our hearts,
      A cherished connection that time can’t depart.

      Through stories and laughter, his spirit survives,
      In moments we treasure, his memory thrives.
      His legacy’s woven in every thread of life,
      A beacon of strength through joy and strife.

      Though tears may fall, his light still shines bright,
      A guardian angel through day and through night.
      In the tapestry of life, his chapter’s not done,
      For love’s eternal journey has just begun.

  9. AryddeighiaMae Stinson on August 29, 2023 at 8:23 pm


    I’m so sorry for your loss and the loss of your family. I’m a friend of Melanie’s and she has always spoken highly of your father. He seemed like a great man. May you and your family be comforted through these times and may he always guide and watch over you all.

    May the Blessing Be! Much love!

    • Melanie on August 29, 2023 at 8:26 pm

      Thank you DeeDee ❤️

  10. Dianna on August 30, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you all we appreciate it greatly your kind words are comforting.

  11. Rochelly Medina on August 31, 2023 at 10:34 am

    My uncle was always super special to me. Loved him to pieces and I know he knew it. He was a lover of life – loved his friends, loved to dance, loved his island, loved his cars lol but above all he loved his family. I’m not an easy person to influence but he definitely influenced me in a lot of ways growing up. I can still hear him. “ I love you sobrina” . I’ll miss him forever … ❤️ see you when I see you tio

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