Carmen Lydia Sotomayor, aged 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on March 4, 2024 in Stamford, CT. Born on May 3, 1931, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, Carmen Lydia spent the majority of her life and raised her family in the Bronx section of New York City.

Carmen Lydia worked as a retail associate at United retail stores on Southern Blvd. before embracing her role as a childcare provider, both in her home and at the after-school program at Iglesia Evangélica de Co-op City, where she was an active member for many years.

She is survived by her loving daughter Miriam, son-in-law Michael and beloved son Miguel and his family. Carmen Lydia leaves behind cherished memories for her grandchildren: Corinne, Nelson, Edwin, and Adam, as well as her great-grandchildren: Logan, Paige, and Layla. She is preceded in death by her beloved sons, Nelson and Edwin.

Carmen Lydia’s viewing will be held on Saturday, March 9th, from 4-8 pm, with a memorial service commencing at 7 pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home located at 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462. Her final resting place will be at sea in the summer, followed by a celebration of life luncheon (date and location TBD).

Carmen Lydia will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those whose lives she touched.


Carmen Lydia Sotomayor, de 92 años, falleció pacíficamente rodeada de su familia el 4 de marzo de 2024 en Stamford, CT. Nacida el 3 de mayo de 1931 en Santurce, Puerto Rico, Carmen Lydia pasó la mayor parte de su vida y crió a su familia en el sector del Bronx en la ciudad de Nueva York.

Carmen Lydia trabajó como asociada de ventas en las tiendas United en Southern Blvd. antes de asumir su papel como proveedora de cuidado infantil, tanto en su hogar como en el programa después de la escuela en la Iglesia Evangélica de Co-op City, donde fue miembro activa durante muchos años.

Ella es sobrevivida por su amada hija, Miriam, su yerno, Michael, su querido hijo de crianza, Miguel, y su familia. Carmen Lydia deja atrás recuerdos queridos para sus nietos: Corinne, Nelson, Edwin y Adam, así como para sus bisnietos: Logan, Paige y Layla. Es precedida en la muerte por sus amados hijos, Nelson y Edwin.

El velorio de Carmen Lydia se llevará a cabo el sábado 9 de marzo, de 4 a 8 pm, con un servicio conmemorativo que comenzará a las 7 pm en la Funeraria Joseph A. Lucchese, ubicada en el 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462. Su lugar de descanso final será en el mar durante el verano, seguido de un almuerzo de celebración de la vida (fecha y lugar por determinar).

Carmen Lydia será profundamente extrañada por su familia, amigos y todos los que la conocieron. Su memoria vivirá para siempre en los corazones de aquellos cuyas vidas tocó.



  1. Marlene Ramirez on March 7, 2024 at 9:35 am

    Miriam and family,
    We are greatly saddened by the loss of your mother and send our deepest condolences . May all your beautiful memories of her help lessen your sadness and keep her close to your heart.
    Marlene Ramirez Romano and family

  2. Dominique & Family on March 21, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Ms Sotomayor was my neighbor and friend. We were fast friends from the beginning. Her wonderful spirit and beautiful smile will me missed. She touched the hearts of myself and my family and will be missed deeply but know we will always keep your memory alive. Although my heart is saddened I am joyous you are whole again with Christ. Amen. We love you dearly.

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